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A Letter From CK Satyapriya: Spring 2019


A letter from our President CK Satyapriya for Spring 2019.  Each quarter the President & CEO of CTL Engineering addresses our clients and employee-owners.

Dear Valued Client,

Change /CHānj/ verb.  To make different or to make become.

A Russian Philosopher once said that people could endure poverty, degradation, and abuse, but not change.  Some choose to suffer rather than change.  When we recognize that change is a constant, it has the power to accelerate us forward.  When we don’t see this, it can explain why some companies fail.   One good example is Polaroid.  My favorite book, “Who Moved My Cheese,” by Spencer Johnson, M.D., emphasizes the need to change by observing what is happening around you.  Check it out on YouTube here.

At CTL, our employees have played an integral part in company operations since its inception in 1927, and in 1990 CTL became an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company with our employee-owners successfully navigated through the changing economic conditions.  We are proud to say that during the last 29 years we have quadrupled in size and added several branch locations in five states, and two internationally.  This transformation and success is due to our strong employee-ownership and ability to change.

Our staff is always up-to-date with changing technology. An example of that is our Facilities Asset Management service, which we have been providing for many years.  We now utilize drones and our in-house licensed pilots to determine the condition and energy efficiency of a client’s facility.  Asset Management is becoming more critical in achieving maximum return and reduced annualized costs on capital investments, and through adaptation, our staff continues assisting our clients in making consistent and cost-effective decisions to perform preventive maintenance.

Our employee-owners are committed to change and to learning new skills to serve the needs of our clients, to adopt new technology to improve our response, and to improve processes to succeed financially.  A testament to this, the average tenure here at CTL exceeds eight years, even with the lure of competitive companies seeking our well-trained staff.

Being a continuously-growing STEM-related company, we are always on the lookout for good employees.  We currently have positions open and appreciate your referrals. To see our most updated job openings and to apply check our website  Relatively, we continue to improve our website to showcase our services, office locations, work, and culture that make us proud.

Thank you for putting your trust in us,

C.K. Satyapriya, P.E., D. GE, F. ASCE

President & CEO

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