Our Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement: Empowered Employees Providing Exceptional Service.

The way of thinking at Century has always been in line with the goals of our Mission Statement.

In 1998, Century formally adopted a business philosophy called Gung Ho! based on the book by Ken Blanchard. The Gung Ho! values are those that have been passed down through generations of Native Americans and involve three cornerstones that are surprisingly simple, yet amazingly powerful.

Century Squirrel

The Spirit of the Squirrel

Representing worthwhile work, the idea is to make the world a better place while working toward a shared goal, allowing values to guide all plans, decisions, and actions.

Century Beaver - Photo by Steve from Washington, DC, USA

The Way of the Beaver

Representing being in control of achieving the goal! The playing field is clearly marked and we listen to and act on thoughts, feelings, needs, and dreams.

Century Goose

The Gift of the Goose

Representing cheering each other on, this cornerstone encourages giving one another true congratulations without taking score.