Since 1999, Gurnet Consulting has distinguished itself as the go-to advising agency, specializing in project management solutions for top businesses across New England. Being employee-owned and operated, Gurnet prizes a thriving corporate culture and understands just how critical it is to their success.

When Gurnet decided to take their strategic partners appreciation to the next level, they commissioned Ahlers Designs to custom design the 4R Awards. The challenge: honor Gurnet’s high-performing consultants and create a three dimensional representation of the company’s core “R” values: Reputation, Referrals, Relationships, and Results.

Here at Ahlers Designs, we love discussing ideas with clients and brainstorming the perfect sculptural representation of a unique message, culture, and mission.

With Gurnet’s people-first approach in mind, I designed a standing sculpture of a “4” and an “R,” which I wrought in fine stainless steel and coated with a sleek satin finish. After constructing bases of reclaimed lumber for the sculptures, I then attached each one with two custom plaques: one proclaiming Gurnet’s core values, and the other proudly bearing the name of the honoree.

During the design and creation process, I found myself reflecting on the meaning behind these awards. Gurnet’s core values are significant workplace motivators, but they also serve as invigorating reminders that opportunities for excellence, innovation, and leadership present themselves in countless situations—both large and small. Indeed, the sky is the limit!