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February Houston Weekly Update

Updated: Feb 23, 2023


Ron Kruse

Lone Star Communications, Houston

(d) 281-846-7352

(c) 817-739-5106




February 22, 2023


JACKSON BACK IN THE HOUSE

Jackson Cole retired on January 13. He is coming back for a lunch visit on Thursday February 23. All are welcome, just confirm with Alyssa so we can get the proper head count for the food.



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NEW PROJECTS

Cliff Switzer- New Project 4814 - HMH Baytown Linac Replacement [Tellepsen]

Cliff Switzer- New Project 4831 UTMB - OR Workflow Battery Replacement - Clear Lake Campus [UTMB]

Julie Fischer - New Project 4830- HMH Dunn 3 ICU Refill and Power Testing [HMH]


LSTI UPDATE

Participants will be Andy Perez and Jarius Perry, currently working with us through TradeStar.



 

February 15, 2023


NEW PROJECTS

Cliff Switzer - New Project 4814 - HMH Baytown Cancer Center LINAC Replacement [Tellepsen Builders, L.P.]


HEADED WEST

Leoncio Martinez has his last day with LSCH on Friday 2/10/23. Leo left Lone Star to pursue his own business interests. Leo was with us for 8 years. Thanks, Leo for the hard work and good luck to you in the future.


FEBRUARY CALENDAR 1/2 WAY

  • February 14 - 15 - Responder 5000 class - Bryan Peltier

  • February 22 - Fiber Optic Overview and Termination?

  • February 23 - We will try once more to have a retirement lunch for Jackson Cole.

  • February 28 - COO Roundtable - Grand Prairie

  • February 28 - March 2 - NSCA Business Leadership Conference in Las Colinas

 

February 8, 2023


NEW PROJECTS

Julie Fischer - New Project 4803 - HMH Smith 6 Wound Care Phase 1 [Trevino]

Julie Fischer - New Project 4804 - HMH Walter Tower 17 & 18 CARE.AI Alarm Integration [HMH]


IT ON CALL

Lone Star IT has implemented a new centralized rotating tiered IT on-call schedule for after-hour customer service issues. This replaces our previous method where each office’s on-call Service technician would reach out to their own regional IT staff. Switching to a posted schedule allows Service to have set contacts weekly while allowing our newer staff learning opportunities with the support of our more seasoned members. It also allows IT to support potential customers outside our normal regional territories as Professional Services grows.


Jon Pennington | Manager of IT Operations



GOOD NEWS.

Some surcharges are going away.

Now next to some healthcare products?



RESPONDER 5000 CLASS

Bryan Peltier is assisting Jorge Garces with the two-day Responder 5000 class in Grand Prairie this week. Next week, the class will be in Houston taught by Bryan.

 


February 3, 2023


GOODBYE JEOVANNY

Jeovanny Alvarenga will be leaving us on February 14. I would like to wish Jeo good luck in the future in whatever he does. Jeovanny was instrumental in helping us get the most out of BlueBeam and personally helped me out when I converted the shop lights to LED fixtures a few years back. I have done a few ride-alongs with Jeovanny and we covered a lot of topics together. Jeo honed his presentation skills doing in person and online training sessions.


Jeo's passion is coding and peeking (and tweaking) inside of databases. I'm sorry were unable accommodate him in his IT pursuit.


Jeo said he would rather say goodbye to you individually instead of having a group lunch.

Jeovanny Alvarenga

Here is a Jeo blast back from October 2020.



ON THE HORIZON





 

February 1, 2023



STARTING OFF OUR 2023 JANUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH IS

JEOVANNY ALVARENGA!!


Jeovanny Alvarenga

CONGRATS! Jeovanny has been selected as our January Employee of the month. Jeovanny has been an employee of Lone Star Communication Houston for 11 years this January. Way to Go! He started his journey with us through TradeStar in 2011. Having expertise as a low voltage Technician. He became a Halco employee the following year in 2012 working as a technician. He has worked his way up as a Project Superintendent. WOW! Keep up the great work Jeovanny!


Comments from Jeovanny’s coworkers

  • “He always makes things happen.”

  • “Exceptional leadership skills and always willing to help out.”

  • “Always willing to have conversations with employees.”


THE AWESOMNESS

Jeovanny will receive a gift set from behind the door #2 in Alyssa’s Office and we will add his name to the plaque in the front office to start off the Employees of the month for 2023.


Finally, Jeovanny will receive a limited-edition Employee of the Month Commemorative Custom Coin that is still being designed.


- Alyssa Garza


FEBRUARY CALENDAR TWEAK

  • {moved} February 14-15- Responder 5000 class - Bryan Peltier (with special guest Jorge Garces)


TTT - Topo w/ Trey Time

Trey Meador

The Command Central conference room is reserved for a Chat with Trey Meador on Thursday, February 9th @15:45 – 17:00.


This will be an informal discussion with Topo & snacks. The goal is to create awareness and answer questions about the vision of the in-progress Lone Star Technical Institute.


A calendar invite was sent on January 31.



Yes, he is a Texas Rangers fan. Pity him, but don't let that stop you from coming by to see Trey.


LEAN SIX SIGMA

Lone Star is researching consultants to help with Lean processes this year. It is a focus under the One Lone Star initiative headed by Victor Gonzalez.










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