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Supporting our Soldiers

During the month of February, Bruner employees came together to gather donations for Josh Hughes, a service technician for Bruner, and his unit currently serving in Afghanistan.
“The response from Bruner employees has been impressive,” said Renna Schafler who organized the effort, “and the encouragement I have received from the places I went to help make this happen was humbling.”


The thirty-seven soldiers will receive multiple boxes containing the following items and then some:

  • Baby wipes
  • Book lights (donated by Staples)
  • Safety glasses
  • Candy and gum
  • Plastic storage bags
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Body wash
  • Books (sold at a reduced rate by a local Half Price Books store owner)
  • Games
  • Fire-proof gloves (donated by Air Gas)
  • Coffee
  • Lotion
  • Pen and paper (donated by Staples)

This effort was so successful in part because of the generosity of Bruner employees, the great community support we received, and a few great coupon-clippers. Bruner employee’s Renna Schafler, Leslie Brungarth, LeeAnn Lynn, and Sarah Campbell combined efforts and used their coupon-savvy to turn an $85 donation into $300 worth of items to be sent overseas.

“The feeling of pride has washed over me countless times during this experience,” said Schafler. “To know we are supporting our troops and one of our own coworkers in the way we have is extraordinary.”

A huge thanks to all that contributed!

Employee Spotlight: Rocky Carr

Rocky Carr

Purchasing Manager Rocky Carr has been with Bruner Corporation for 12 years and has worked in the industry for 35 years! Day-to-day, Rocky’s role includes purchasing materials and equipment for our projects, as well as managing the warehouse operations here at Bruner.

When he’s not working, Rocky enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with his wife. Together, they take pleasure in traveling, with one of their favorite spots being Outer Banks, NC. Rocky also undoubtedly delights in traveling to see his three children who live in some of the United States’ most desirable vacation spots: New York, California, and Hawaii. Rocky’s son living in Hawaii is currently serving in the United States Army.

As one of Bruner’s most smiling faces, Rocky’s favorite part of his job is working with our people and key partners. “I truly enjoy working with people and finding solution to the challenges we encounter,” Rocky said.

If Rocky sounds like a person you’d love to work with, contact us! We’d love to do business with you.

Promoting a Culture of Servant Leadership

As Bruner strives to grow as a business, we have adopted several practices to help propel us toward an employee’s first, customer-driven culture. One of those practices is the notion of Servant Leadership.

What is Servant Leadership, you ask? It’s a culture of serving those you lead; it’s a distribution of power and responsibility to allow employees to make their own decisions; it’s seeing things through the eyes of those you lead; it’s putting yourself in others’ shoes; and it’s keeping the well-being of fellow employees in mind.

Servant Leadership is not just a practice – it’s a culture of leading by example, which can be applied to both personal and professional lives. By embracing the role of a Servant Leader, you are choosing to uphold and embody the Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership. You seek lasting change, create authentic relationships, persevere with a non-anxious presence, invest in motivated people, and focus less on doing things the “right” way and more on doing what is right.

By empowering people and creating a positive work environment first, profits and success will follow.