February 2022 Newsletter
VOTED LSAR JANUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!
Congratulations to Chet Chilcutt on being chosen by the LSAR team as the January Employee of the Month. Chet was nominated based on his commitment to One Team, by always being willing to assist anywhere that he is needed. He also has jumped into his new role as Assistant Project Manager with a complete focus on providing resolutions and top-notch communication.
He will be receiving a $50 gift card and a certificate. Congratulations Chet!!
JOSE RODRIGUEZ & BRIAN BANKS
VOTED GRAND PRAIRIE JANUARY EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH!
Jose Rodriguez started his career at Lone Star Communications in September of 2014. He is a part of our Operations department and holds the position of Field Technician.
Each shows what is to be One Team, One Purpose, and One Family. Thank you for all that you do and congratulations once again!
Comments from their coworkers:
"Hard worker! All the values!"
"Such a reliable, pleasant, supportive teammate. A true Lone STAR!"
"Jose is a genuine leader. He cares for his team and the customers."
"For as long as I know Jose great person and great attitude."
"Jose is very knowledgeable at his position and does a great job of holding others accountable."
"One of the best people to work with lots of energy and knowledge."
Brian Banks started his career at Lone Star Communications in December of 2006. He is a part of our Corporate Services and holds the position of Internal Information Security Officer.
"Brian always goes above and beyond! He is a hard worker and really strives to keep Lone Star safe. Way to go Brian!!"
"Smart and innovative; always friendly and smiling."
"Next-level cyber security officer and app developer."
"He is keeping our system and our website secured from any fraud."
"He always goes above and beyond for anyone."
"I wanted to send out a sincere thank you for those that did vote for me, as Employee of the Month. I would also like to share that it was not my goal to achieve this awesome recognition from my peers. My goal at Lone Star Communications is and will ALWAYS be about “The Team”. Together, we can continue being a major part of the change the world needs now and tomorrow in keeping our communities safer with innovation and exceptional customer care."
Sincerely, Brian Banks | Internal Information Security Officer
Each person will receive a $50 card along with an Employee of The Month commemorative coin.
VOTED HOUSTON JANUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!
The Employees of Lone Star Communications Houston have voted Joel Orellana our January 2022 Employee of the Month.
Joel came to Halco in April of 2014 (Halco became part of Lone Star Communications in December of 2015). He previously worked at Direct TV (with Hector Reyes) and came to us from Rooms to Go where he was the office manager. When Joel arrived, he initially worked with Hector Reyes at a hospice project. Then later worked with Rey Chapa.
In 2018 Joel moved from the Walter Tower lead technician to the engineering group under Jamie Selman. He started working with Hector Reyes to learn the estimation craft. Bringing field experience and perspective to this venture was helpful.
Comments from Joel’s coworkers
“Joel is always willing to help out no matter how much is on his plate.”
“Very Reliable and hard worker.”
“Joel has the right attitude.”
“Joel never lets the Sales Team down. He’s always in good spirits and gives his best on every project.”
- Gregory Propps, Technology Consultant
“Having worked with Joel out in the field when he was a technician, I knew he had a great work ethic and was very conscientious. When we had an opening in Engineering for an estimator, he was the first person I thought of. I knew he would bring that same work ethic and eagerness to learn to the Engineering Department. He has not disappointed. Joel has an easy-going personality and always tries to get along with others and be respectful. We all appreciate Joel’s positive and can-do attitude. I am very proud of Joel and the work he continues to do on a daily basis. I am very happy to have him on the team and he is a definite asset to Lone Star Communications. Joel certainly deserves this award.”
- Jamie Selman
THE FUN STUFF
Joel will receive a gift set from behind door #33 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.
Finally, Joel will receive a limited-edition Employee of the Month commemorative custom coin designed by our own Cliff Switzer (images cleaned up by Amy Weisinger).
VOTED CENTRAL TEXAS JANUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!
Congratulations to Agustin!! Agustin Gamboa continues to show initiative. He has taken over the Georgetown warehouse, making it his own, and does an amazing job at keeping it cleaned and organized.
He goes the extra mile in everything he does, he learned how to use Q360 very quickly and is always looking for more to learn so he can be more productive. He makes sure the technicians have what they need and does his best to ensure they are taken care of and they can head out of the shop ready for the day.
Agustin is 1 Team, 1 Purpose, 1 Family in Action!!