The company is built on teamwork
“I want people to develop with the company. This, in turn, means that I, as the manager, must continue to develop all the time,” says Jaak Lõhmus, owner of Montreco OÜ. Jaak is a man who has been interested in construction for most of his life and has also graduated from TTK University of Applied Sciences with a degree in construction. “I like watching the whole process from start to finish during construction. How step by step, piece by piece, something emerges from nothing,” explains Jaak.
After graduating from school, Jaak went to work as a project manager and held this position for ten years. During these years, he gained invaluable experience, which in essence led to the establishment of a general contracting and project management company, Montreco OÜ, in 2011.
As the head of the company, Jaak has the ability to see the big picture and thus ensure the smooth work of the team. Everyone in the company knows what their responsibilities are and what is expected of them. Jaak’s management style is honest, extremely trustworthy, and transparent. Montreco team members also talk about trust, describing Jaak as an empathetic and human leader who is always balanced and does not lose his nerve. He is most valued for trusting his team and giving people the opportunity to make their own decisions. “Of course, there is a lot of responsibility involved in making decisions, but development cannot take place without it,” says Jaak himself.
As a person, Jaak values, among other things, a sense of duty, open communication, and keeping a word, emphasizing the importance of keeping promises. “If you give a promise, you have to keep it,” he adds. In addition, he believes that people working in a team should have similar values and understandings. “A team can only function if people get along well together. Every member of the team must feel good and do their job with joy, not against their will. At the same time, it is important that people are open and willing to think along. If the work makes people’s eyes shine, the company’s efficiency will also increase,” says Jaak. It is important for him that what is done in the company is important and right. In his eyes, the team is characterized by a no-nonsense attitude.
As a manager, Jaak also considers it important to give constructive feedback to employees and, of course, recognition. “People need more recognition because it creates a positive background. A positive-minded employee is also a motivated employee,” he thinks. Jaak always maintains a happy disposition because he believes that positive energy is contagious. This is probably the case, as many employees have come to the company through team members and friends. A good word has a habit of spreading.
If asked what Jaak thinks is most important, he answers: “Health and positivity. If these two exist, absolutely anything is possible!”