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April Employees of the Month

May 2022 Newsletter



Carlo Melo

Carlos Melo started as a contract technician with TradeStar Inc back in December of 2017 and was hired direct to Lone Star in August of 2018.

He has worked at Texas Children’s Hospital, Methodist San Jacinto Medical Center and worked night shift for us at MD Anderson.

Comments from his coworkers

  • “Hard worker.”

  • “Carlos has shifted into overdrive at VA keeping up with all that is thrown at him. He has come far from his days as an installer.”

  • “Carlos has stepped up to take lead at the VA and has been cutting over areas to Responder 5. He is communicating well to the team daily on progress.”

  • “Go Carlos - Keep up the good work. Your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. Thank you!”

“When he was working with me at Ben Taub cabling, he showed great professionalism and leadership. He led the cabling team by organizing the guys and scheduling the times in each area according to availability while managing the cabling team. Carlos understood and produced the quality of work that Lone Star expects and delivers to our customers.”

- Bryan Peltier

Recently when Ricky Pineda transferred to the Corpus Christi office, Carlos took over Veteran’s Administration project and has been doing a really good job.

Carlos has come along quite a bit on communications skills, organization skills and nervousness (something Jeo knows a little about 😊 - rfk)

– Jeovanny Alvarenga


Carlos will receive a gift set from behind door #56 in Ron’s office and we will add his name to the plaque in the front lobby alongside the other 2022 Employees of the Month (Joel Orellana, Cris Ortega, Andrew Muller).

Finally, Carlos will receive a limited-edition Employee of the Month commemorative custom coin designed by our own Cliff Switzer.

Designed by Cliff



Louis Thompson

I would like to congratulate Louis Thompson on being chosen by the LSAR team as the Employee of the Month. Louis was nominated based on his performance doing whatever he can to help generate sprinkler sales and being a team player. He was mentioned as being selfless and motivated to do whatever it takes! We appreciate Louis’s attitude and his kindness. He’s the type of person we want in front of our customers representing our company. Thank you Louis for standing out and going above and beyond to help the customer and Lone Star.

Louis also runs and participates once a year in a Lift Against Leukemia fundraiser in honor of his best friend Blake.

Louis will receive an EOM certificate signed by Kevin and a $50 gift card.

One Team, One Purpose, and One Family


- Melinda Gibbs





Alatrae started her career at Lone Star Communications on September 13, 2021. She is a part of Corporate Services and holds the position of Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Donald started his career at Lone Star Communications on January 10, 2022. He is a part of Operations and holds the position of Warehouse Assistant.

Each show what is to be One Team, One Purpose, and One Family. Thank you for all that you do and congratulations once again!

Alatrae Pruitt
  • She helped me with my onboarding process and was very kind.

  • Alatrae has done an amazing job bringing in new talent and helping us continue to grow as a company. She has shown she is part of "one team" in her pursuit of finding the best candidates to join Lone Star!

  • Alatrae is all in for Lone Star. Always on point and accurate.

  • Always friendly and willing to help.

  • One Team

  • Great personality and very personable she’s perfect for her position.

"Alatrae has been a dream hire for the HR/Talent department. She is like a sponge and absorbs everything I give her and then comes back asking for more! Truly an asset to Lone Star Communications and definitely a Rock Star!"

- Ramona Rook

Donald Lot
  • "Great attitude and hard worker!"

  • "Donald is always looking to keep the warehouse clean and organized."

  • "One Team - Always in a good mood and goes above and beyond to help out."

  • "Works Hard."

  • "This man is always one of the first people in the building and is usually one of the last to leave. Nothing but dedication from this guy, day in and day out."

"I’d like to say that Donald is always in a good mood, always willing to help, and is constantly going out of his way to make sure others get taken care of and that the job, whatever it might be, gets done. I am proud to have him on my team and look forward to continuing to watch him grow into his position here at LSC. "

- Austin Eubanks

"Donald is a great example of a TEAM player, he is always willing to go the extra mile. Donald always has a positive attitude and a smile. He is an asset to the Operations team and well-liked by his peers. Thank you Donald for everything you do. Congratulations, well deserved!"

- Chris Bell

Each person will receive a $50 card along with an Employee of The Month commemorative coin.

One Team, One Purpose, One Family

Ramiro Gonzalez


CONGRATULATIONS Ram!! Thank you for everything you do!!

Here are some comments from some of his coworkers.

Ramiro Gonzalez

  • Ramiro always makes it a point to be on time regardless of the situation or location.

  • When asked to work late or come in early to get a task completed, he does so with no question and no complaints.

  • He has done a wonderful job with taking care of customers' inventories, so much so that we are looking to make his methods our golden standard at various BSW locations.

  • Ram’s customer service and relations are amazing.

  • His rapport with our BSW clients has been commended on many occasions.

  • True service with a smile!

  • Ram can always be depended on to assist with all BSW field issues and is consistent with favorable resolutions.

Ram will receive this EOM certificate signed by Victor as well as an RTIC Back Pack Cooler and a $50.00 gift card!

One Team, One Purpose, and One Family


- Steven Spangler




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