Crete United

People are at the heart of what we do and why we do it​

Join us in shaping a healthier tomorrow, where our people are the driving force behind positive change. As part of our team, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation, leading the way towards a brighter and more sustainable future. Together, we are not just a workforce; we are a united force for excellence and growth, dedicated to making a lasting impact. Be part of a team that not only envisions a better world but actively works towards creating it.

Our core values drive us

Collaboration

We are truly united to achieve great things. When we hear each other and work together, we can reach smart, achievable solutions faster.

Transparency

Open communication is the name of the game. We lay all the details on the table so that we can see around more corners and be proactive in all things.

Relentlessness

“Can’t” isn’t in our vocabulary. We work tirelessly to find a way, no matter the circumstance. Every challenge is an opportunity to succeed.

Humility

No job is too small. No individual is above putting in the work. We keep our nose to the grindstone at every level of leadership.

Open-Mindedness

We don’t believe in hierarchy. We do believe that great ideas can come from anywhere. We’re respectful of our differences because that’s what helps us grow.

Committing to excellence: A visionary roadmap for safety, diversity, philanthropy, benefits, and empowerment by 2030

Maintain the highest safety standards in the industry.

GOAL: Maintain a culture of ZERO harm.

Drive a more diverse culture.

GOAL: 20% diverse representation on our leadership teams by 2030.

Promote philanthropy that directly benefits our communities.

GOAL:  60%+ of employees volunteering by 2030.

Offer our team an unrivaled benefits package.

GOAL: 80%+ enrollment each year.

Empower the growth of women in the trades.

GOAL:  50+ women in our apprenticeship program by 2030.

Support our veterans.
GOAL:  15%+ of our workforce are Veterans by 2030.

How we contribute to a more productive work environment:

At Crete United, it’s our duty to create an atmosphere of inclusivity where people are comfortable and able to be their best selves. To that end, we’ve carefully curated a benefits package focused on employees’ total wellbeing and that of their loved ones. We also believe in facilitating our team’s career growth at every level. Tuition reimbursement, continuing education opportunities and talent development programs ensure future leaders have what they need to advance.

Safety is not secondary. It’s second nature. At Crete United, nothing is more important than providing our people with a safe place to work — for their comfort, their health, and their success.

Crete is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are working toward distinct goals that will encourage women and people of color to start and stay in the trades. At every level of leadership, we wish to reflect a diverse makeup that reflects the communities where we live.

  • Initiatives in place to realize 20% diverse representation at the leadership level by 2030
  • HBCU outreach program to develop future leaders

We’re determined to give back to the communities that give so much to us. We’ll provide charitable opportunities to our staff to engage on a local level, as well as an organizational level.

  • Paid time off for our employees to pursue volunteer efforts
  • Up to $500 corporate match to individual philanthropic contributions
  • Planned community initiatives throughout the year for both Crete and with our partner companies

Recent Successes

A Closer Look at Crete University

Our proprietary training platform began as a resource to help technicians accelerate their training. Since then, it’s grown to include coursework across a variety of development areas, including diversity initiatives, discrimination and harassment training, safety education and energy efficiency 101. A resource to help drive company culture forward, Crete University is a way to offer our team the skills they need to advance.

RELCO Makes A Dream Come True

Crete United company RELCO recently joined hands with Shawmut Design & Construction and the Room to Dream Foundation to create a personalized themed bedroom for a local pediatric cancer patient. Through the donation of labor and materials, RELCO has helped to create a healing, hopeful space fit for a young warrior. They are proving that by kindling dreams and nurturing creativity, even in the face of adversity, a brighter future can be woven for the ones who need it the most.

IMA Apprentice Wins State Award

Arthur Welsh started his journey with IMA, a Crete United company, four years ago when he set forth on the journey of transitioning from being a full-time landscaper to a master electrician. In 2022, he participated in the annual NCAEC apprenticeship skills competition and finished third. He vowed then that he’d come back and win it all. In 2023, he accomplished his goal, completing a timed 50 question NEC code exam and series of fast-paced skills challenges where he installed devices, conduit, boxes, fixtures, and running wire per a set of drawings to take the top spot. The NC Electrical exam is one of the hardest state tests in the country, with a passing rate of 35% and Arthur made a score of 86% on his first attempt. He is proof that with hard work, dedication, and a great support staff, anything is possible.

Join our team

Work for an organization that cares about your professional development and your personal growth. We want nothing more than to take care of employees so that they feel supported and able to invest in their own career growth. If you’re committed to sustainability, passionate about energy efficiency, and always ready for the next challenge, take a look at our open positions.