Hay Creek Companies

Commercial Pallets, Wood Fuel Pellets, Landscape Mulch & Animal Bedding

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Monday 1 July 2019

Team Focus: Q&A with Tom Gardner, President of HCC

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It’s time for another Team Focus, where we zoom in on one member of our team at Hay Creek Companies.

This week, we would like to tell you a little more about our company President, Tom Gardner. Tom founded Hay Creek Companies in 1999. Among the ways he serves as leader of Hay Creek, he also provides oversight for our caring team. Learn more about "Caught You Caring"

Let's get to know Tom a little more with this Q and A

Q: What is unique about working for Hay Creek Companies?  

A: Our culture.

Q: What is your proudest moment at Hay Creek Companies?

A: When we made our people our focus.

Q: Tell us about a time you did something innovative or found a solution for a difficult problem at work.

A: Any time we can help a customer find a solution to a problem. 

Q: What do you like to do in your time off?

A: Spend time with my wife and 4 sons. 

Q: What are the 3 most important things in your life?   

A: God. Family. Work.

Q: Who has impacted you most in your career and how?

A: The C12 Group helped change my focus.   

Q: What advice do you have for prospective Hay Creek Companies work candidates?  

A: Think about what you can do to help others.

Q: What are a couple of words you would use to describe Hay Creek Companies?  

A: God-honoring, people-building.

Q: How do you define success?

A: Leaving something better than you found it. 

Q: What career lesson have you learned that you wish you knew before?
A: Have the right focus.

Q: What would you like to be famous for?  

A: God's kingdom building and building people. 


Our Core Values

We are a company grounded in values of honesty, integrity, caring and sense of social responsibility. This is a reflection in how we conduct our business and how we care for our employees – our greatest asset.