Client

Valley Interiors, a commercial construction firm with about 60 office employees and 500 field employees serving clients from offices in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio;  and Lexington, Kentucky. Valley previously worked with Pinnacle on drug-free workplace safety training and compliance.

Challenge

With a new CFO joining the leadership team and no internal HR executive within the company, Valley needed to clearly define the roles of individuals at the company, as well as perform long-range planning for its future growth.

Solution

Pinnacle’s strategic planning and employee assessment programs equipped Valley for future growth and long-term success. Together, we created the right plan and identified the right people (and or job roles) to fulfill that plan.

To help Valley, our team:

  • Conducted a situational analysis with the partners to identify the competitive landscape and where they saw the company going in the future.
  • Conducted Trimetrix® assessments to evaluate present and future employees by behavior, motivations and values, identifying their skills and talents.
  • Worked with the partners to identify key players within the company to be a part of the leadership team.
  • Designed a strategic dashboard to help implement systems and processes and determine measures of success.
  • Structured and facilitated initial meetings of the leadership team.

Results

“Since we started the process we have gotten complete buy-in from everyone across the organization and our results are improving. Bottom line is increasing and revenue is increasing and volume is increasing–it all came out of the plan we created with Pinnacle.”

– Mike Strawser, Valley CEO

It started with something simple.

“We were looking for long-range planning,” says Mike Strawser, CEO of Valley. “We have worked with Pinnacle before. This was a natural fit.”

Pinnacle helps maximize the effectiveness of the most valuable resource of all—employees.

Working with Valley, Pinnacle conducted Trimetrix® assessments to evaluate each employee, identifying their strengths and areas of improvement by analyzing their behavior, motivations and values. “Trimetrix® helps you understand yourself better and your coworkers better so you can get more done,” says Strawser. “You can build more bridges and get the most out of people.” Then, Pinnacle worked with Valley’s partners to decide which employees best fit the new leadership team that would help the company move forward.

Focus is key.

“With the planning, it was good to have a facilitator to keep us on point, and drive the whole process,” says Strawser. “If you’re left on your own, you can find reasons not to do it. This time there was someone there to keep the process moving forward. Pinnacle really helped everyone focus, and the drive and the push has been there.”

The future is bright.

The planning period they engaged in with Pinnacle resulted in Valley expanding into the Lexington market, growing their business in a tangible way. All of their work with Pinnacle will pay off in other ways as well: “It will help us in hiring in the future,” Strawser says.

Valley is spreading the good word about Pinnacle.

 “I’m in a peer group, and now one of my peers is using Pinnacle to do the same thing we did,” Strawser shared.