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From day one, the founders of Pegasus Optimization Managers, a natural gas contract compression and solutions provider, set out to diferentiate their company with a technically advanced
feet, supported by superior service. That takes
the right people—and the right culture. So,
Pegasus hand picks the industry’s top talent,
empowers them with knowledge and decision-making authority, and removes barriers so they are free to do their jobs.
The strategy is working, and it has earned the company a
spot on the Inc. Best Workplaces list. This is especially impressive because Pegasus operates across eight states. Chief Legal
Ofcer Jeremy Osborne is proud of the culture, as well as the
decision to launch Pegasus from College Station, Texas, as
opposed to a larger city. Here, the company makes a measurable
impact on the community, and the team enjoys a high quality
of life that aligns with company values.
Teach your people well
Pegasus installs, operates, and maintains compressors along
gas gathering and processing lines. Technicians are the face of
the company. They are hard-working, invested, and possess a
sense of urgency. This is important because Pegasus ofers
customers runtime guarantees that hold it fnancially accountable if equipment isn’t operational. If a compressor goes down
in the middle of the night, a Pegasus technician must wake up
and bring it back online. Pegasus purposely cultivated a culture
in which this type of commitment is expected and rewarded.
Pegasus invests in education beyond skills training. The
company provides comprehensive corporate fnancial training
to everyone and teaches department heads to map out their
own budgets. Then, they trust them to make the decisions
they need to reach their goals. Pegasus also hosts regular
seminars on topics ranging from negotiation to public speaking.
Osborne and his partners have decades of industry experience.
None of them knows of a competitor that ofers as many edu-
cational opportunities as they do. Such comprehensive em-
ployee development helps Pegasus promote from within as
the company grows. And it is growing. Pegasus has doubled
its workforce every year since its start in 2015.
Show employees you care
Employees can’t excel if they are worried about their fnancial
well-being. Osborne wants to make home life as peaceful and
prosperous as possible for employees. So, the company ofers
competitive compensation and benefts packages. It pays health
care premiums in full, ofers a 6 percent match on 401(k) plans,
and provides consultations with a fnancial adviser as a beneft.
To create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, Pegasus sends
out a quarterly company newsletter that includes updates on
employees’ families, such as births and graduations, and contests for kids. It also invites families to stay overnight at a
resort for its annual holiday party and provides free child care.
To be sure it never loses sight of employees’ needs, Pegasus
assembled an Innovation Team consisting of people across
locations and departments. This group imagines and solicits
ways to make the employee experience even better. Past ideas
that have been implemented include paid time of to volunteer
and a scholarship program for employees’ children.
In all of these ways, Pegasus intentionally creates a culture
that encourages and rewards excellence. Its success proves
that you can grow an organization with a happy workforce—no
matter where you operate.
Pegasus knows what’s good for the team is also good for business.
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Building a Culture of Excellence