People Come First
Sunstate is more than just a fleet of construction equipment – we are a company that is founded on the principle that people come first.
Since 1977, Sunstate has conducted business with one basic principle: treat people with respect, fairness and integrity. We prioritize our people. In turn, our people prioritize our customers by delivering top-notch equipment and service that raises the bar for reliability, safety and customer relationships.
This was the philosophy that inspired our founder, Mike Watts, to start his own company, and it’s the philosophy that has permeated all of our business practices ever since.
Twenty percent of Sunstate’s team has been with us for 20 years or more. We believe this is remarkable testament of how Sunstate does more than talk about our values—we proactively demonstrate them internally and externally at every step, developing steadfast relationships with our employees, vendors, customers, and the communities where we do business.
Sunstate’s core values define our company culture and are at the essence of how we operate from the wash rack to senior leadership. Every employee is fully trained from day one to ensure continuity of our culture throughout all of Sunstate’s locations.
People: Our people come first. Focus on their needs and they will take care of quality, service and customer needs.
Integrity: Never commit to anything without following through. It starts at the top.
Safety: We place the utmost value on your well-being. No job is so important that we should not take the time to perform the work safely.
Challenge: Don’t accept something because it is the way it has always been done. Challenge the company, as well as yourself, to change and improve. Suggest a better way.
Empowerment: Make decisions—grow from mistakes.
Teamwork: Find solutions, not fault. Long-term relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers are essential to our success. Communication is the key.
Fun: If you are not enjoying yourself and having fun:
Determine the reason.
Make every attempt to change what you can.
Give us the opportunity to change what we can.
If this fails, make a change.