“Trustworthy, loyal, and dependable…words more often used in our Father’s generations to describe a man, but these are the words that first come to mind when I think of Bert Gould” –Michael Baxter
Robert Gould has been a Field Superintendent with Baxter Construction Company for over 20 years and he truly is an exemplary employee that defines our company’s mission, vision, and culture. He began his career with the company in 1996 working under both Frank and Tony Baxter. “Bert stopped by looking for work and I hired him that day, I knew right away that he was an honest man”, stated Frank Baxter, “He was always on time and his happy personality, dedication, and loyalty always meant so much to me, he has become a great friend. He first started as a concrete worker and I quickly moved him up to foreman. We are so blessed he stopped by that day, we are so lucky to have him”. As an adaptive employee Bert has grown along with the company; travelling nationally without hesitation from jobsite to jobsite to complete whatever needs done. Bert “always has your back” and his quality workmanship, good morale, and positive life outlook set him apart from the rest.
“Bert has been with me for over 20 years and has done it all without any question and while always looking out for my best interests”, said Tony Baxter, “No one will ever know how much a person like Bert means to a company until they are gone and we are never letting Bert go.” Bert Gould is also unique in that he is only one of 2 employees to have worked for 3 generations of Baxters. Michael Baxter recalls “From some of my earliest memories Bert was there, fixing my 8 year old footprints across a freshly poured slab on a jobsite…just as with everything he does for us today he had a smile on his face!”
An employee like Robert Gould is a rare find and we truly appreciate his years of service, his positive attitude in the face adversity, his unmistakable smile, and his solid Baxter Family core values. Baxter Construction is truly honored and proud to call Bert the ‘Employee of the Quarter’.