Founding Values Overview

Jack Taylor didn't talk about founding values when he started up his business back in 1957 — he and his team just lived them. They set the example through a personal commitment to the company and its customers.

Those values have served as the foundation for our growth and success for more than five decades. And today, this simple, yet powerful set of beliefs is more critical than ever to our continued success. It’s what drives us, and it’s how we hold ourselves accountable every day.

Over the years we have formalized our values into a set of guiding principles that every employee can understand and embrace:

Our brands are the most valuable things we own.

We do business every day as if our success depends upon our company's good name — because it does.  Our reputation and the powerful brands we build together are our most precious assets.  Enterprise Holdings is a world-class company that was built by our employees – one transaction, one handshake, one kept promise at a time.  That makes employees owners of our corporate identity and our service brands.  In the marketplace and the communities we serve, they have the power to advance our standing and our reputation, one customer at a time.

Personal honesty and integrity are the foundation of our success.

As the personal face of our company to our customers and in our communities, our employees accept responsibility for demonstrating our true commitment to the highest ethical standards.  We build loyal, long-term relationships with our customers and neighbors by treating them fairly, meeting their needs and earning their trust.  These relationships, sustained by personal honesty and integrity, are the foundation of our success.

Customer service is our way of life.

We maintain an uncompromising commitment to customer service across each of our service brands, from our  focus on complete customer satisfaction to directly linking career advancement opportunities to the actual level of service we provide.  Customers seek us out — and stay with us — because  we truly believe in and deliver a great  customer experience.  Our goal is simple but powerful: to exceed every customer's expectations.

Our company is a fun and friendly place, where teamwork rules.

We work hard to meet our goals for growth and success.  But we work just as hard to keep our workplace enjoyable.  Even today, decades after he founded our company and many years after he stepped down from day-to-day management, Jack Taylor still greets employees with the question, "Are you having fun?"  We are known for our enthusiasm, high energy, healthy competitive drive and team spirit.  As we continue to grow, we understand we can best fuel our collective success with a workforce that is upbeat, motivated and highly committed to each other's success.

We work hard ... and we reward hard work.

Learning how to run a successful business from the ground up and delivering our high standard of service is hard work.  It's work that demands a deep personal commitment from each employee.  But Enterprise Holdings is also a true meritocracy that rewards this commitment personally, professionally and financially by providing employees with ample opportunities for growth.  We provide a solid foundation in business operations and true entrepreneurship that few, if any, companies offer.  That makes Enterprise Holdings a great fit for career-minded individuals who take real ownership of, and responsibility for, their goals and aspirations.

Great things happen when we listen ... to our customers and to each other.

We have learned that when we truly listen to our customers and understand their needs, they lead us to opportunities — from little ways to serve them better, to new lines of business that open up exciting growth prospects for our company.  We listen carefully to one another, too.  Day-to-day, face-to-face, listening leads us to working more effectively together.  At Enterprise Holdings, we understand that an open and respectful exchange of ideas is critical to maintaining our high standards for service and personal success.

We strengthen our communities, one neighborhood at a time.

Our company has a presence in thousands of communities, placing us on a first-name basis with the people who call those communities home.  We purchase millions of dollars worth of vehicles locally, generate tax dollars through sales and employment, create meaningful jobs that generate significant income and benefits for employees and their families, and much more.  We realize we owe our success to the support and goodwill of the people who live in those communities and who do business with us.  That's why we are committed to involving ourselves in the support of worthwhile endeavors wherever we operate our businesses, from local neighborhoods to the biggest cities and everywhere in between.

Our doors are open®.

We reach out to people of all backgrounds — in serving existing customers and winning new ones, in developing our current employees and attracting new talent, and in identifying and employing a diverse range of suppliers and service providers.  Our commitment to be an inclusive company extends to every employee, customer and business partner.  We value the many differences that make each of us unique and know that these differences help to advance our success.  Simply put, we want to nurture a business environment that is responsive to all.  This is an integral part of who we are as a company and as individuals.

 
Our Cultural Compass

The Cultural Compass is a planning and goal-setting tool that helps our management team fully incorporate six important areas of best practices into the way we run our business.

Learn about each of our areas of focus.

Enterprise Holdings Cultural Compass