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Connected To The World.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

We are nearing the end of several Fiber to the Home projects for 2015.  All year long we have been placing fiber to homes throughout the Rocky Mountain West. From the mountain tops in Montana, to the eastern plains in Wyoming to the urban environment in Salt Lake City Utah.  Our crews have placed miles upon miles of fiber lines. Our vision of keeping communities connected to the world is coming true. Next time you email a friend, post a picture on Facebook, Twitter your thoughts, or better video chat with loved ones overseas or across the country, we are happy to be a part of making that happen.

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Sorensen Companies, Inc. Begins 1000 Mile Fiber Placement

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Starting Dec 6, 2015 we have begun work on a 1ooo mile fiber placement project. We have partnered with several companies to provide an excellent safe project. Our team has planned for weeks to guarantee safety of our employees and general public during this project.  We will be using close to 150 employees to accomplish this project ahead of time. The project stretches from Ogden, Utah to Seattle, Washington. Keep an eye out for us and you may just catch a glimpse of the best doing what they do best. Happy Holidays!

 

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SCI’s Integrity and Conscientiousness in the Field Recognized by Customer

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

In this day and age “keeping up with the Joneses” can be an ugly, property damaging process.  Keeping the cities or neighborhood’s infrastructure current with community needs means we often have to damage property before it can restored.  That’s in the nature of our business and we understand homeowners aren’t very happy when they see us digging up their yards.

Here at SCI we strive to provide the best service despite the often necessary demolition.   Since it’s hard for the customer to see the good that’s on the horizon while we are digging up the flowers we go about our business by following our company’s proven  Core Values of “Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, and Team Work” (SQIRT).

Imagine how Chad Sorensen, our president, feels when he gets an email or a call from a homeowner-there is sometimes a little trepidation.  However, on July 2nd instead of a gulp it was a few tears.  Tears of pride that is….  The following is an email Chad received from Barbara Wissler.

“Mr. Sorensen,

I live on 2400 East, second house north-west off of 193.  I personally petitioned for a signal light for three or four years. I was elated to see all of your equipment and employees arrive!

The reason I am e-mailing you is concerning your employees. I have never experienced such a great group of men! They have been respectful, courteous, and accommodating! In as much as the equipment was in front of my home I took my garbage can across the street from my home.  I did not want to leave it in front of the neighbors and inconvenience them.  I went to retrieve it in a downpour of rain and your employees would not allow me to cross the street. One of the men retrieved it for me. He happened to look in the garbage can to make certain the garbage truck drivers had been able to empty it. It was still full and he ran it up the street so my garbage would not miss being emptied. Many thanks to him!

I had been without a mail box for a month, it was knocked down by a lawn care employee.  One evening my brother was attempting to replace it.  Digging out the old pole became a major problem as it had been buried quite deep.  My brother was struggling to get it out and I was very concerned as he has a bad heart.  All of your employees had left for the day with the exception of one man who was moving equipment.  He happened to notice my brother was having a difficult time, before heading home he stopped and helped us.  I must say to our surprise it only took him a couple of minutes due to his incredible strength.  He had to be tired after a full day of work but he went above and beyond to assist us.  We were grateful for his compassion.

They guide me out of my driveway in order for me to be protected from oncoming traffic.

If they make a mess they clean it up.  If they dig in my yard the replace it back to its original state.

These are only a couple of examples of their concern for those of us in the actual location of the construction.

Also, they are always working!  It isn’t one person working and three supervising!  They all work!  They are diligent, hard workers.

May I compliment you on extraordinary employees!  This construction has been a pleasant experience.  Your employees have exhibited professionalism yet remained thoughtful and concerned for our welfare.  I have truly appreciated their help and thoughtfulness!

When the work is completed and they are not in my midst anymore I will long remember SCI and the tremendous employees they have working for them!  A big thank you to all of them!

Sincerely,

Barbara Wissler”

It is with great pride that we say “Thank You” to the following employees and to all of SCI employees that exhibit this same work ethic and follow our Core Values:

Dominic M. Robert M. Sergio V. Cory L.
Michael K. Dustyn E. Daniel J. John K.
Doug P. Victor H. Troy M.

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We Promise….

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Brand Promise

 

 Our Brand promise is to bring Innovative job specific solutions to our customers and communities we work in. To fulfill our promise we will search for the best solution in each project and communicate our innovative approach to our customers. Our team will remain flexible to the changing conditions of each situation, and will remain dedicated to the understanding that it is our responsibility to provide the right solution for our customer and the community every time, no matter the cost.  We promise to do this in…..

 

…Any weather, Any terrain, ANY TIME

SCI Competes and places in the 14th Annual Safety Olympics

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

 

 

Safety PictureOn Friday, September 27th, SCI competed in the 14th Annual Safety Olympics sponsored by ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) and Intermountain Bobcat.  This annual event is put on for the purpose of raising the level of Safety Awareness and to promote education through competition, participation and fun.  The even was held at the Intermountain Bobcat location, 3455 West 2100 South in West Valley City.

 

We are proud of Tyler Rowley for placing  FIRST in the Back Hoe competition;  James Touhuni for placing SECOND in the Skid Steer event and Tyler Thomas for placing SECOND in the Scissor Lift.  Congratulation also to all of those who competed both from SCI and other companies.

 

 

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SCI, Zion’s Speaking on Business

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

On Thursday, September 19th, Zion’s Speaking on Business highlighted SCI on KSL radio.  Here is the radio spot in it’s entirety:

September 19, 2013

This is Chris Redgrave for Zion’s Bank Speaking   on Business.

Craig Sorenson saw the research on family-owned businesses,  how just 30 percent make it to the second generation and only 10 percent the  third. He looked carefully at Syracuse-based SCI, an infrastructure solutions  company, which he bootstrapped and built with his own hands.

He didn’t want that to happen to his company. So, his four sons  all worked their way through the business, from the ground up. Before any of  them were promoted, they had to prove they were the most qualified for the job.  That’s why SCI is continuing to thrive under the leadership of current  president Chad Sorenson. Craig is still involved as CEO. Chad says they learned  early on that as a family member, it was their job to be the first in and the  last to leave.

Infrastructure is at the core of SCI, and that’s any type of  distribution from communications, fiber optics and power to traffic control.  And then there’s the wireless division that builds cell towers, DAS networks  and LTE upgrades. Right now they’re helping TMobile update 375 towers across  the state.

At SCI, they emphasize SQUIRT, or Safety, Quality,  Integrity, Respect and Teamwork. Safety is critical since they’re working in  the second most dangerous industry in the world, right behind mining. When  you have people digging in trenches 10 feet deep or on cell towers hundreds of  feet high, it’s not just an injury you’re preventing. They currently have 225  employees.

Craig is quite a visionary, and here’s one example of why. In  the early 2000s, he could see the generational gap between himself and his  employees. He realized the style of leadership needed for this group was far  different than what he could provide, so he had the foresight to step down as  president. Chad worked side-by-side with his dad to learn the values of the business,  so he would operate SCI in the same way his dad did.

Their philosophy at SCI is to diversify the business and  hold margins where they know they can be successful despite changing and  challenging market conditions.

For Zion’s Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

SCI   918 S. 2000 West   Syracuse, UT 84075   801-773-4390 www.gosci.com

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Sorensen Construction 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Sorensen Construction and Wasatch Barricade held its 2 Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament on Friday, September 13th at Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course in West Point, Utah.  We had an amazing turn out and while the weather was drizzly and cloudy no one’s spirits were dampened.  There were plenty of smiles to go around.  We played a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.   Everyone was in rare form.  We had winners for our two “Closest to the Hole” and “Longest Drive” competitions and while no one won our $20,000.00 Hole in One shot, our very own Scott McKinnon was so close he could smell the money.  Maybe next year….

Our Third Place team was Rob Long with Graybar, Scott Hoyt with SCI, Clint Kennedy with Beldon and Tyler Thomas with SCI.Golf- 3rd place

Our Second Place team, representing Staker Parsons was Clay Packard, Gordon Staker and Jonas Staker.Golf- 2nd Place

 

 

 

 

 

And our FIRST PLACE winning team, with 14 under par, was Chris Evans, SCI; Sean Baugh, All Points; and Mike Momi, All Points.  Congratulations!!

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Eckles Paving Team

Golf- 1st PlaceMore pictures of FUN:

Part of the Comcast Team

Part of the Comcast Team

 

 

 

Our crazy photographer Jeremy and his beautiful wife Nicole.

Our Crazy photographer Jeremy Bowles and his beautiful wife Nicole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCI BRINGS HOME THE “STEP” AWARD

Monday, April 15th, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to SCI for bringing home ABC’s (Associated Contractor’s and Builders) 2013 STEP AWARD.

ABC created the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) back in 1989.  It was written by Contractors for Contractors.

To qualify for the STEP award a Contractor must demonstrate an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs.  It must incorporate both OSHA required safety data with self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide ranging report on the entire nature of a company’s Safety Program.  It is designed to benefit both large and small contractors alike*.   SCI’s statistics were based on safety rates for 200,000 employee hours and  lost time rates for Workers Comp. (EMOD).   Scott reports, “We had the lowest recordable incidents (2.97) since SCI started keeping records”.

Receiving the award for SCI was Scott McKinnon, SCI’s new Safety and Human Resource Manager.Scott with ABC Safety Award

Scott has brought a vast background in many aspects of both HR and Employee Safety, and has approximately 20 years of experience in a safety sensitive environment.  He has previously worked at Union Pacific as an operator and a manager and for the past 10 years he has been deeply involved with various realms of HR and Employee Safety.  Scott most recently worked in the mining industry as the Superintendent of Labor Relations and Employee Safety for an international organization. Scott attended college in Utah where he began his studies in the field of Construction Management.  He changed his path and pursued Business Management. Scott possesses certifications as a Master Safety Trainer, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, MSHA, FRA, Safety, ISO 9001 and 14001 auditor as well as Hazardous Material Certification.  Scott brings great enthusiasm to our organization and the ability to enhance SCI’s safety culture, allowing SCI to pursue prospective business we have not approached in the past.  Scott also has a substantial and diverse background in training, which will allow SCI as a whole to standardize our processes, utilize best practices, and increase employee safety making SCI more successful.

Scott with ABC Safety Award

 

*Excerpts taken directly from ABC’s definition on their website.

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2012 SCI/Wasatch Barricade Golf Tournament

Monday, September 17th, 2012

On Friday, September 14th, the 2012 SCI/Wasatch Barricade Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament was held at the beautiful Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course in West Pointe, Utah. The weather was beautiful and the golf course was in fantastic condition.

The tournament was well attended by our customers, our vendor partner’s and the SCI/Wasatch Barricade management team. We played a 4-person scramble format which allowed everyone a fair shot at winning the event. In the end, we had a three way tie for the low team score at 59! After a score card playoff, the team of Clint Garner, Brian Waldron, Mark Monson and Scott Hoyt were crowned the event team winners. Travis Pyne, Ryan Schick, Don Lee Watson and Jeremy Bowles were the 1st runners up and Ben Liegert, Sean Rivera, Brian Griffith and Pual Waite came in 3rd.

1st Place Team Brain Waldron, Mark Monson, Scott Hoyt and Clint Garner

We also had several individual skills contest holes setup around the course, including a shot at winning $20,000.00 for a hole-in-one on hole #16. Ryan Schick was oh so close to winning the cash with a shot that flew straight and true at the hole, rolled right past the cup and finished within a few feet. He still won a sweet prize but the cash ended up being safe, at least for this year.

We want to thank our event sponsors, our vendors for their generous donations. Their willingness to donate the prizes, truly made this a very memorable event.

Ahern Rental,  American Eagle Drilling Supply, AnixterAssociated Builders and Contractors,  Bone Safety Sign, Codale Electric Supply, D.A. Davidson, Ditch Witch of the Rockies, Honnen Equipment, Industrial Supply, Intermountain Bobcat, Intermountain Drilling Supply, Kwik Kopy, ML Kishigo, North American Signal Co., Oldcastle Precast, Richie Brothers Auctioneers, SOS Skillstaff, Traffix Devices, Wanco and Wheeler Machinery.

A special thanks goes out to John Schneiter and the fantastic golf course staff at Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course. If you looking for a great venue for your next golf event, I recommend giving them a call. You won’t be disappointed!

 

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3 Rivers Linking Rural Areas To Digital World With Fiber-Optic Project

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

USDA Rural Development along with 3 Rivers Communications held a tour last week to update residents on the progress being made on the high speed broad-band fiber-optic project in Augusta, Montana. There were over ten individuals on the tour including 3 Rivers staff, Rural Utility Services (RUS) and USDA Representatives, and Augusta residents. They visited a work sight ten miles west of Augusta on Elk Creek Road at the base of Haystack Butte.  3 Rivers Communications contracted Sorenson Company Inc. (SCI) out of Salt Lake City to do the work. Those participating in the tour were able to see SCI pre-ripping an underground trench while another plowed in the fiber along the roadside.

 

RUS is the lending company for USDA. The USDA provides lending services to Rural Business Services, Rural Housing Services and Rural Utility Services. Their partnership with utility companies has made it possible to bring state of the art communications to r…

 

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