Our Company Culture

With Coalition’s vision of where they wanted to go and recognizing that their team and culture were really important, they wanted to get it right from the start. One of the words used to describe them is “inspiring.” Their charm pulls you into wanting to be a part of their remarkable journey. Great company cultures ignite a movement people want to be part of and that’s what attracts people to Coalition. They have done a tremendous job at setting the course and saying, “Here's how we want it to end at the end of our quantum leap. Who wants to go on this ride with us?”

There are so many different strengths coming from each company – Element, Mission and Sharp. They all have risen up to the challenge and are making a difference. Their teams have a delicate balance of establishing a process, while also staying agile enough to be able to take care of all their customers and last-minute customer needs. 

When Coalition talks about radiating positivity, you can definitely sense it. There's an energy in the room or on the call whenever the team gets together and it’s always a positive energy of “we can” and “we are going to find a way.” This perpetuates and trickles down to both in what they do for sales and how they operate. When there’s a high-profile order, the whole team will jump through hoops in order to make it happen and deliver. There is a lot of chaos going on right now, but part of that is the excitement. They are pivoting and being opportunistic within the marketplace by taking the chaos and building structure and processes out of it.

“Wanted to let you know that our 275-gallon donation of hand sanitizer arrived at a retirement community in Florida. It was successfully broken down into 5-gallon buckets and delivered to 30 different retirement communities in the local area. They love it and are so thankful. We are making a difference!”

With the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies immediately began to cut back on hiring and laying off their employees. As a team, that’s not what we wanted to do. Instead, we put the pedal to the floor and did the opposite. We decided to hire more people, increase our employees’ hours and within a week, we sent over 100 gallons of hand sanitizer to a chain of hospitals in Houston to help support their donations. We were not only helping our community, but also our employees. This is the time for us to live out one of our core values – walk like a lion with no fear and do what needs to get done and take care of our people.

Element has a small customer that purchases about once a quarter in small quantities. Sharp International had not had time to prepare this customer’s order prior to the truck arriving, so Chase went out to the warehouse and toted off a drum and labeled the customer’s order. This action speaks loudly that the owner of the company will fulfill a customer’s order just to ensure that even the small customers are seen and taken care of. 

The biggest example of how our company lives its values is how quickly we were able to change gears with the hand sanitizing business. We pivoted quickly from our oilfield business declining and potentially closing down our offices and businesses to distributing tens of thousands of gallons of hand sanitizers a week and we hardly skipped a beat.

From a radiating positivity standpoint, our team dedicated 14-15 hours a day, seven days a week for nearly a month to support the community. Our teams, across the board, from sales operations to the tactical teams, everyone stayed positive during these times and in the end, we won with integrity.

From an integrity perspective, our company had to make sure to not only produce a product that was FDA compliant but to also use the best materials we could source to produce a premium hand sanitizing product. There are many people who are producing hand sanitizing products that are not meeting all regulatory requirements and as a management team, we made sure that to meet every single requirement regardless if it slowed us down or hurt our profit margin.

At Coalition, we care about what we do and how we do it. We are traditionally an oilfield chemical company, but with an opportunity presenting itself during a tragic time, we pushed into unknown territory to help our people and the community. During the entire process of lifting the hand sanitizer initiative off the ground, we were faced with many challenges. We needed to work and learn quickly from sales to operations to technical – the regulatory requirements that needed to get the job done. Rather than saying, “we couldn’t do it”, we came together as a team and overcame each challenge as they arise. We were able to turn around a hand sanitizer operation within two weeks and shopped and donated the products to hospitals and the local community. This wouldn’t be possible if every one of our team members didn’t walk as lions.