At Credera, we are truly a family. I realize that sounds like a cliché, but if we were sitting across from each other right now you’d be able to see how sincerely I mean it. To have the opportunity to grow, learn, and be challenged from such an intelligent group of people is something I value as a team member at Credera. Even more than that, I’m extremely grateful to be a part of a company that cheers each other on when things are going great, lifts one another up when life isn’t going as planned, and selflessly serves their team members, clients, and community.
One of my favorite things about being a part of the Credera family is participating in our annual service day initiative. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall last year, it negatively impacted many of the friends and family of Credera staff in our Houston office. Because of this, we knew we wanted to partner with an organization for our 2018 service day that had our same values and long-term vision for restoring the homes and lives of those in Houston. With that in mind, partnering with Rebuilding Together Houston was a simple choice because it allowed us to serve our family and friends in Houston and those who continue to live without a home because of Hurricane Harvey.
Service Day 2018
For our service day this year, we made several trips down to Houston—people from our Denver office flew in, and our Dallas Credera teammates rode down on a bus, which allowed for plenty of time to get to know one another and play games. It was amazing to see our Houston, Dallas, and Denver teams blended together and serving alongside each other. After each build day, the teams went out to dinner to reflect on their time volunteering and create even more memories.
Several Credera team members shared what our service day meant to them this year:
“It’s great to be with people who you wouldn’t normally work with or wouldn’t get to be on a project with but get to serve alongside them and get to know them and their hearts.” – Emily Crawford
“It’s been really special to see my coworkers in a different light, still working hard, still really excited for what we are ultimately going to deliver, but in a totally different way.”
– Carlos Rodriguez
Below is an iPhone-curated video that documents the rich time we spent together serving this year with Rebuilding Together Houston. I think you will see an accurate, organic portrayal of my Credera family through the smiles, servant-hearted attitude and comradery captured through this short video.
About Credera Service Day
Every year, Credera holds a company-wide service day that gives employees the opportunity to engage in volunteer activities that create a meaningful impact. This year, Credera partnered with an organization called Rebuilding Together Houston. Past partnerships have included Mercy Street, World Vision, and Habitat for Humanity. During 2017, Credera partnered once again with Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, Houston, and Denver.
About Rebuilding Together Houston
Rebuilding Together Houston restores hope and revitalizes neighborhoods by repairing homes at no cost for low-income, elderly homeowners. Through the work of volunteers and with the support of public- and private-sector initiatives, we enhance the quality of life for deserving seniors, strengthen the communities in which they live, and build a brighter future for Houston. To learn more about Rebuilding Together Houston, visit them at rebuildinghouston.org.
Culture is something that is experienced in a variety of different ways. We’re sharing the many ways Crederians experience our culture in a series called My Credera. The heart behind this series is for our company, employees, clients, and friends to have an inside look at the Credera culture by reading about our employees’ “My Credera” moments. In this series, we are talking about our core values, personal and professional growth, mentorship, community involvement, favorite Credera memories, life after college, and what it looks like to create a career at Credera.
At Credera, we love to celebrate every achievement, milestone, and moments of growth. We are excited to open up and invite you in to experience those celebrations with us. If you’d like to learn more about joining the Credera family, we invite you to visit our careers page.