At PCW we love what we do, and we also love our families and community!
So, we partnered with Brush Creek Elementary School for Career Day to show students what we do and our passion for operating a business in this amazing community.
PCW owner, Todd Morrison, took three fifth grader kiddos, including his stepdaughter Scarlett, on a little journey to show them what our team does.
It was such a fantastic day! Here are some of the highlights..
We started at the PCW office and shared with the kids how we come up with ideas for homes and commercial projects, the very important role of Architecture and Engineering, introduced them to our Office Manager, Tracy, to hear more about finances and talked about costs and billing.
We loved that during this part of the day, we were able to provide education on ‘real world’ topics that will help these children in the future.
From the office, we headed to the Hay Meadow project site. Here we talked about the differences between a non-disturbed lot vs. a “grubbed” site and how we remove things like grass and topsoil.
It kind of felt like a mini geology lesson mixed with construction processes, and the kids seemed to really enjoy it!
Our group moved on to Lime Park in Eagle Ranch where we chatted about the excavation process and structural framing. The kids had the chance to learn how to determine different “ply” for engineered trusses and girder trusses, and it was so great to see them enjoy this exercise!
One of the student’s dads, who is a Hoe Operator, also talked with the kids about his role in the process. This really illustrated to the kids what how important teamwork is – another life skill that we think is super valuable.
One of the best parts of the day was that there was a lot of showing versus just talking. The kids had a chance to see another PCW project on East Haystacker. Here, we talked about electric and plumbing. The kids were amazed at how simple things like lights in a home are actually pretty complex.
The last stop on our agenda was a property at 2727 E. Haystacker. Here we talked about all of the final finishes – window trim, interior masonry, cabinetry, and doors. We had the kids do an ‘inspection’ of the property, which really brought to light how much they learned throughout the day.
A wonderful day like this wouldn’t be complete without a nice lunch, so we took everyone to Asian Fusion where we enjoyed some delicious food and Japanese sodas.
Who knows.. maybe one of these students will open a successful construction company here in the Valley in the next decade!
It was such an honor to be able to share our passion with students in our community, so we’re beyond grateful that we had the opportunity to participate in Career Day.