Over our 50 year history, we have found ourselves being drawn into the fabric of the communities that we work in. It first began with the inclusion of neighborhood subcontractors into our projects. Then we began working with subcontractors to find ways to hire workers directly from the neighborhoods that we serve. We
found that by including these groups in our projects, theft
decreased, quality increased and the entire area took ownership of the
project and the surrounding area. Our
commitment to assist our communities has helped us to grow our company while benefiting the communities that we work in.
Giving Back While Moving Forward.
A truly great company not only produces outstanding results, but also
improves people’s lives away from the jobsite. The O’Brien team takes
this to heart from hands-on neighborhood clean-up days to direct
mentoring of subcontractors and suppliers. Our
outreach to the community has lead to O’Brien employees being asked to
participate on many boards and committees, most but not all of which
deal with construction and employment issues.
OCC Team Members serve on several non-profit
boards and committees and actively support our clients’ fundraising
efforts. We are also pleased to be major sponsors of the annual
Building Michigan Communities Conference. We routinely sponsor free
business seminars to instruct tradesmen on how to develop their business
and improve operations. The result is a stronger
community and a better industry.
Making Small Businesses Stronger.
Excellent tradesman and
sub-contractors are at the heart of our company's success. For several
years now, O'Brien Construction has offered free Small Business Seminars
to local and minority tradesmen and sub-contractors. We understand that
many of these small businesses would like to increase their
productivity and improve services, but don't always have the resources
to make that happen.
O'Brien's free seminars teach practical skills and
offer vital information so that construction related contractors can
improve their operations and build their business. Successful small
businesses translate into a stronger community and economy.
It also ensures that O'Brien Construction can continue to partner with
reliable, successful sub-contractors.
Topics for these seminars have
- Accounting Documentation and Certified Payroll
- Employment Practices and Project Documents
- Smalll Business Law and Construction Law
- Insurance and Bonding
- Estimating, Project Engineering and Project Management
you would like to attend one of our Small Business Seminars, or for
information on upcoming topics, please visit our contact page and submit