Architecture, interior design and engineering firm, Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective has grown exponentially in its 18-year run. Always with an eye toward growth and standing out from the competition, the team has recently folded a hospitality focused interior design firm into the mix with the most recent being Juli Russell Interior Design Group. “We added Juli Russell and her amazing staff without changing anything they did,” said President Brian Kubik. “We told them not to change a thing. We acquired what they were doing for a reason.”
The entire staff at Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective, from interior designers to architects to engineers, has a very symbiotic relationship no matter their tenure or skill set, with every individual bringing something different and complementary to the team. “We work together to get projects completed,” said Kubik. Kubik added that there isn’t really a management hierarchy, and the people whose names are on the door continue to work on projects – and clean the breakroom – just like everyone else does. “We just happen to be the ones that were willing to take the risk back when we were starting out. We still get in there and work to get projects completed on time and hopefully on budget,” Kubik said.
“We are incredibly family focused. We love having everyone’s entire family at our company events and try to make sure everyone has a great time,” added Kubik. “We want them to see who their family members work with daily and get to know us on a personal level. A couple of us have recently faced personal challenges and it has accentuated how important our families at home are to us.” Kubik said most everyone tries to avoid overtime, preferring to get everything done during business hours to get that quality family time that everyone wants.
“We work extremely hard when we’re in the office, so we can go home at a reasonable time and be with our families,” said Kubik. “We trust that everyone here is a professional and will get their jobs done on time, as promised. If they need to take care of a sick child or go to a baseball game, we want them to do that. We all love the profession that we are in, but the most important thing is that we remember that we are working to support and be able to spend time with our families.”
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