An AFG Message to our Partners and Clients on COVID-19: from the CEO
Dear Valued Friends and Clients,
Like most, we at AFG have been closely monitoring the fluid COVID-19 virus situation. Please know that the health of our staff, our family members, and you, our clients, and collaborative partners, is our absolute top priority and is foundational to AFG’s culture. Our business continuity plan emphasizes health and safety to all, while still delivering effective service to our clients.
Throughout this crisis, AFG has remained in close communication with our clients about site-specific recommendations. Together we have developed innovative and flexible solutions to help projects stay the course. These plans have been tailored by AFG on-site personnel with our clients for the individual project site. Each plan emphasizes phased on-site support and reduced actual time on-site. Paired with teleworking, fully remote support, virtual kick-offs, video inspections, drone inspections, you name it, we’ve done it successfully and your projects have continued!
AFG has also implemented internal procedures to help protect our workforce and reduce the spread of the virus to their households and communities, all based on the current CDC guidelines. These include restricted business travel, establishment of virtual meeting protocols, and enforcement of quarantine recommendations. And we have expanded telework. As a program and construction management firm, with projects and clients throughout the U.S., AFG Group was incorporated in the early 1990’s with a telework philosophy. Today, during COVID-19, AFG has expanded telework capability to 100% of the firm with little if any impact to services or operations. In fact, some areas have become more streamlined and cost effective in order to continue our services to our field operations and our clients.
AFG is committed to supporting you, our clients and partners, and this time is no different. Throughout this period, as always, AFG will neither abandon our work, contract obligations, nor our client’s projects. We are committed to keeping our people employed, your projects operating and the economy moving. And we pledge to do so, safely and cautiously, but always moving forward.
AFG has serviced our clients for 30 years, through government shutdowns, severe weather occurrences, and multiple world-wide financial downturns. We have done so by working with you our clients and partners and together, with your help, we will persevere through this as well.
We are open, working, and even hiring! And together, we stand ready to help you develop solutions for the next 30 years. And beyond!
Your friends and colleagues at AFG,
Chief Executive Officer