"Gaylor promotes workforce and supplier diversity seeking out those most qualified regardless of race, gender, or religion. Gaylor will continue to build upon our history to attract, develop and maintain positive relationships with underutilized sectors of the population, as well as, provide needed partnerships with minority owned companies."
— John C. Gaylor, President and CEO
We recognize that the diversity of our workforce is an important resource to our continued growth and success. Gaylor is committed to seek out, train, and retain top performers from all walks of life which will help us keep our competitive edge.
Supplier Diversity/Minority Vendor Relations
We have always operated with the mindset that diversity and inclusion provide a competitive advantage that in turn drives business results. Gaylor conducts business fairly, relying on the merits of products, services, and the integrity of the individuals we deal with. The Gaylor Supplier Diversity Roadmap provides a graphic representation showing the Gaylor Diversity Director’s direct connection with other internal “Diversity Champion” of the corporation to develop this business plan.
The Mentor-Protégé Agreement assists small businesses (MBEs) to successfully navigate the often turbulent waters of competing for prime and sub contracts. As the Mentor we provide advice and assistance in the areas of finance, bonding, bidding, technical assistance, training and relationship building. Key elements to a successful Mentor/Protégé Agreement include:
- trust built between all parties
- adhering to a written set of realistic goals, expectations, and benchmarks
- having a specific starting and ending date.
Since the first Mentor/Protégé Agreement in 1989, Gaylor has entered into dozens of such agreements.