Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Change can be good, bad and sometimes very hard. Moving to a new office location while expanding and opening a new office is a huge undertaking. One that can have great benefits, but that may come with some temporary setbacks such as schedule delays and perhaps even misplacing that odd piece of paper with information. I have been ever so grateful over the past two months for the generosity and flexibility of those around us including clients, co-workers and even my family. As we have settled into the new locations (yes, we now have TWO offices!! Aurora & Palatine)

I am happy to conclude that we are still the same company – just in a different place.

You are only as good as your employees….
The juxtaposition of old and new, experience and innovation is a never ending tension in the workplace. Every business wants to have experienced employees, but they also NEED a certain amount of innovation and youthfulness to keep up with changing times. At MeritCorp, we strive for that balance between the experience that knows how things are done thru years of learning and innovation that takes a fresh look for new solutions because after all – things aren’t what they used to be. It is important in our industry to keep moving ahead with the cutting edge of technology, ever improving our skills with continuing education and training, while maintaining the connection with that which we know to be tried and true proven methods and experience. Working together, mentoring and continuing education are all important aspects to make each employee even better than they are today, which then continues to make MeritCorp even better for tomorrow and beyond.

Celebrating our People
Labor Day was instituted as a Federal Holiday in 1894 to celebrate the labor that has made this country what it is today. The definition of ‘labor’ and who is being celebrated may be a bit hazy, due to the frenzy of new technology in the recent era, but the Federal Department of Labor puts it this way:

"Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contrib
utions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

‘The American Worker’ has grown far beyond Railroad Crews and Construction Workers. It takes a nation full of dreamers and designers, Architects, Engineers, Builders and Developers to create the ‘strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country’. So take a moment to appreciate your employees, celebrate those you work with and encourage those who are stepping up with new ideas for tomorrow.

We are as good as the Engineers and Surveyors that work here... and proud of it.  We have a new location, we have expanded and added a new office, but the same great people who are worth celebrating are here to make sure that MeritCorp Group LLC continues 'Designing the Future' with our clients.

Rebecca Luginbill