Bill Besece works out of the Forestville office on URD faults. His experience is respected by everyone in
the office and PEPCO. His expertise in the underground street lighting helps us in finding circuits that
fault at locations where the circuits have not been updated in the system. He has been training the new
employees in underground troubleshooting. He assist other crews when they get stuck or can’t figure
out the problems with the underground. He comes in early to after doing patrols to know what lights
need to be repaired on the circuits around Fed Ex field which is always a hot area around this time of
year. He is a valuable resource to the company.
Employee of the Month for November 2018. Chuck has been a tremendous asset to the company for
many years. He has been running our Rockville office and doing so with some of the oldest equipment in
the company. Recently we were able to replace his older bucket trucks with new ones.
I want to nominate Chuck Pippin for employee of the month. Today Chuck called me and asked me for a PO for oil for the 2 gas vans that need oil changes. The shop that he uses was too busy to get to them so rather than to take them somewhere else and get overpriced service he is going to change the oil in both vehicles himself to save us money. He does a lot of servicing of the vehicles himself. I have given him purchase orders for blower motors and relays and numerous other vehicle parts for him to do the maintenance on his own to save us time and money.
Chuck always seems to be on top of his material orders as well. When I started and wasn’t too sure where to get some items or the fixture number he then provided me with the numbers and suppliers making it easier and faster for me to get material ordered for him. He is always a pleasure to work with and is always very thorough when it comes to placing and receiving his orders.
Charles Hill has a great attitude towards working at LMI. He does extra every day to keep the office
running. He unloads the stock off the trucks and keeps the shelves organized, he does the grass and puts
out the trash before or after doing his regular assigned duties. He wants to do what it takes to keep
thing running smooth. He has also taken on the Electrical Service contract work and is the OHL lead on
the LED project for PEPCO.
Ronnie Russell is the go to man for any and every task, as Mike Yoder said, “Ronnie is the man of many
hats”. Always goes out of his way to help out any way he can. IT one day to crew member on VDOT the
next, then back to billing and scheduling, and on and on!! Ronnie’s job title should be called everything.
Ronnie is always goes out of his way to help any and every one. If he is unable to solve a problem, he will
find someone who can. Exemplary employee. HTTR. 🙂
Aaron Greene is easy to get along with, motivated, efficient, professional, and fair. Aaron does a great job connecting with clients, bidding and getting awarded work that helps keep us very busy and growing. Aaron is very proficient with keeping our jobs under budget and completed on time. He’s been with us for just over a year and in that short time has made a huge impact on our Virginia Operations.
Dawn is a team player and always jumps in to help, she is a contributor to practically every project in the Linthicum office. She has been a critical in keeping projects moving forward, some of her contributions include: ordering advertising and safety materials, handles our Verizon account with 160 mobile devices, fills out the extensive paperwork that accompany government bids, making sure we are on bidder lists, keeping our vendor status up to date, coordinating special events, making sure celebrations have a personal touch including at times sharing baked goods she made at home, the initial set up of Telogis, providing information for the SafetyPlus set up, and much much more.
Steve Bailey is a very skilled Master Electrician his level of work is second to none. Dot Kilgore said “His paper work is near perfect every day” Since he has taken over service in Hampton Roads, sales, and profitability has increased substantially, this is because he is able to work independently and understands the different costs and expenses affecting our bottom line. Aaron Green said “He is a great partner of mine and one of the main reason I myself have been able to be successful. I have customers call me on a daily basis who personally request that Steve come out and handle whatever issue they may be having.”
On top of all of that, through his connections, Steve Bailey has gotten us in the door as a contractor for Hampton University. This is a HUGE service customer. We have completed a few service calls to this point, and have a few larger projects in the making. Also, John Windsor went to Hampton University, and met with Steve and his contacts to start the process of designing and rebuilding the football stadium lights and the Convocation Center (Basketball) arena lights.
Without Dot all of southern VA operations would not be possible. Over the past few months she has stepped up in every way, especially with billing and keeping everything organized. She went from being weeks behind to catching up and staying up to date on all of her work. Dot goes above and beyond daily, doesn’t have to be asked to do anything, she just knows what to do. She is definitely an invaluable asset who deserves recognition. Dot is a tremendous help to the AR department. She is one among several of the biggest advocates for billing and making sure we have everything to invoice quickly.
This summer, the construction department will begin several multi-million dollar projects pursued and won by John Windsor. There is a multi-million dollar highway sign project that we are on the short list. He has endless energy despite working (50) + hours per week not including the hours he works on weekends. Always has a positive attitude, always a team player and always about LMI.
John works diligently to make new contacts and customers, follows up with bids, pricing and contract negotiation, and is resourceful to make LMI as competitive as necessary to compete in the construction industry. John is also very attentive to the job progress and financial status in order to maintain a healthy profit margin for the company. He also has a very positive outlook and eagerness to make LMI as successful as possible which also provide a positive input for all personnel who are involved with John on a daily basis.
John has secured over $2 million in sales with 2 new contracts for construction in April alone. He is also a top contributor to LMI’s weekly update email providing project updates with photos and accolades to all involved.
Phil has worn many hats over the years for LMI, he started and managed our first VDOT contract, back when we were trying to figure things out. As the VDOT NOVA got under control we bid and won other contracts in the NOVA area which he managed. After several years managing the NOVA office Phil wanted a change and became LMI’s purchasing manager. Phil has helped LMI buy at the right price and quantity in every category of purchases we make.
At the beginning of 2018 Phil announced his desire to retire and provided 2 months’ notice. Unfortunately, we did not have a replacement on board by March 1 st without being asked Phil volunteered to continue working until the position is filled. Instead of being retired Phil stayed on throughout all of March and what will amount to ½ of April. Phil’s last day with the company will be April 12th . LMI will miss Phil but wishes him many years of health and enjoyment in retirement.
Safety is a top priority for Rick, as he demonstrates on a daily basis by insisting safety rules and procedures be followed. Rick’s leadership in the NOVA office and on the VDOT contracts is a key contributor to LMI’s success in the NOVA market.
Michele Russell has taking on the responsibility of Pepco billing. She has a good rapport with Pepco and was instrumental to keeping LMI in the forefront to finally get some payments from them. She has assisted Forestville with updating the paperwork for Pepco and Bowie to make it easier for her and the techs to get paperwork completed.