2021 Employee Picnic & All Company Meeting Recap

Each year, Roers hosts an employee picnic to bring together our employees and their families. After a year without due to COVID-19, we were more excited than ever to have the opportunity to host this event again, this time at our corporate office in Fargo, North Dakota.

Most of our team and their families were in attendance for our employee picnic. There were various activities to enjoy such as crafts for the kids, dog agility and scent demonstrations, face painting, bingo and more. Pancheros catered and Sweet Treats Food Truck joined in on the fun and supplied frozen treats for our event. Our team enjoyed tacos and ice cream treats for the evening.

Dog agility and scent demonstrations were held by our Construction Contract Admin, Lois Eid, who does dog training in her free time. She brought three of her dogs to be a part of the show! An obstacle-like course was set up for her agility demonstration with two of her dogs. Later in the evening, Lois conducted a scent demonstration where various scents were placed under boxes and the dogs were to find them. All dogs found all scents! Lois has been an agility and obedience instructor for 22 years and is also an emeritus AKC obedience judge. (insert photo of her dogs).

Although out Bismarck team wasn’t able to join us due to a tight deadline on our large Missouri Slope project, they were able to celebrate on a smaller level out in western North Dakota. Project Manager, Dustin Fischer, worked hard to put together something special for those in the area. Employees from three different areas and their families were invited to Sertoma Park where they set up under one of the shelters for the evening. Cashwise Grocery provided the food and employees and families brought yard games, some played at the park, and all socialized for the night. We are glad all employees had the opportunity to enjoy an evening together with team members and their families.

Our All Company Meeting was one for the books! Twice a year, we get our company together for an overall update on what’s going on with Roers. For this meeting, we decided to change up the agenda for the day and we scheduled a bus tour highlighting a few of our recent and current projects in the FM area. We loaded up our team on two school busses and headed out around town to drive by some current and recently completed projects.

Here are the projects we visited:

The tour was eye opening for those who don’t typically see projects when they are in the works, and it was great for our employees who were from the western half of the state to come see what we are working on here in Fargo. We hope to host a similar event out west in the future.

Afterwards, everyone met back at the corporate office for a fun team building activity.

Following the activity, staff received a brief company update with President and CEO, Jim Roers and enjoyed lunch.

We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to get so many of our team members together for these events, especially after a year where we could only get together through Zoom or other technology methods.

We at Roers also wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Sheyenne High School’s National Honor Society members that helped us set up and tear down at our event. 

Breakfast with Santa 2018

Roers had its’ 2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa this year. We created this event to try and include our employees and their families. We have the Annual Christmas Party every year, so we decided to hold this event the day after so our out of town staff and guests are able to attend!

 
Santa

It’s called Breakfast with Santa… so what would the event be without Santa?? The kids absolutely loved him.

 

 

 
Activity Stations

Along with getting to chat with Santa, we also had some games, activities, treats, and more! Guests were able to go through the office and play Christmas BINGO, create an ornament craft, decorate cookies, and write letters to Santa.

 

 

Volunteers

We had some amazing volunteers help us out with this event! We reached out to the Sheyenne High School’s National Honor Society for some volunteers and they were great! We want to thank them for being so helpful & polite.

 

Overall, the event was a success! It’s so nice getting to not only connect and catch up with all of our employees, but their families & loved ones as well.

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

 

 

Roers Christmas Party 2018

Tis the season! Roers had its 42nd Annual Christmas Party and it was a night filled with good company, good conversation, music, and jerseys!

Our past parties have been rather formal themed as far as a dress code. Last year we decided to do an ugly sweater theme and it was a big hit! A lot of people liked the casual dress code with less pressure to dress up. So we stuck with that for 2018. We still wanted to make it fun, so we chose the theme of jerseys/team spirit! We even had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for Most Team Spirit.

Social Hour

The party began with a social hour. This was a great time for everyone to catch up with employees they might not get to see or work with every day.

 

Awards

Dinner began and shortly after we started the employee recognition & awards. We recognized our employees who have been here for 5, 10, 15, 35, and 40 years! We also presented the Rookie of the Year Award, Building Success in the Office Award, Building Success in the Field Award, and the Community Service Award. It’s awesome to get to highlight our amazing employees and the hard work they do for Roers.

Jerseys vs. Trophies

This game is also something we’ve done in the past. To say it’s a hit is an understatement! Everyone loves it. Each guest gets a paddle. Jim flips a coin, everyone guesses what they think it’s going to land on. If you’re wrong you sit down. And we keep going until there’s one person standing! We did three games of it this year with prizes of a Great Wolf Lodge gift certificate, a Roomba, and an Apple Watch for the winners! Such a fun game.

Pie in the Face

Something else we did during the party was a little fundraiser for the United Way of Cass Clay. Our United Way committee collected money for a chance to pie Danielle or Scott, two of our leaders, in the face. Things got really messy really fast. But it was for a good cause, so it was worth it… right Danielle?

  

Dueling Pianos

This year’s entertainment was Dueling Pianos who put on a great show! A lot of us got up to dance… not something we get to do with our coworkers every day!

Most Team Spirit

Last but not least… we awarded our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Most Team Spirit with Scheels gift cards!

1st place was Lisa S. on the Dickinson Team! She was head to toe in Eagles gear.

2nd place was Matt N. on the Development Team and his wife Christine! They dressed up as “jersey cows”.

3rd place was Tyrone K. on the Construction Team. He was a referee!

  

Overall, the night was a success. We’re already planning for next year! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from everyone at Roers!

Roers Halloween Party

One of the best parts of the Fall is Halloween! Getting dressed up in costumes, eating a little too much candy, the spooky decorations, and more. For the first time ever, Roers decided to throw a Halloween Party for our employees & their families.

We had an afternoon of Halloween games & crafts, cookie decorating, a photo booth, trick-or-treating through the Fargo Roers Office, and everyone was dressed up, of course! It was so great to get to see everyone’s families there and dressed up in their costumes.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with this event and everyone who came! We can’t wait for next year!

Check out the photos from the event: