Celebrating DEIc and Our Core Values

Wednesday April 3, 2024

At Hensel Phelps, our core values of Ownership, Integrity, Builder, Diversity and Community provide a constant framework to guide what we do every day. We support these core values by incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and community (DEIc) into every aspect of our operations. These principles allow us to execute projects in a way that aligns with our future goals for the company while fostering a healthy work environment.

Our core values of diversity and community are the heart of our DEIc initiatives, with equity and inclusion underlying all our core values. Ownership, Integrity, Builder, Diversity and Community aren’t just words on paper; they guide our actions and decisions, shaping how we interact with one another and approach our work.

“Every day I walk into Hensel Phelps, I feel the community and I feel welcomed. I feel like my career can grow and blossom in a place like that because of my community and who I’m surrounded by. If I went to work every day and didn’t feel that I don’t think I’d be as driven or motivated to do what I do.”

Brian Gonzales, Instructional Designer, Hensel Phelps

Embracing our core value of Diversity is essential not only in our workforce but also in our partnerships and projects. Our teams are enriched by the unique perspectives, skills and backgrounds of our people and partners. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment that values differences can create stronger, more resilient teams that contribute to the success and innovation of our company.

“What I’ve seen with our diversity and inclusion—it’s about understanding and it’s about that knowledge of who someone else is and what their background is. It helps in your relationship with them to know their perspective and where they’re coming from.” -Brian Fish, General Superintendent

Creating an equitable work environment is a top priority at our company. We believe in fostering a supportive work environment where everyone has equal opportunities to succeed. Whether it’s through fair hiring practices, promoting diversity in our workforce or providing equitable access to training and advancement opportunities, we are committed to ensuring that every member of our team feels they are an equal part of it.

When we include everyone’s ideas and opinions, we can come up with better solutions. When everyone feels included, they’re happier and more motivated to succeed. By creating an inclusive workplace, we’re not just building structures; we’re building a stronger team.

We prioritize the well-being of everyone around us, extending beyond just our workplaces. We embrace our core value of Community by investing in various community projects that strengthen our connections and leave a positive impact in our neighborhoods. Our care for employees, colleagues and neighbors fosters a sense of shared responsibility for the community’s welfare.

“It’s important for us to give back to our communities so people understand that we’re here for a reason, not only to build this wonderful building, but to offer help and make the community better.”

Latoya Hargrove, Talent Acquisition Manager, Hensel Phelps

At Hensel Phelps, our goal is to create a workplace where everyone feels respected, valued and empowered to do their best work. By adhering to our core values and embracing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and community, we not only strengthen our teams but also drive our collective success forward.