December 20, 2021
We welcomed Regina Wysocki to the CAS team on December 20, 2021 during a quiet week when most folks were on vacation. Regina is a Board Certified Registered Nurse and in her previous position she worked at Texas Children's Hospital in their informatics department.
Regina is one of two harp players at Lone Star Communications. Can you name the other one? Maybe a jam session upcoming.
Regina will report to Donna Montgomery and has been working with Andrew Mueller on orientation. She is spending a few days the week of 1/3/22 training with Valerie Brzykcy in Georgetown. Photo updated 1/10/22.
December 29 2021
MAKING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAFER
We have a lot of our neighbors cutting corners. They cut the street corner so much near our building that it created a huge pothole. Someone thought it would be a good idea to fill this pothole with pallets. Once some drivers cut the corners on the pallets, it was a mess of shattered wood. Not good. On December 22, Hector Ruiz spearheaded an effort to fill-in a pothole the size of a smart car at the corner of South & West drives.
Sometimes you can't wait for the city to help out. First, Hector cleared a truckload of pallet wood from the hole. A lot of nails were sticking out of the wood. I'm sure the truck drivers were glad to see this mess go.
Next, Hector ordered a delivery of three yards of crushed concrete. Then Ron & Hector filled-in the large hole. It took an hour to get the hole filled and mostly drained. There was still some more work to do.
John Deterling of Deterling Company at 4223 South Drive came over to the site and added more large rock on top of the crushed concrete and used his tractor to smooth the surface over on Monday December 27. Thanks John.
Here is a video of the crushed concrete filling the hole on 12/22.
The filled hole as of 12/28
Ronald Kruse, COO Houston
Donald Lot joined Lone Star Communications as Warehouse Assistant on 1/10/22 in the Grand Prairie office and reports to Austin Eubanks. He brings more than two years of warehouse experience and has expertise in shipping, receiving and forklift operations.
In Donald’s spare time he enjoys watching sports, especially Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks. He also enjoys poetry recitation and drama improvs.
Please welcome Donald Lot to our team! He can be reached at: Donald.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Lasonia Reed and Erika Jones (the special events committee) for helping get people involved.
Here is a follow-up on the donations made to the Arlington Life Center. Collections were plentiful.
The Special Events Committee sorted and boxed the donations. Lasonia would like to highlight their honorary member Alatrae Pruitt who was very instrumental in her assisting in December.
Trey Meador volunteered his truck and time to deliver the goods before Christmas.
For more information about Arlington Life Shelter:
Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Our business coach, Mark Fenner, will be conducting a personal development training at Grand Prairie January 26th, 2022. Twenty-five team members have been selected to participate across related departments. Teams come in every shape and size. Every employee is a member of one or more teams.
Mark is excited to be working with Lone Star during the Five Behaviors Personal Development Training. If you are interested in being a more effective leader, you will find this to be a powerful workshop. The training will be engaging, informative and inspiring. There will be lots of interaction and small group discussion.
You will leave with a framework for diagnosing the dysfunction that derails so many teams. You will leave understanding your tendencies and how they impact the cohesion of the team as well as how to anticipate the tendencies of others so you can proactively adjust as necessary.
The workshop follows the principles contained in this book – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. There is an audible version you can listen to if that is more convenient.
I encourage you to read and fully understand the principles of this book. This is the basis of relationships whether at work or other endeavors in your life.
Dan Hiett, COO Grand Prairie
Check back for more on January 14th.
David Stewart joined Lone Star Communications as a Sales Manager in the LSAR/Springdale office on 12/27/21 and reports to Kevin Henderson.
He brings more than 13 years of sales leadership experience and has expertise in leading dynamic teams, both in Sales & Operations.
In David’s spare time he likes spending time with his family, doing outdoor activities, and hunting with his kids.
Please welcome David Stewart to our team! He can be reached at: 479-579-0022, or email@example.com.
Welcome in 2022!
We are rested up and ready to go here at LSCT. We are expecting to start off this first quarter quick with equipment arriving or set to arrive this month.
The last quarter of 2021 was a real struggle shifting manpower from project to project, trying to work around backorders from almost all manufacturers, not to mention seeing potential projects put on hold due to surcharges and back orders. We had our hands full, but our team doesn’t give up and we are seeing a lot of what missed out on is hitting the books now! AWESOME!
As we continue to deal with COVID, the flu and every other contagion out there, stay home when you are sick, wash your hands and sanitize your areas! These are the basic steps needed to help keep each other safe as best we can.
A recap of our 2021 Employees of the Month
Homero Martinez -January
David Gonzalez - February
Kristin Best - March
Felix Escamilla - April
Wilfredo Lamb - May
Joe Trevino - June
Kathryn Marshall - July
Angel Rashin - August
Richard Morrow - September
James Wise - October
Jessica Hammond -November
Pat Escobar -December
Remember to cast your Vote and give us a reason why you are voting!
Looking Forward to a Fantastic and very Profitable year!
Victor S Gonzalez Jr | COO