We'd like to recognize the following employees who have been selected for the Deeds Make A Difference program for the month of February.
Employees can be nominated by coworkers, supervisors, and customers for their exemplary behavior.
Nominations are submitted to the location committees, from which one per month is selected for companywide recognition and entry into the end-of-year prize drawing.
- Outstanding display of customer service
- Key support of another employee
- Significant contribution to a customer clinic or training event
- Exemplary job performance or significant training achievement
- Exceptional community involvement or significant community recognition
We thank all of you for your outstanding efforts!
Chuck Taylor: Chuck is a great asset to the location. He has become a leader in the shop and is always willing to help customers and coworkers to develop solutions.
Robert Woodward: Robert went above and beyond to fix a sewer backup issue at our store. He went down into the sewer to unplug the main line.
Tim Gieschen: Luck Kochenowner, local patron of The Green Plate, stopped by the Scottsbluff Support Center in order to try to meet with Tim. He wanted to thank Tim in person for having bought his lunch approximately 3 weeks prior, but unfortunately Tim was out of the office. On the day in question, Luck noticed that Tim was taking a keen interest in the Navy Vets hat that he was wearing while eating there. He was pleasantly suprised to learn about Tim's good deed. Since Tim left before Luck knew anything about it, he wanted to stop by in order to make sure Tim knew how much he appreciated it. When it was suggested that Tim be nominated for our Deeds Make A Difference program, Luck thought that would be a great idea! This nomination is submitted on his behalf.
Scott Larson: Scott, the service manager, stepped up to the plate in a big way for the Flagler store. Most of the parts department fell ill with covid-19, so Scott put on his parts hat and made sure the customers and techs were getting taken care of. He took on the role of parts professional for the week that the parts team was out and never missed a beat. Scott is a true team player with the thought of helping his team and the customers.
Brad Smart: Brad is one of the best truck trivers in our organization. He works hard everyday and can always be relied upon to deliver within the time frame we deligate to him. He does all this while maintaining a positive attitude and a smile at every stop each and every day! It's a pleasure working with people like Brad as we have called upon other stores to help move equipment in our Sterling AOR.
Schad Mayden: Schad is always willing to lend a hand around the store whenever needed, whether for a community event or helping load out equipment. He takes care of all his customers with a level of care that isn't seen much anymore. Even when customers who aren't his come in, he always makes sure to say "Hi"! Schad comes to work with a good attitude and a smile. Holyoke is lucky to have him as part of our team!
Dan Vincent: For everyone in the organization to be successful, you have to have your heart in the business, and your business in your heart. Dan definitely supports this. It takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self discipline, and effort. When the need arises to make a change in an order or locate a particular piece Dan pushes forward and works hard to accommodate the needs of the customer. Thank you Dan for always going the extra mile and keeping us updated on the changes to facilitate our deals!
Matt Warner: Matt had dedicated all his spare time to keep the wash line moving. Matt has stayed late just about every day to keep the wash line down, until we get a full time detail associate. This shows his commitment to keep things running smoothly.
Kaden Purviance: We had a restaurant customer have an "accident" in the men's restroom that required immediate attention to clean up. Kaden rolled up his sleeves, put on rubber gloves and started working despite the unpleasant conditions.
Nate Young: We were involved in helping a bank repossess some equipment from a farm. We were struggling to operate the equipment and get it moved. Nate was called for guidance and he offered to come out to help us. Nate arrived and was instrumental in getting the equipment moved off of the customer's place. Nate had a lot of things going on but chose to help his coworkers out in a time of need.
Chad Schneider: Chad has been a breath of fresh air into a location that has under gone some major changes this last year. He has brought coherency and consistency to a very new staff. We had a new parts manager, 3 new techs and several changes in the parts department, as well as only 1 salesperson. Chad has lead us to a point where we are truly a team. He has met challenges head on as the Location Manager, as well as being a part time salesman. He is well received and respected by the customers and staff alike. He is honest and straight forward with customers and has set goals for all of us to meet to make our store profitable and a well functioning operation. He has truly been an asset to this location. We feel lucky and appreciative of his time and efforts outside of the normal work day to make our work lives easier and as he says "Work smarter, not harder". He goes above and beyond for us and all of the Torrington customers to try and meet the needs of everyone.
Levi Twombly: Levi has taken on his new role as our Aftermarket Parts associate and jumped in with both feet and hit the ground running. He has made strides in reorganizing some of the inventory to help manage the new projects, to keep the build crews going efficiently. He has shown great customer service in getting with our parts onsite customers and making sure they are stocked up and ready for the upcoming growing season.
Preston Huser: Preston accepted the challenge to overhaul/update our special tools room, this is an issue we have been faced with for years. We had budgeted $25K, to try and build a new tool room inside our old shop building. The tools were outside in a cold storage shipping container and not organized. Rather than spending $25K, Preston came up with a plan to move the storage container inside. He got the container moved inside to a bay that we never used, inventoried each item, setup shelving, added electrical and lights. The new updated tool storage room looks great, is working well and at an expense of less than $1K! Thank you Preston, for your leadership and a shout out to your shop team for pitching in.
We encourage everyone to continue to be mindful of each other, when someone goes above and beyond, and to submit new nominations to your respective Location Deeds Committees!