Blog, Company culture

The Values of Our Values

May 31, 2019
A man walking past a building that says respect.

What do Elvis Presley and VP Engineering have in common?  More than you would first think.

The King once quipped that “Values are like fingerprints…You leave ‘em all over everything you do.”  We couldn’t agree more.  Our values form the fabric of our company and our brand.  We place a high premium on them, understanding that not only are they the benchmark for everything that we do as a company, but the force that drives our business forward.

For example, one of our company’s core values is Responsiveness.  It’s a huge pet peeve for many of us here when items aren’t furnished on time or an email takes days to receive a response, so we work hard to deliver the very opposite to our clients.

Another value that guides our company is Integrity.  While we understand people may define integrity differently, for us it means “doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.”  You’ll never see us skirting corners.  Our clients can count on us to do what we say we’ll do — which directly relates to another of our values: Openness and Honesty.

We believe, wholeheartedly, that being open and honest is the best way to conduct business, no matter if you’re an MEP consultant like us, a fast food restaurant, or a senior living facility.  Candor shows respect and saves everyone a lot of time.  Focusing on these characteristics allows us to develop and foster the long-lasting partnerships that are the cornerstone of our business.

As part of that same focus, we also place tremendous importance on our two remaining values: Respect and Professionalism.  In any profession, frustrations arise.

Our team relies on these two values to drive our interactions, and as a result, we’re able to maintain our grace under fire — something our clients and our fellow employees appreciate.

These values don’t represent a wish list for us.  They’re ingrained in our company culture, inspiring our team to do their best no matter the task at hand.  By remaining steadfastly committed to our values, our culture grows stronger; our team attracts the best; our customers receive the service and attention we ourselves would want; and our company continues to be one in which we’re all proud to be a part of.

About VP Engineering
VP Engineering is a dynamic MEP design firm offering engineering expertise in senior living, multi-family, hospitality, medical, industrial, retail/commercial and educational markets worldwide. With experience in a wide range of building types, our MEP engineering services help keep projects on budget and achieve your goals. Learn more at