will help BlackHawk improve every day.”
The Core Value Leader is established
within the first six months of an acquisi-
tion, along with a unique wall mural in
the entryway of the location – some-
thing depicting the spirit of that branch
and the people who work there. Each
location is given a monthly budget to
plan events based on input from their
local team. Regular Core Value meetings
are also established within each branch
by the general manager to continue to
focus and train on these efforts.
“We don’t want to dictate what each
location thinks is engaging,” Riggs says.
“That’s more corporate, like, ‘this is what
you should do today.’ That’s not who we
are. We try to do as many team-building
events as possible to help employees be-
come more of a family. Not everyone has
welcomed that 100 percent, which is fine.
We’re going to continue to live out what
we want BlackHawk to be culturally and
continue to improve it.”
It’s been quite an endeavor for Black-
Hawk to assimilate all its locations and
employees into one vision or, “One Black-
Hawk,” as the company names it. Most of
the employees of acquired locations go
from working for a smaller, local distribu-
tor to working for one with two dozen
“I’ve worked for a big $4 billion
company, and I’ve worked for a much
smaller $70 million company,” says Ian
Hartman, who started as BlackHawk’s
Vice President of Supply Chain in March.
“I thought moving from the bigger to
the smaller company would be a step
back, but it wasn’t that way. Moving to
BlackHawk, I think it’s the best environment I’ve ever worked in. It’s because we
do the small things that don’t take a lot
of time or money.”
The mural at BlackHawk’s ‘Basecamp’ entranceway encompasses the history of the Tulsa, OK
area, and includes the Company’s Values. Each branch location has a unique mural. (ID photo)
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