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LaForce

(Private)  
Construction, Building Materials, Manufacturing
250 - 500 employees  |  
Overview

Established in 1954, LaForce has grown to be a leading distributor of doors, frames and hardware in the industry. As the construction industry has evolved over the years, LaForce has evolved with it. In the late 1960s, we added in-house door and frame production capabilities. In the 1980s, we were one of the first in our industry to begin computerizing our processes. In 2000, we began to offer security options to our customers and have grown that into our current Security Integration department - a team of security experts that can design and manage security systems of any size. Most recently we began offering specification writing and fire door inspection services.

To be the best possible resource for our customers, each department at LaForce specializes in a different task involved in the selling and completing of a job. Our employees are highly educated and trained to be experts in their tasks so that we can complete jobs efficiently and accurately. Customized computer programming allows seamless communication between departments, ensuring that customer needs are met quickly. To support our specialized departments, we use our own fleet of vehicles allowing better control over delivery time.

With some of the most highly respected individuals in the door, frame and hardware industry on our staff, we are well positioned to teach the next generation of industry experts.

Culture
We want coming to work to be exciting—something you look forward to each day! LaForce offers a professional workplace where you're surrounded by friendly people. We aren't all business though; we get our work done while have fun doing it. Why would you want to join LaForce? Whether you're just graduating from college, or exploring other career opportunities, LaForce is an excellent choice!

We're Growing

If you're looking for a stable and growing company to call home, this is it. As LaForce continues to grow, we have many opportunities for you to grow with us—whether that is taking on more responsibilities in a position or being promoted into another position, this is a great company to be a part of! We are always looking for talented individuals to be a part of LaForce!

Our Work

LaForce has been a part of many prestigious projects not only in the Midwest, but throughout the United States. We are well-respected member of the construction industry and a national leader in the door and hardware community.

Part of the Community

LaForce is proud to be a part of the community and is excited to give back! LaForce is an avid supporter of the United Way—each summer, we proudly sponsor one week where we promote the organization to our employees and encourage them to give back to the community they're a part of. There is always something exciting; contests, door prizes, etc., however we don't lose sight of those we aim to help. LaForce is also involved in other charitable and non-profit organizations. Our founder, Joe LaForce, instilled the importance of being a part of the community and also donating our time and money. We continue to practice this.

Company Events

At LaForce we have a variety of events through out the year, such as; a formal employee recognition party, an employee golf outing, a family picnic,
a holiday party and much more!
Benefits
As an employee at LaForce, these are some of the many benefits you will enjoy.


Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance

LaForce values employees' health and well-being. Full-time employees are able to take part in our health, dental, and vision coverage for themselves as well as spouse and dependents. The plans offer different levels of coverage allowing our employees and their families options which best fit their lifestyle.

401(k)
 
Saving for retirement is a priority! LaForce recognizes this and offers a great 401K program. Employees are able to contribute their own money immediately into a traditional or Roth 401K. LaForce also provides a 401K match dependent upon personal contributions. 

Time Off

Leisure time away from work is important. LaForce offers employees vacation time to get away and relax. We also offer paid sick leave for family illnesses, doctor appointments and other emergency situations.

Employee Assistance Program

LaForce cares about the emotional well-being of our employees. We offer an employee assistance program which provides employees and their spouse/dependants free and confidential counseling
services.

Life Insurance

LaForce provides a life insurance policy for all full-time employees and offers the option to purchase additional coverage. Spouses and children are also eligible for life insurance coverage.


Disability Insurance

LaForce provides long-term disability coverage for full-time employees covering any non-work related injury or illness after a 60 day waiting period.

Career Opportunities
For up to date open positions and for an application, please visit our website:
  • http://www.laforceinc.com/laforceinc/careers/default.asp
Mission Statement/Core Values
Mission Statement
To provide expert technical knowledge, service and door opening solutions which protect life safety and building security. We deeply value our strong relationships with business partners, clients and associates, developed through professionalism and integrity, while supporting a continuous growth culture.

Core Values

We believe in……
-Uncompromising standards and integrity that guide us to do the right thing the first time.
-Continuous improvement because we're driven to be the best.
-Professionalism that shows even in the most difficult circumstances.
-Strong work ethic which is at the core of our company's success.
-Employee development and wellness. We sincerely care about their well being as they are the backbone of our business.
-Community responsibility so that others can have the same opportunities we have had.
-Protecting our legacy and reputation so that we never forget our roots and what we stand for.
-Profitability, as without it we cannot carry out our mission.
Products
With nearly 60 years experience in the door and hardware industry, LaForce has the knowledge and resources to supply building products while a building is being constructed and throughout the building's lifetime. Our Contract Sales team works closely with general contractors and architects during construction, while our Aftermarket Sales team assists building owners and facility managers with on-going building maintenance. We offer a broad variety of building products including: Doors - Wood, Metal & Specialty Frames Door Closers Locks & Latches Exit Devices Electrified Hardware Hinges Auxiliary Door Hardware Building Specialties Toilet Partitions Bath Accessories Access Control & Integrated Software Video Surveillance Intrusion Systems & Monitoring Intercoms & Audio / Video In addition to a wide variety of products, LaForce also offers several services to assist you. Our staff is highly trained in their respective fields, so you can be confident that our services will ensure that your project is completed properly and economically.

  • Specification Writing
  • Installation
  • On-site Evaluations
  • Certified Fire Door Inspections
Diversity
LaForce, Inc. ("LaForce") has an Affirmative Action Program in place to satisfy the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action obligations required. It is LaForce's policy to seek and employ the best-qualified personnel in all positions, to provide equal opportunity for hiring and advancement for all employees, including compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs and promotions. LaForce does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, handicap, disability, Veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, marital status, height, weight, misdemeanor arrest record or any other characteristic protected by the law.


Additionally, LaForce is committed to providing a work environment in which employees are treated with courtesy, respect and dignity. As part of this commitment, LaForce will not tolerate any form of harassment, verbal or physical, with regard to an individual's race, sex, national origin or any other protected characteristics. Therefore, all employees are encouraged to bring any concerns or complaints in this regard to the attention of management, by contacting their supervisor or the Director of Human Resources.


All complaints of sexual harassment, or harassment of any kind, will be investigated promptly and, where necessary, immediate and appropriate action will be taken to stop and remedy any such conduct. Any supervisor, agent or employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.