Building an Inclusive Workplace
Our commitment to diversity starts with our diverse ownership and executive group creating an inclusive culture in our offices and our jobsites. The end of 2021 marked a significant transition within JP Cullen’s ownership – the fifth generation of the Cullen family acquired ownership, leading to its first female owners – Jeannie Cullen-Schultz, Co-President, and Laura Cullen, Training & Development Manager.
We value diversity of individuals as well as diversity of thought. By diversifying our workforce, we are opening ourselves to new solutions we may not have considered before. We will bring different perspectives, not getting stuck in doing things the same way just because they have always been done that way. Below are a few ways we are building diversity within JP Cullen.
Women Wear Hard Hats Too
In 2022, JP Cullen formed its Building Women Leaders group. This group’s mission is to provide opportunities for our women co-workers to connect with, support, and empower each other to grow and succeed. The group meets every six weeks for various professional development training and social networking. All women who work at JP Cullen are invited to be members of the group and all JP Cullen employees are encouraged to attend their trainings.
We are committed to building an inclusive workplace and representing the communities we are building for, which is why we have taken steps like signing the pledge with Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) to increase our diverse management by 25% and increase our total employment of African American and Hispanic workforce by 15% by 2025.
We partner with organizations such as such as WRTP/Big Step, Transportation Alliance Network Solution Program, Operations Fresh Start, Workforce Development Boards of Wisconsin for diversity-focused career fairs, training sessions, and jobsite tours. We also offer technical trainings, mock interviews, resume workshops, and presentations on various career paths at JP Cullen and in the construction industry. Additionally, we provide sponsorships, internships, and apprenticeships to groups such as Operations Fresh Start, Women in STEM, Cristo Rey High School, and Society of Women Engineer groups.
Diversity Within JP Cullen
Working at JP Cullen
If you are interested in joining our team, please see our current job openings.
Or, check out the programs we offer for developing partnerships and increasing diverse participation on projects here.
Equal Opportunitiy Employer (EOE) Statement
JP Cullen is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. JP Cullen promotes diversity by proactively recruiting, hiring, and promoting women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans. JP Cullen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.