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It’s common for employees to stall in their careers or for employers to take key people for granted. It’s called the status quo, and no one benefits. Chandos sees it differently. We give our people the opportunity to improve and develop. Chandos is a place where people pursue their professional passion. That’s why our administration team benefits from efficient systems and a supportive work environment. It’s why people who are new to the industry are attracted to Chandos. We help them map career options and choices. We mentor them and provide a way forward. Experienced professionals are drawn to Chandos because we recognize their talents and put that recognition in writing in the form of ownership. Our trade partners also prefer Chandos because we treat them as equals.

THERE ARE A LOT OF OWNERSHIP MODELS OUT THERE THAT SIMPLY AMOUNT TO TOKEN EQUITY. WHILE THE OTHER GUYS WORRY ABOUT NOT GIVING UP THEIR SLICE OF THE PIE, WE WORK ON MAKING THE PIE BIGGER SO THAT EVERYONE CAN HAVE A PIECE.

Since our inception in 1980, we have stood out from the pack with our 100 percent employee ownership model. At Chandos, employees share in the profits they help generate, creating a positive work environment and further strengthening the company’s unique ‘see things differently’ culture. From the beginning, our ownership model was designed as a closed-circuit system with a single class of shares across the company. In our system, it’s only employees who own shares and they’re required to sell them when they leave.

The only requirement for ownership eligibility at Chandos is one year of service. In many cases, financing is an option to help with the cost. Additional share ownership is based on merit rather than years served or whom you know. Financial benefits of ownership are realized through annual profit distributions and the value of unit holdings tied to company earnings and book value. The firm’s management strikes a responsible balance between near and long-term objectives. Disciplined growth with the top and bottom lines connected is critical to our ownership model. To us, this is not just a financial model but a community building function to provide opportunity for our people.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE.
A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY.

Chandos is focused on more than the here and now. We take pride in providing the tools that help individuals plan their future, a responsibility shared by Chandos and the employee. Retirement plans are one example. Employees and the company work on connecting the dots between the realities of the market, an individual’s role in the market, and the future of Chandos and the employee. We take this responsibility seriously and the company responds with regular communication and feedback.

BENEFITS.
KEEPING YOU COVERED, SHORT AND LONG TERM.

Many companies dangle perks to entice future employees. Perks may seem attractive in the short term but longer term coverage that should be available is not. Chandos takes care of its people as demonstrated by our benefit program which covers the vast majority of claims. Our benefits package is designed to protect employees and their families. Other programs may offer one or two different perks but we’re confident that when benefits and coverage are needed, our program provides the best support.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
HELPING YOU BE YOUR BEST.

Helping individuals be their best is a core value at Chandos. We do so by providing mentorships, career planning, training and skill development to name a few. Possibly the best opportunity for personal development is our culture. Ours is a culture that rewards personal initiative that makes us better. A culture that gives people the opportunity to offer suggestions and improve their area of work. And, ultimately, a culture that believes in its people, their unique talents and the opportunity to grow and improve.

PRUDENCE PAYS. OUR FINANCIAL POSITION.

When you join Chandos, you join a team that has grown through the ups and downs of the last ten years at 3x the market average. This isn’t financial strength held by a few select owners; it’s a strength shared by all of our employee owners. Chandos has built its financial strength by progressively sharing ownership with employees. Our position is real, organic and has resulted in what we believe is the strongest foundation in our market. Other business models are easily sold to larger firms or merged when times are tough, but Chandos has roots and longevity. Prudence pays so employees and clients ultimately benefit.

WORKING CONDITIONS. TAKING IT FURTHER.

Every company in the market preaches safety and promotes their version of a safe workplace. What makes Chandos different? Chandos goes beyond sets of working procedures and rules. We do what’s right; and that requires flexibility. Our job sites are clean, organized and stocked with the correct tools. Office space is arranged to drive collaboration through unplanned “collisions” between team members. Chandos has also built a culture of continuous improvement. The results are working conditions that keep improving and adapting. This ensures the status quo is not an option and the workplace environment is optimized for individuals and teams.

THIS IS WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY. WHAT ABOUT YOU?

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