The foundation of the company is integrity. We build on our history of excellence with a constant focus on safety, innovation, ownership and customer service. Our success relies on continued integrity in all we do: among the employee-owners we work with, on the projects we build together and in the communities we serve.
Trust, honesty, reliability, fairness, accountability – all of these words are just various facets of Austin’s core value of integrity. Integrity is the foundation upon which we build everything else. We aspire to have integrity in all we do.
Integrity in Safety – Every employee owner has the power and the moral obligation to stop work if they see something unsafe. In addition to physical safety, part of a safe culture is interpersonal safety. Employee-owners can trust one another with their physical lives, but they can also trust one another to treat them with dignity.
Integrity in Service – Having integrity in service means that Austin employee owners will serve everyone we come in contact with, regardless of whether it is obviously advantageous to do so. We believe that it is better to give than to receive. Being an Austin employee-owner means that we come into every interaction, not to be served, but to serve.
Integrity in Integrity – It may seem redundant to say that Austin employee owners have integrity in integrity, but at Austin we expect everyone to do the right thing, all the time, regardless of who is looking. Having integrity means being trustworthy, honest, reliable, fair, and accountable in all that we do.
Integrity in Employee Ownership – Being an employee-owner means that everything we do has our name on it. Part of being a member of the Austin family means that every decision we make has an impact on every other member of our family. Without integrity in employee ownership, the whole family suffers. We are honored to be able to say, “I am Austin."