Management consulting that optimizes workforce productivity

We believe managers have the responsibility in five specific areas: Recruit, Select, Develop, Manage and Motivate their employees. Our unique curriculum provides the essential processes for building highly effective teams and a culture for them to thrive.

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Management Training Program

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Interest Analysis Behavioral Evaluation

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KnowledgeWave Learning Site (KLS)

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CEO & Executive Roundtable Meetings

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TEAM Assessment Matrix

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Perception Survey

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Success Strategies and Generational Characteristics

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SWOT Analysis and Annual Business Plan Support

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Management Training Program

Three interactive and dynamic instructor-led conferences (two and a half days each):

Success by Selection

  • Recruit - Select
  • Keeping a list of COI’s
  • Success profile
  • 3-hour selection interview
  • Mutual commitment
  • Summary evaluation

Attitude Skill Knowledge

  • Develop
  • 100-day plan
  • ASK triangle
  • Key person interviews
  • Market research & review
  • Total communication process

Total Effective Action Management

  • Manage - Motivate
  • Problem solving
  • Critical paths
  • Action plan
  • Consultative interview
  • Role analysis

In addition, online workshops for each provide review and reinforcement.

Interest Analysis Behavioral Evaluation

Our proprietary Behavioral Evaluation improves the success rate in recruiting by matching an individual’s personality trait with the expected outcomes of the job candidate’s Success Profile. Our analysts focus on measuring a person’s drive and ambition, aggressiveness, sociability, ability to overcome resistance, behavioral energy and motivation. The outcome is a scientific measurement of a candidate’s “can-do” ability to perform in a specific role. The evaluation also prepares the recruiter with a list of inquiries to address with the candidate to determine the strength of their desire to work. Our process is proven to increase retention metrics by successfully selecting the right person for the right job.

KnowledgeWave Learning Site (KLS)

KLS is our online hosting platform for all of our content. KLS provides our clients with access to all our content 24/7 from a pre-recorded library. In addition, KLS offers free live webinars and online training for hundreds of industry leading software solutions including Microsoft 365 Suite, Quickbooks, Adobe, etc.

CEO & Executive Roundtable Meetings

Peer Group Meetings are scheduled annually to review financial benchmark results, best practices in building a quality company and current trends in the industry. Our two-day forums are designed for CEOs and executives (VP Sales, VP Service, IT, and CFO) to learn from others by sharing their personal challenges in their business and the action plans they have implemented to improve outcomes.

TEAM Assessment Matrix

This is a modified management exercise of the former General Electric’s Jack Welch to stack rank your employees. Our approach begins with an assessment of every employee on the Performance Values Matrix. This is a TEAM exercise with company Senior Management to identify employees who need to be nurtured, trained, coached or released. One outcome of the day long seminar is that Rising Stars are identified as well as the Rebel Rousers with management developing actions plans for individuals in both groups.

Perception Survey

This confidential all-employee survey provides candid feedback to company leadership about the health of the business culture. Performance benchmarks are established in the initial year for categories including: trust, communication, competitive strength, cooperation, creativity, leadership, morale, organization, problem solving and quality.

Success Strategies and Generational Characteristics

This 4-hour seminar includes a personal assessment that provides every participant with an analysis of their personality. A 30-minute web-based survey reveals the strength of preference for perfection, control, stability and interaction. Participants first learn about their own personality characteristics followed by the social dynamics in a team work environment. The outcome is to appreciate self and to learn how to build bridges in effectively communicating with others. When combined with an understanding of Generational Characteristics of Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z, a company can improve teamwork and morale.

SWOT Analysis and Annual Business Plan Support

This planning conference is structured to run from noon to noon at an off-site location with the goal of gaining consensus on company priorities. Participants include Senior Management along with representatives from Sales, Service, and Operations to insure feedback from all precincts. Prior to the meeting, attendees submit to the meeting facilitator your company’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Feedback is consolidated and shared to jumpstart the working session. Discussions lead to identification of problems/ opportunities, selecting the ones with the biggest ROI and prioritizing. This annual retreat is an important component in building a business plan for growth.

Meet our team

Larry Sudbay

Larry Sudbay

Managing Partner

Larry loves to invest his time developing others to achieve their goals and is passionate about perpetual improvements in business by leveraging technology, process, and people to produce results.

Larry began his consulting career in 2017 as a Partner with Mike Riordan at Riordan & Associates. Prior to joining Riordan & Associates, Larry was a Co-Founder of SymQuest Group and served as their President & CEO from its inception in 1996 to 2017. He was responsible for SymQuest’s strategic direction, business growth, and company culture.

Joe Goodreau

Joe Goodreau

Partner

Joe has spent much of his professional business career building and developing effective teams. He has also taken his 20+ years of experience in the corporate world and spends his spare time working with athletes as a mental performance coach. He is passionate about the process of building quality teams in business and on the ball field.

In 2017 Joe started consulting and in 2020 joined Larry Sudbay as a partner in Building Quality Companies. From 2001 to 2016, Joe advanced through the roles of Director of Service, to Vice President, Service & Support, to Chief Information Officer with the SymQuest Group where he increased service quality and capabilities and introduced new technologies.

Hear what some of our clients have to say about us

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This program has helped us figure out how to select the right person for the right job with the right team fit. We do a pretty good job of utilizing this process. While we can’t always be 100% accurate, this process is a lot better than most companies provide. We’ve been engaged with this company and their curriculum since 1986 and we have hired literally everyone in our current company through its unique selection process. Building Quality Companies will help you grow your company to whatever heights you want to reach to attain your goals. Our current company has grown over 30 times its size since 1993 by utilizing this program.

Dennis Aanenson

Dennis Aanenson

Owner, A&B Business Solutions

The processes we’ve established, under the counsel of the Building Quality Companies (BQC), have essentially become the Datamax Way of how we recruit and how we motivate. We’ve learned to not only recruit the right people, but put them in the right position with the right relationship. Our managers understand what their role is, how they motivate, and build winning teams. BQC helps Datamax weave a cultural fabric that, I’m excited to say, has and will continue to stand the test of time.

Barry Simon

Barry Simon

President, DATAMAX

The partnership that AIS has cemented with BQC has resulted in higher productivity through nurturing solid relationships.  Building these solid relationships between our leaders and their teams has been instrumental to the success of our organization.  This has resulted in two things that our competitors cannot duplicate and that is our quality people and our culture.  You have changed ALL the lives and families at AIS to a very positive place.

Gary Harouff

Gary Harouff

President, AIS-NOW

Out of all of the organizational changes, BQC and specifically the process used in Success by Selection might have had the biggest impact on our company in the past 10 years.  Getting the right people on the team is the foundation for all other initiatives in the workplace.

Casey Lowery

Casey Lowery

COO, Applied Imaging

Working with the BQC curriculum and incorporating its methodology has enabled KnowledgeWave to hire for growth. BQC provides us with robust, reliable management processes and we rely upon our managers to adopt and implement the processes. Our hires are now perfectly aligned to employment profiles, and managers across the company have a clear process for ongoing employee development. The end result is motivated employees who align with our company goals.

Eric Sokolowski

Eric Sokolowski

CEO, KnowledgeWave Inc.