Employee Updates

Updated: May 5



LASONIA REED VOTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!


Congratulations to the April Employee of the Month in Grand Prairie.

Lasonia started her career with Lone Star Communications on March 6, 2009 in the engineering department. Her love of people insisted we celebrate birthdays in Grand Prairie, so the Special Events Committee was formed. Lasonia loves her work and is ready to assist anyone when asked, and sometimes without asking.


She hails from Louisiana where she occasionally visits her grandmother.

Hayden’ comments,

I always look forward to our 1 on 1’s; we always manage to go over the time allotted because it’s such good conversation, which always leaves me in a much better mood. She has such a positive outlook on everything and is so eager to learn. She has taken on every challenge I’ve thrown her way from CAD operator to Design Apprentice and now stepping through that door as a Designer…she has made it her own.


We have a tremendous amount of mutual respect for one another. Lasonia definitely makes my job easier.

Here are some Comments submitted about Lasonia

She has been a very kind and understanding employee. Always looking to go the extra mile to help out others.

Consistently goes above and beyond, without being asked to.

Always taking care of people in the office whether it is the drawings on the board or her involvement with the special events committee. She always has a smile on her face.

One team and one family.

She ALWAYS goes above and beyond to help everyone, not just in her department.

One team, always willing to help and teach all that she can.

Lasonia goes out of her way to help others

She keeps our board updated, she is great with planning our monthly celebrations for birthdays, plus all the hard work she does within the Engineering department. She is a team player & hard worker!

Always on her game

She is an incredible employee that exemplifies the best of Lone Star Communications

Lasonia will receive a $50.00 card of her choosing.

And each Employee of the Month will receive a commemorative Coin.




DANIEL CONNELL ATTENDS RESPONDER 5 CLASS!



We were fortunate to have one of our own attend the Responder 5 Training in April. Daniel Connell was sent from Arkansas. He is a perfectionist with his work and performance. He wanted 100% on the test and no errors on the four room build. He did great both days and his passion for excellence showed. Every detail matters to him and the results in the cabinet were perfect.


Daniel also had me try a pizza combo that was different but amazing…Pepperoni, Pineapple, and Jalapenos! One Team, One Purpose, One Family (Different taste buds 😊)


-Chris Coleman | Customer Service | R5 System Instructor



ROBERTO LOPEZ VOTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!


The Employees of Lone Star Communications Houston have voted our Service Technician Roberto Lopez our April 2021 Employee of the Month.



Roberto came to Halco back in February of 1998.


Comments from Roberto’s coworkers

• “20+ years of service”

• “Most reliable person I have known”

• “He’s a role model to look up to”

• “Professional”

• “He is always helpful and knows the nurse call systems very well”

• “Very Reliable and Hardworking”

• “When we have a question on old nurse call system, Roberto Lopez is always there to help anyone”.


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This clip below is From June 2020 Newsletter when Roberto Lopez was our Lone Super Star from Jaime Chapa.


Roberto has played a vital role in making our Lone Star Communications Houston (LSCH) Service Team successful and truly demonstrates daily the Lone Star core values of One Team, One Purpose, & One family.

Roberto Lopez who was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico has been with Lone Star Communications for over 22 years. Once he graduated high school, Roberto studied at the State College of Nuevo Leon (UANL) in Monterrey for 2 years and began to work for Black & Decker in there Electronic Manufacturing Division.


Shortly after getting married in 1993, Roberto and his wife of now 28 years moved to Houston, TX to pursue a career in the electronics field. He began working with a local low-voltage subcontractor (for roughly 5 years), which often assisted Halco Life Safety Systems for small and large projects.


This is where then owner Margie Adams (formally Halco) saw first-hand his excellent work ethic & determination. In 1998, she offered Roberto a full-time position and the rest is pretty much history.


Roberto holds certifications on the Rauland Responder III, IV, V, R4K, & R5K Nurse Call System along with other low-voltage system certifications (CCTV, Intercom, Access control & etc.).


His ability, to skillfully master & troubleshoot the different types of systems, has enabled him to be a true mentor to all new & upcoming technicians.


One Team, One Purpose, One Family.


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THE FUN STUFF


Roberto will receive two gifts from RTIC outdoors in Cypress Texas.

A RTIC Lightweight 15 Can Backpack Cooler and a RTIC 16oz Travel Mug.


Plus, a $50 Whole Foods Market gift certificate so Roberto can fill that cooler.




We will add his name to the plaque in the front lobby alongside all the other 2021 Employees of the Month.


Finally, Roberto will receive one of twelve limited edition Employee of the Month commemorative custom coins designed by our own Cliff Switzer.






Congratulations Roberto!




FELIX ESCAMILLA VOTED APRIL EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!


We are proud to announce that we have a winner. Felix Escamilla is our April Employee of the Month!! CONGRATULATIONS FELIX!!!!



Below are a few comments from his coworkers.

  • Felix is always killing it on jobs and is always keeping all of our customers happy.

  • 1 Team: Keeping new installs moving along quickly, gets us all paid & keeping the install quality high makes work in the service department much easier.

  • Felix is one of our best techs.

  • He works great with everyone.

  • He is always willing to help others.

  • Felix is wanting to take on/learn more with Lone Star.

  • When Felix runs an install on big projects, he always completes the project ahead of time.

  • Felix is always willing to help other team members

  • He does whatever it takes to complete projects.



KRISTEN BEST VOTED MARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!


We are proud to announce that we have a winner. Kristin Best is our winner!!! Congratulations Kristin!!!



Below are a few comments from her coworkers.


  • Kristin has stepped up during Covid to help with many tasks not necessarily her responsibility.

  • She is very dedicated to her job and willing to adapt and learn new tasks.

  • Kristin always has a smile on her face, never complains and is always willing to help.

  • Kristin is a team player and always there to help internal & external customers.




MELINDA GIBBS VOTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!



I would like to congratulate Melinda Gibbs on being chosen by the Lone Star Communications Arkansas (LSAR) team as the March Employee of the Month. Melinda is the Little Rock Office Manager and has responsibilities in customer billing, licensing, office management, serves on the hiring committee, and recently accepted a role as a Team Lead on the acquisition team. She also has over 18 years of employment with our organization. Below are some reasons why you all chose her to be honored as this month’s Employee of the Month. She will be receiving a $50 gift card and a certificate. Congratulations Melinda!!!





I also would like to congratulate Chris Ainsworth on winning the participation award. He will be receiving a $25 gift card for being randomly selected among those that participated.


Thank you to everyone that participated. The April nominations will be sent out around the first of May.


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