Aces of Trades – Jennifer Gorsuch Walters’ career has gone from coffee to construction

Why are we moving to a 4-day workweek?

At Gorsuch Construction, the well-being of our team is our top priority. Because of this, we get results, deliver on our promises, seek innovative solutions, and bring integrity to everything we do. We do this with a talented, dedicated, and empowered team of professionals.

With the best interests of our team in mind, we’re proud to announce that we are now operating under a 4-day workweek. An extra 24 hours of added flexibility, rejuvenation, and time to oneself is the new normal for our team. Come join us and it could be your new normal, too!

How we benefit from a 4-day workweek.

Scientific evidence points to an overall increase in wellness and job satisfaction when people have a better balance of work time and non-work time. Employees have more time to spend doing the things they love. Their minds and bodies have downtime to rejuvenate. They have more time to grow personally and professionally. There are new opportunities to get involved and volunteer in the community or better support their families. As a result, it fosters greater creativity and innovation.

What does a 4-day workweek look like at Gorsuch Construction?

Our organization will operate 4 days a week, 8.5 hours each day. Our employees will have 34-hour workweek schedules while getting paid for 40 hours. We are reimagining the way our work gets done. We are working smarter, with more efficiency and productivity.

  • Our focus is on our productivity and results rather than how much time is spent in the office.
  • Our competitive compensation package remains the same – you’re now granted an additional day for “me” time each week.

Ready to learn more? Contact us today to see if a career at Fairfield Homes is right for you or browse our current open positions and apply today!

LANCASTER — From coffee to construction.

That is the career path Jennifer Gorsuch Walters has taken. Gorsuch Walters is the president and CEO of Fairfield Homes.

“It’s a pretty big job that I take seriously,” she said. “I run Fairfield Homes and Gorsuch Construction. They’re sister companies. At Fairfield Homes we are a development and property management company and Gorsuch Construction is the construction arm.”

Gorsuch Walters’ responsibilities include running the company’s leadership team, which has about nine people on it.

“Culture is a big part of my job,” she said. “Focusing on the culture of our company. I also focus on the people of our company. I want to make sure that I have time and space to connect with all the team members.”

The company manages 115 properties in Ohio and West Virginia. Last year Gorsuch Walters started visiting the properties on what she calls a “thankful tour.”

“We divide them into 14 areas,” she said. “So I go out to an area and have breakfast or lunch with a team. We talk about what they’re working on, what their concerns are. Just connect with the teams. I do that over a six-month period so I can see a property, but most importantly I connect with our people.”

In 2016 Gorsuch Walters won the Athena Award, which honors women business leaders.

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