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EMPLOYEE PROFILE: KRIS PRUISMANN

Kris Pruismann, Employee Development Manager at Story Construction, is a native of Kamrar, IA, where she grew up on a farm north of town. She graduated from Northeast Hamilton High School and what was then known as Hawkeye Institute of Technology. "What I like about my job and the field...
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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: WILLING & CAPABLE

We have amazing capacity as individuals, as a company and as a society. That capacity is being tested in this current public health crisis caused by COVID-19, and we're truly finding out what we're capable of. This ranges from working remotely, upending our routines, meeting almost explicitly over Zoom or...
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EMPLOYEE PROFILE: JACE CHRISTENSEN

Jace, a native of Carroll, IA, is a project engineer for Story Construction. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a degree in construction engineering. Jace most recently worked on the Marshalltown Police & FIre project as project engineer, which he says is his favorite project to date....
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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: Why?

If you’re a subscriber to this newsletter, you may remember last issue I teed up an important topic. I asked you, like we at Story ask ourselves, what is your purpose? Why are we here? At Story we utilize what’s called the EOS – the Entrepreneurial Operating System. We use...
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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: Purpose

Anyone who knows me well knows I’m a Simon Sinek fan. I believe he’s one of the foremost thought leaders of our time, and he has a way of articulating ideas and perspectives on many topics – including leadership – that provoke a lot of thought. Here is one of...
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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: Age Isn't Just A Number

In our office we have a wall with photos of each of our team members. We recently organized them by tenure with the company, and I overheard some of our younger guys comment on how many new people we have, and how long many have been part of the team....
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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: Two Things You Should Know

In February my wife and I took a trip to Nashville. It was a quick trip that included as many of the must stop places we could fit into our schedule: lunch at Biscuit Love, a concert at the Ryman Auditorium, a visit to a recording studio, and many other cool experiences. However, our most valuable stop was at the Bluebird Café, a spot known for its “heroes behind the hits” type of singer/ songwriter listings. Three songwriters were sharing their music and dropping pearls of wisdom, one of which I can't resist sharing with you...

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Story's Women in Construction: Deb Thurmond

For the National Association of Women in Construction's Women in Construction Week, we're profiling some of Story's own women in construction. This profile features Deb Thurmond, a project engineer at Story Construction.

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Story's Women in Construction: Valarie Vizza

For the National Association of Women in Construction's Women in Construction Week, we're profiling some of Story's own women in construction. This profile features Valarie Vizza, an assistant project manager at Story Construction.

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Story's Women in Construction: Erin Baxter

For the National Association of Women in Construction's Women in Construction Week, we're profiling some of Story's own women in construction. This profile features Erin Baxter, a project engineer at Story Construction.

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