Member Spotlight: Crown Services, Inc.

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Member Spotlight by Richard Diana, Crown Services, Inc.

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services.

For companies; we offer staffing solutions from temporary assignments to direct hire placements. Benefits to companies include flexible hiring strategies, customized approach based upon needs of business and qualified candidates. We have an exclusive testing and screening process to ensure the right fit. We specialize in manufacturing, healthcare, administration, financial, technical and skilled workers.

For job seekers, we offer a streamlined approach to finding individuals temporary or permanent placement positions through our exclusive testing and screening process. All employees have MEC, insurance plan that meets the Affordable Care Act requirement for having health coverage.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values.

Our mission is to be the best at what we do in the staffing industry by delivering both a high level of responsiveness for the most demanding clients in all areas of staffing services and positive guidance for individuals seeking quality employment.

We emphasize safety programs to protect our contract employee workers.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

Crown Services Inc. has been a member of the Chamber since 2010. We utilize the member lists, reports and statistics especially on the economy and work force development provided by the Columbus Chamber. These resources are invaluable tools for us at Crown Services, Inc. In addition we take advantage of the networking opportunities and Karen Siravo serves on the Columbus Region Logistics Council.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

As CEO, I stay on top of trends by researching on the computer and reading reports from various organizations such as the Columbus Chamber. I am a naturally curious person from idea to detail. I want to know where to go for information and who to ask for answers. I like to know predictions for the future so I can strategically focus our company.

What is your company culture like?

We are a big family. If in doubt, do what is right. This culture was started by our founder, Chad Countiss, in 1968 and continues today.  He always told us to do for your customers what you would do for your family. As a staff we work as a team to support each other and service our clients.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

Our employees have to be innovative with fire in their belly. Success is what each employee defines it. We test for skills and ability however in the end I like to surround myself with people that are smarter than me and have initiative.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

Columbus is filled with varied and diverse businesses so you can easily find a number of niche markets.  Also, there is a great number of company headquarters located in Columbus. The growth and development in Columbus is outstanding. I enjoy the vibrancy in Columbus due to transient people adding to the workforce.

What piece of advice have you found to be most helpful since starting your career?

  1. Punch in every day doing the best you can for accomplishing your goals.
  2. Listen, the answers to most questions are with the people around you.

How do you achieve work/life balance?

If you did the best you could while at work, you do not feel guilty leaving. You forget about work.

Where is your favorite place to have a meeting outside the office?

Eddie Merlot’s in Polaris area.

Social Media:

Twitter: @CrownServices

Facebook: CrownServices

LinkedIn: Crown Services with showcase pages for Healthcare, Industrial Staffing, Clerical Staffing