The PPC Field Bonus
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
Teamwork is the foundation of any strong team. It is not something that comes overnight nor easily. A strong team is built from the ground up by a group of individuals that are committed to the same goal. Penington Painting Company focuses on teamwork as one of their core values. Without the strengths of every individual, the goal would not be achieved. Many successes of team PPC can be attributed to the team’s continuous commitment to teamwork and to each other.
Penington Painting Vice President of the Southwest Region, Craig Paris, rolled out a new program just before the last quarter of 2017, the PPC Field Bonus. This program was created to push the limits off what this team could accomplish. The program is structured to give a bonus to the field team who can beat the allotted budget to the project. There are some requirements that must be met for the bonus to be given. A few of the requirements include:
• The Field Bonus will only apply to jobs with a budget value of $25,000 and higher
• The job must be closed prior to bonus payout
• Jobs that don’t beat the budget will not qualify for a bonus
If all the qualifications are met, the payout will be dispersed across the team that was working on that specific project. One of the most exciting things about this structure is there is no maximum payout. This is a way of further motivating the team as well as rewarding them for their hard work. For example, if a project has a budget of 1 million dollars and only 80% of the budget is used, that leaves $20,000 in the Field Bonus Pool that will be dispersed according to position.
The last quarter of 2017 was the first time that this program was implemented. It was a test run for the company to determine how well employees would respond to it. After many hard hours and long days, the program turned out to be a success! Penington Painting had 3 Foreman recognized for beating their budget and reaping the rewards too.
One of these Foreman was long-time Penington employee, Lorenzo Quinonez. Lorenzo has been with the company for 10 years and recently decided to become a Foreman for the team. His leadership skills and commitment have made him one of the 3 Foreman to receive the Field Bonus payout. He attributes his success to his team and their ability to work as one cohesive unit. Lorenzo states “I believe we performed so well because we got along very well and worked how a team should. We all helped each other, and everyone gave their 100% best effort.”
There are many things that lead to Lorenzo’s crew’s successes and he believes one of them is friendly competition. The crew would compete among each other to see who could finish the job the quickest and with the highest quality. At the end of it all, Lorenzo had one large take away from the experience, “It’s always fun when you are doing what you love to do with a great crew”.
There were two other Foreman who were recognized in our 2017 4th Quarter Mass Meeting, Tanner Dodge and William Gonzales. Both men were able to accomplish the same goal of beating their budget on their jobs.
None of these accomplishments could be achieved by a single individual. It is the team that decides to come together and work as a cohesive unit. That is why Penington Painting is continuously striving to be a better team, and it is why we accomplish so much as Team PPC.