the estes journey to sustained success



This program has been submitted for one hour of SHRM and HRCI credits. 


Who/What:  Kent Pilcher, President & Owner, Estes Construction, Davenport, IA

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Doors open at 11:00.  Lunch 11:20, Business Meeting 11:45-Noon, Presentation Noon to 1:00 PM.
Location:  NEW!  Outing Club, Davenport, IA

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$15 for GRHRA members | $30 for GUESTS

(GRHRA Members - RSVP by end of day  May 10th to avoid late charge)    

Employee engagement is critical to a company's success and competitiveness in today's business environment. Companies that believe in high levels of employee engagement promote retention of talent, foster customer loyalty, and improve stakeholder value and and organizational performance. Most executives understand that employee engagement directly affects an organization's financial health and profitability. According to a Gallup engagement survey, only 32% of workers are engaged at work; therefore, most employers have a lot of work to do to unlock the full potential of their workforce.  

Key learning objectives:

  1. A journey to develop a culture of high engagement that results in high performing teams
  2. How to continually develop and enhance a culture

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As President and Owner of Estes Construction, Kent joined the company in 1983.  He has led Estes in embracing Integrated and Lean Project Delivery as a method to improve client ROI and satisfaction. Kent has spoken regionally on organization development, engagement and high performance organizations. He has positioned Estes to become the leading construction manager of public work in Iowa. Kent provides leadership and establishes expectations for quality, safety and performance for Estes, Point Builders and City Construction. He is committed to ensuring clients have exceptional outcomes. He initiates and leads all aspects of organization and leadership development for Estes, Point Builders and City Construction. Kent is a George F. Baker National Business Scholar. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA.

A community leader, Kent is involved in the following organizations:

  • Tri-Chair- Regional Vision 02030
  • Chair - Scott County Family Y Board of Trustees
  • Vice Chair- Community Foundation of Great River Bend
  • Board of Directors - Skip-A-Long Family Services
  • Board of Trustees- Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Advisory Board - US Bank
  • Board of Directors - Per Mar Security



Tuesday, 05/16/17 at 11:00am - 1:00pm | iCal


Outing Club
2109 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Kelly Faley
Margaret Hoskins
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Darcel Shetter
Kathy Sattizahn
Cheryl Riley-Hayles
Ann Jackson, PHR, SHRM-CP
  RK Dixon
Kirby Vyncke
Andrea Ryckeghem
Elizabeth Schwarz
Sondra Meyers
  Katun Corporation
Denis Beausejour
Janice Dolan
Matthew De Bisschop
Natalie Polich
Guest of Natalie Polich
Sarah Wallace
Emilie Williamson
Ray Cotty
Anne Howard
Jessica Eaton
Kellie Kerns
Kim Matteson
Amanda Sommers
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants
Daniele Mineck
Jeff Karll
  St. Ambrose University
Victoria Forsberg
Janine Happ
Lauri Graham
Teri Behrends
Kathy Sidlinger
Amanda Baugous
Kimberly Datisman
Erin Hankins
Kelly Carnes
  Lee Enterprises
Theresa Felger
Amy Cavazos
Janet Kutmas
Miranda Marshall
Brad Palmer
Jennifer Feeney
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Susan Blaskovich
Jenny Schmidt
  J Schmidt Consulting
Karla Pitzen
Jacy Rangel
  Isle of Capri Casinos
Christine Henry
  Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
KD Kalber
Joanna Miller
Nancy Phelps
Amy Goodwin
  Scott County Family YMCA
Leonna Ellis
Jennifer Palar, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Sara Ryan
Eileen Smith
  Performance Foodservice - TPC
Sherri Zaehringer
  Shaw Electric, Inc.
Rick Schaefer
  Shaw Electric, Inc.
Jamie Miehe
Joelle McDermott
... a total of 60 guests.
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