Working at D&R
At D&R, we value ability, enthusiasm, and dedication to the task at hand. Our people are friendly, the work space is pleasant, and the culture is open and positive. We are a small company and we eschew formal titles. The dress code is casual. There is always a place for new ideas.
We work hard and we take our corporate mission seriously. To achieve lasting change in the marketplace means bringing the best ideas and the strongest work ethic to our clients. We strive not just to meet client expectations, but also to exceed them. This means examining every task, no matter how small, to see how we can provide the greatest value. At the same time, we understand the importance of life beyond the office, and we encourage a reasonable balance between work and home.
D&R is committed to professional development, and our culture is to help our associates grow. Associates have ample opportunities to learn from one another and foster synergies in their work through cross-team projects, an extensive training and development program, and the company's monthly newsletter, D&R DIRT. Associates who prove their mettle have the opportunity to expand existing projects and develop new ones. Everyone has a voice in the organization, and we provide many opportunities for these voices to be heard.
If you want to get to know your colleagues better, there is no lack of opportunity. We have a successful volleyball team that holds its own in regional leagues. Several associates compete together in marathons and other road races. A group of musicians meet regularly to play whatever suits them, and members of the 5:30 Club meet once a month to polish their oratory skills.
Being a community of people who seek to make a difference, many of us also volunteer outside the office, and we often harness our expertise in efficiency to do so. Together, D&R associates have installed energy-efficient appliances and fixtures in local homes for Christmas in April, helped build a townhouse for Habitat for Humanity, helped rehabilitate a home for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and planted a drought-tolerant garden in the park across the street. We have also donated food and holiday gifts to disadvantaged families and provided care packages to soldiers in Iraq.
There are many opportunities, initiated by staff, to give back to the community. This "bias for action" is typical of the associates that thrive at D&R and make it successful.