Safe Practices Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

After several months of stay-at-home orders, all 50 states are currently in the process of reopening to some degree. But the lift on restrictions does not mean the risk of COVID-19 has diminished. State lockdowns were not meant to be long-term solutions to the pandemic. They were intended to give hospitals a chance to prepare for an influx of patients, give researchers time to learn more about the new coronavirus, and slow the spread of COVID-19. However, the reopening of businesses, parks, beaches and other common areas have led many people to return to unsafe behaviors such as gathering in large crowds, and not practicing the required safety guidelines potentially contributing to a surge in cases.

MEWP Day of Training

Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. remains committed to safety, team education and the execution of all our 2020 training programs. We want to commend our workforce for their dedication to personal development and the completion of certifications during these challenging times.  SWCTF “The more you know—the more you work. Being a Union carpenter is about diligence and dedication to quality craftsmanship”.

Sharpe wins CREST Award from the Finishing Contractors Association

We are pleased to announce that Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. has been selected as a CREST Award winner by the Finishing Contractors Association. The FCA CREST Awards (Contractors Recognizing Excellence in Safety Training) was created to provide recognition to contractors who maintain effective safety programs, and winners of a CREST Award are internationally-recognized for their commitment to safety excellence. The Sharpe team has earned the right to say we are the safest contractor in North America!

Recap of Executive Committee All-Company Meeting

On Friday, April 24, 2020, Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. Executive Team conducted an all-company video conference meeting. The theme of the meeting was “Celebrating Team Work” and was appropriately titled “This is Who We Are”. The meeting started with two inspiring videos followed by a message from each member of the Executive Committee.

Sharpe Kicks Off American Red Cross Donation Campaign

While Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. is recognized for being a premier metal stud and drywall company in Southern California, we are more than just drywall. Sharpe is a people-focused organization with a culture of giving back to our community. Every year, we partner with our clients and local charities to raise money, volunteer time and provide resources for the common good. At Sharpe, we understand that philanthropic support not only fosters strong client and employee bonds, but could change lives, families and communities. This is who we are and we know it is the right thing to do!

Pictures and Recap of Drywall 101

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. held the first of many “101 Classes” scheduled for the year. The “Drywall 101 / Top Out Class” was held at the Sharpe corporate office and classes were open to all Apprentices Stage 1 through 5. The event included a classroom-style setting with a full-scale mock-up that provided real-time hands on experience. The class also consisted of various educational topics including a complete review of the Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. Drywall 101 specification sheet.  A hosted breakfast, and “cash for gas”  was provided to those who attended.

Pictures and Recap of 1st Sharpe-Sponsored Union Certification Class

Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. is dedicated to giving all employees the opportunity and the tools to succeed in their career and in life. All aspects of our company are designed with employees success in mind.  Every year, as part of our strategic plan, we create a theme with a specific focus.  Last year it was health and wellness. This year's theme is education. The Sharpe 2020 calendar is filled with programs and events specifically focused on education.

Sharpe Year-End Safety Celebration

The Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. annual Safety Celebration is one of our biggest employee gatherings of the year. This event is held in recognition of our company’s safety record and accomplishments. It is our company’s way of bringing the whole team together to say thank you, and to promote and reward good safety practices.

Two of our very own receive "Apprentice of the Year"

Every year, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 36 (IUPAT),  nominates one Drywall Finishing Apprentice to receive the “Apprentice of the Year” Award. This years’ graduation ceremony was held on January 10, 2020, where two of Sharpe’s very own were recognized:  Ivan Gonzalez was named “Apprentice of the Year” and Jose Lopez was named “Runner Up”.  According to IUPAT, it is never easy to select the apprentice of the year as it is always a tight race, and this year was no different. Ivan Gonzalez and Jose Lopez were leading among all drywall finishing graduates. During their apprenticeship, they both demonstrated advance skills, the ability to learn their trade quickly and effectively, and were always willing to help others, all while consistently performing at their best. 

Circa Wins WWCCA Project of the Year Award

The Circa project located at 1200 South Figueroa in DTLA has recently received the Walter F. Pruter Project of the Year Award by the Western Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association. The project consists of two, 34-story residential towers with 648 luxury apartments sitting on top of a seven-story retail podium with 48,000 square feet of space for retail and restaurants and 1,770 parking spaces.  The General Contractor is Lendlease and the Architect is Harley Ellis Deveraux. 

We are People Working for People

Our work force is diverse. It reflects our community, which we are so very proud to live in. It reflects different countries of origin, different educational backgrounds, different religious beliefs, different political believes and different lifestyles. We are so fortunate to work in such a diverse environment with wonderful people who are from different places, with different stories, and different paths. 

SUSTAINABILITY: The Height of Innovations

We continue to evolve the possibilities of our trade. This year, we have made technological leaps forward that enable creative visions to come to life like never before. 

COLLABORATION: The Height of Solutions

Through collaboration with leading industry partners, Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. has begun work on some of Los Angeles' biggest and brightest buildings of 2019.

Sharpe is the Presenting Sponsor of the AIA/LA Design Awards for third year in a row

In our continued support of our design community, Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. was the presenting sponsor of this year’s AIA/LA Design Awards which was held at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood on October 28th. The evening began with cocktails and networking in the 4,500 square-foot, column-free, Netflix Lobby, followed by the ceremony, which was held in the Wolf Theater, one of the most technologically advanced screening facilities in the world. 

Paradigm Talent Agency wins ENR Best Interiors!

Facing an accelerated schedule and working with a 30-year-old building that had been vacant for seven years, the 160-member project team created a state-of-the-art, 85,000-square-foot headquarters for Paradigm Talent Agency in just five months, beginning with gutting the entire facility.

Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc Company Picnic

​Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. held its 2019 annual company picnic at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday, July 13th. The company picnic continues to be an ongoing tradition and is designed to bring all employees and their families together for a celebration of achievements, and to thank all for their hard work and dedication. 

MLM Wolf Pack Graduation!

The Wolf Pack Graduation Ceremony was the conclusion event after eight modules on leadership development for the Foremen of Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc.  Select employees met bi-weekly over a four-month period with the goal to empower potential leaders to understand the monumental difference their leadership can make on a job to ensure success for the entire organization. Leaders making decisions that act in the best interest of the build, with the confidence that they understand the mission and know how their input can accelerate and grow their entire team.

Join us at the Finish Line!

As many of you know, Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. is participating in the AIDS/LifeCycle event, which is a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  

Six Sharpe projects nominated for a Calibre Award!

One Winner and Five other Sharpe projects  nominated for a 2019 Calibre Award!  The Calibre Awards celebrate design, and recognize the excellent work of our industries project teams, that have exceeded the expectations of our profession by bringing design to life. With this Award, the IIDA honors the true meaning of collaboration for projects that exhibit a high level of teamwork and stunning design.  Congratulations to all the Sharpe employees who worked on the following projects:

Build-A-Bike Round 2!

Several of Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. employees took part in a "Build A Bike" event on April 23rd which is a part of a leadership program focused on growing leaders, engaging teams, and overcoming challenges.  Each class comes with challenges to encourage the teams to try new ideas. One of the team challenges is working together, blindfolded, to assemble children’s bikes.  This 40-minute event represents the stress and challenges of the job site where depending on teammates for information and collaboration is paramount. 

Sharpe Sponsors the Carousel Ranch 11th annual “How the West Was Won” Charity Shoot

Carousel Ranch held its 11th annual “How the West Was Won” Charity Shoot Friday, April 26th sponsored by Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. and held at Moore N’ Moore Sporting Clays to benefit the kids at Carousel Ranch, raising more than $33,000. 

 

A total of 107 shooters on 21 teams came out for a day of fun with the overall purpose of raising money for the kids at Carousel Ranch. This was the event’s most successful to date.

Sharpe's Year-End Safety Celebration at BowlMor Lanes

Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. held their Year-End Safety Celebration at BowlMor Lanes in Anaheim on March 2nd.  Employees and their spouses enjoyed Bowling, Dancing to an amazing DJ, Arcade Games, Pool Tables, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Photo Booth and much much more!  

The historic Ford Factory Wins Sustainable Innovation Award.

The Los Angeles Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council presented the 8th Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards at its 14th annual Green Gala on December 6, 2018. The Ford Factory, a historic renovation and adaptive reuse at 7th and Santa Fe received the “Sustainable Sites” award.

Sharpe Participates in AIDS/Life Cycle Bike Ride 2019

AIDS/Life Cycle is a fully-supported, seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  It’s a life-changing ride—not a race—through some of California’s most beautiful countryside. AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is designed to advance their shared interest to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. As part of this event, thousands of people participating as either Cyclists, Roadies, Volunteers, or Virtual Cyclists raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS-related services.

Vans 3rd Floor Headquarters Wins WWCCA Project of the Year Award

The Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa has recently received the Walter F. Pruter Project of the Year Award by the Western Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association.  The Sharpe team includes Project Manager Jack Johnson, Superintendents Angelo San Paolo and Sammy Arellano, Foreman Miguel Munoz, and Taping Foreman Raul Cuevas.....

Robert Soto Joins Sharpe Interior Systems as Client Relations Manager

Robert Soto has recently joined Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. as a Client Relations Manager. Robert brings over 22 years of experience most recently serving as District Manager of Kelly Paper....

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills receives an ENR Regional Best Projects 2018 Award!

The annual ENR Regional Best Projects 2018 Awards honor the nation’s best projects as determined by three panels of judges, all industry leaders in design and construction. Weeks of scoring and discussion involve detailed analysis of the candidates on their contributions to industry and community, innovation in design, safety and construction quality and the strength of their teamwork and leadership in overcoming challenges.

Mary Cox is WiOps Member of the Month!

The WiOps September 2018 Member of the Month is Mary Cox! Mary is a Senior Project Manager with over 30 years of construction industry experience. 

Sharpe Interior Systems Company Picnic 2018

Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. held their annual company picnic at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina in Newport Beach on Saturday, August 4th.  The days activities included volleyball tournament, live music, beach games, swimming, paddle boats, paddle boarding, kayak races, bounce house, kids crafts, face painting, all-you-can-eat catered BBQ and much much more!  The day was enjoyed by over 800 Sharpe employees.

Build a Team… Build A Community… Build-A-Bike

Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. Formen and Managers took part in a 16-week leadership program focused on growing leaders, engaging teams, and overcoming challenges.  Each class comes with challenges to encourage the teams to try new ideas. One of the team challenges is working together, blindfolded, to assemble children’s bikes.  This 40-minute event represented the stress and challenges of the job site where depending on teammates for information and collaboration is paramount.  Stress brings out different things in everyone, but leaders have to understand that the product matters even when you’re frustrated. Someone is going to receive your work so your attitude matters, a lot. The people that benefited from the challenge were young children recovering from cancer, and children who had never owned a bike.  Driving home the lesson that everything Sharpe employees do, matters. At Sharpe Interior Systems, we do more than just Drywall.

Eight Sharpe projects nominated for a Calibre Award!

The 2018 IIDA Calibre Design Awards were held on Friday, May 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Calibre celebrates design and recognizes the excellent work of the many project teams that have exceeded  expectations of our profession.  This Award honors the true meaning of collaboration for projects that exhibit a high level of teamwork and stunning design.

Sharpe employees bond at the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge

The Sport is Survival. And some games you can't afford to lose...  Bear Grylls Survival Challenge is a 4+ mile outdoor competitive survival experience, inspired by the wild encounters and well-honed skills of the ultimate survival authority – Bear Grylls.

Sharpe completes the Harman Experience Center in Northridge

The 15,000-square-foot Experience Center, on the Northridge campus that’s been JBL’s home since 1976, is entered via a long hallway that appears framed with laser beams that go up its walls and across the ceiling. Those are actually thin video tubes, capable of blazing fast color changes linked to data from the giant, 18-foot-by-10-foot Samsung video wall at the end of the corridor....

Leadership Ropes Course Team Building

We chose this ropes course because they appreciate the difference between recreational activities and truly facilitated team building programs.

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