Groundworks Reaffirms its Commitment to Safety by Naming Patrick Flynn Director of Safety
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 11, 2020) – Groundworks®, the nation’s largest privately held foundation services company, is proud to announce Patrick Flynn has been hired as Director of Safety. Patrick is a servant leader with a background in operations that allows him to continue to maximize the safety of Groundworks employees.
“In speaking with the team at Groundworks, it just felt right; I immediately fell in love with the culture. It is so important to be surrounded by people who are genuine and enthusiastic about the company’s mission,” stated Patrick Flynn. “It is my job to take care of our internal customers, the Groundworks Tribe. The Tribe are the people that make this company great and I am honored to be entrusted with their safety.”
Patrick excelled within the UPS Supply Chain division by demonstrating operational excellence and a passion for leading his team. As a UPS Operator, his exposure to the operations of safety regulation led him to see opportunities to further his growth and provide more assistance to his team members. Following his time at UPS, Patrick assumed the role of Regional Safety Manager at SAIA LTL where he quickly established himself as an expert within the safety field. He advanced to the role of District Safety Manager with Advance Disposal Services, Inc., one of the nation’s leading waste disposal firms.
Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Operation Management from the University of St Francis, where he was recognized as a football Academic All-American for 2007, 2008, and 2009. He has obtained his Licensed Safety Professional (LSP) & Certified Safety Director (CSD) from the National Association of Safety Professionals.
“The safety of the men and women within Groundworks has always been of the highest level of importance to everyone here. Given our rapid growth, it was critical to find someone who can continue to lead this charge and solidify our standards across all 16 of our brands,” stated Mike Irby, President of Groundworks. “Patrick brings not only the experience and training but the passion that we require of everyone within our Tribe. We are happy to have him leading these initiatives.”
Patrick currently resides in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, but eagerly anticipates the move to Virginia Beach, VA with his wife and two kids. A family who enjoy the outdoors, they are looking forward to spending time at the beach in the near future.
Groundworks®, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., is the nation’s leading and fastest-growing foundation and water management solutions company. Groundworks Companies provide residential foundation and water management solutions, including foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, plumbing, gutters installation, and concrete lifting services. Since inception, our combined brands have helped nearly 1.5 million homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset, their home. Groundworks operates more than 50 offices across the country and has been named numerous times to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Qualified Remodeler Top 500, BBB integrity award, and Best Places to Work. For more information, please visit www.Groundworks.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.