The Way We Think

EllisDon’s corporate culture and approach to business is a reflection of its core values and principles: freedom, trust, complete openness, mutual accountability, entrepreneurial enthusiasm, integrity and mutual respect.

These values provide our employees with the courage to express and apply their innovations and expertise, allow our clients to work with us in an open, transparent way, and push us to expand beyond the boundary of what it means to be a construction company.

Freedom and Trust

EllisDon exists to empower driven minds. We believe that by providing freedom and empowering one another, we will invariably, out-perform, out-deliver and be at the forefront of our industry. We do not impede progress with bureaucracy and we do not accept solutions based on tradition when innovation proves superior. We give one another the freedom and authority to lead and we are fast, fluid, and flexible because the world demands it and, more importantly, because we demand it of ourselves.

Our company must serve our people and our clients, not the other way around. We start from the premise that everyone at EllisDon has the best interests of their coworkers and clients at heart. We start with the knowledge that we have the best and brightest working here. We trust these premises and EllisDon employees are free to deliver their work as they see fit. The result is a company where everyone accepts ownership and responsibility for success or failure. The result is a company filled with leaders, who do everything to lift each other up and never let each other down.

Complete Openness

We share everything with everyone who works here: company goals, strategies, business plans, and all results. This includes our strengths, weakness, opportunities and fears.

We want our clients to know everything about their projects – total and complete transparency.  We want to shine a bright light on all potential problems, successes, opportunities and innovative ideas. Sharing this knowledge helps both our clients and us be successful.

Mutual Accountability

Everyone at EllisDon should be openly and equally accountable to everyone else who works here. This accountability must flow not just ‘up', but down and across as well. We are in this together and rely on one another. We will embrace errors that arise from dedicated effort and appropriate risk taking. We will learn and improve, but never shirk

Entrepreneurial Enthusiasm

At all levels of our organization we promote an entrepreneurial way of thinking.  We want everybody at EllisDon to watch for and seize new opportunities – lead us into new ventures. We want everyone to think creatively, to innovate, and to bring forward their ideas. We want everyone to challenge convention, invent, develop, optimize, and refuse to slow down, as the rest of the industry tries to keep pace.

Integrity and Mutual Respect

We hold each other to the highest standards of professional and personal integrity. We are good to our word and demonstrate complete honesty at all times. We strive to treat everyone around us respectfully, not just at work but at home and in our communities.