Paul Rowan, CEO
When it comes to mission statements, Rowan Electric’s is simple: We are a Ministry. The word “ministry” is commonly attributed with biblical connotations; according to the Merriam-Webster, it is synonymous with the word “service”. To expand on the statement, Rowan Electric functions to consider and give preference not only to the needs of our clients, but to each other, and to our community.
Obviously, what Rowan Electric primarily does is provide quality electrical work, but our focus is on why and how we deliver that quality product. It’s no secret that the business was founded by men devoted to living out their Christian faith; therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that something (or someone) transcendent is the motivation in front of our efforts. In the epistle to the Colossians 3:23-24, the Apostle Paul wrote:
23 Whatever you do [whatever your task may be],
work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort],
as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,
24 knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord
[not from men] that you will receive the inheritance
which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ
whom you [actually] serve. (AMP)
In reading this, you may find it indulgent on my part to write something so overtly Christian. But when considering the basic ethics of human interaction found in the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (also a biblical principle – see Matthew 7:12), it should support the idea that ministry is about applying our best effort for the care and consideration of others.
Service isn’t a new idea, nor is it radical, but our methodology is decidedly intentional. By identifying what is most valued and important to those we associate with, the individual motivation of every Rowan Team Member becomes this: meeting needs and exceeding expectations while systematically conducting ourselves in a manner that is above reproach.
We are a Ministry is a statement born out of our spiritual conviction; serving others is an action we choose every day; it’s a race we run until we reach the finish line – wish us luck with that endeavor.