"It is important to invest with schools like Penn College because the future of our industry is in their hands. It takes partnerships from companies within the industry to make this investment for the benefit of our futures."
High Construction Company
- Architecture & Sustainable Design
- Building Construction
- Construction Management
The High organization was founded in Lancaster, PA in 1931 as High Welding Company. Since that time, High has significantly grown and expanded. Guided by the High Philosophy of building trustworthy relationships and being innovative leaders, the High Companies are a diverse group of businesses serving a broad customer base in the Eastern and Midwestern United States.
High Construction began in 1978. As part of an organization that develops, owns, and operates a portfolio of more than 10 million square feet of commercial, industrial, hospitality, retail, and multifamily properties, we bring unsurpassed experience and expertise to facility construction.
Q&A with High Construction Company
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT THE INDUSTRY YOU SERVE?
We get to build better communities TOGETHER.
WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE MOST ABOUT YOUR COMPANY'S CULTURE/MISSION?
The High Philosophy is:
- Building Trustworthy Relationships
- Being Innovative Leaders
"We give good measure." I appreciate this because the relationships with owners and trade partners come first. Then it's providing the best-in-class quality to our clients.
HOW DID YOUR COMPANY FIRST CONNECT WITH PENN COLLEGE?
Noah Trimmer, a Penn College graduate, along with several other current Penn College students, came to HCC as interns and later became full-time employees.
WHY DO YOU BELIEVE PENN COLLEGE IS A SOUND INVESTMENT? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR RETURN?
We've seen HIGH-quality students come out of Penn College. Our investment in being involved in the program allows us to help feed into the program that has given us great employees.
WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU VALUE MOST WHEN RECRUITING PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI?
The qualities we are looking for are those that match our philosophy
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Understands value of their work and puts forth the effort to deliver the best
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE CONSIDERING PENN COLLEGE?
The best piece of advice to give someone considering Penn College is that as an employer, when we see that name on a resume, we know we are getting a good candidate. It is worth the investment for your future.
Architecture & Sustainable Design
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