We are please to share with everyone that Harvey W. Hottel, Inc. was featured in ABC of Metro Washington for our longtime membership. Check out the link below!
Harvey Hottel has been affiliated with ABC for 50 years and has found it to be a valuable membership. “The networking events enable us to meet potential customers and even competitors in a friendly environment, assisting us to discuss the issues and be active within the industry. The second thing is the proactive advocacy they provide within local and federal government issues. They stay on top of issues that affect us and are active within that community to promote business practices that greatly affect how we manage our company.” Hottel.
Thank you to everyone who participated in National Construction Safety Week! Safety is 100% team effort and we couldn’t have been successful without your support. We had a lot going on throughout the week including starting the week off with a safety breakfast, where three Hottel employees were presented with Safety Awards, which also included a Kask Hard Hat Helmet with a Visor and a gift card.
The first recipient was Leo Pineda from our Plumbing Division! Leo is always concerned with the safety of his coworkers and is not afraid to stop work to mitigate a hazard or to inform a client and management of any issues of concern.
John Wilson, Parts Driver for Commercial Projects, was another recipient! Last year he drove 31,000 miles with no customer complaints, accident free, and has great hazard recognition on job sites.
Lastly, Ralph Murphy completed his OSHA 10, OSHA 30, and First Aid CPR on his own before Hottel began offering classes. Thank you Ralph for gaining the knowledge to keep yourself and other safe.
Leo, Raplh, and John have all made safety a priority be recognizing potential safety hazards, following protocols, and keeping their fellow coworkers safe. They have worked closely with Hottel’s Safety Director, Dan Batt, on creating plans for unique situations that allows maximum safety measures to completion of jobs.
Hottel would also like to give a special thanks to Dan for educating the entire company on safety protocols and practices. He put together Safety Week and organized the breakfast with help from office personnel who made this possible: Roberta Nelson, Diane Colville, Anita Barnsley, and Ryan Miller.
DAILY TOOLBOX TALK WINNERS FOR SAFETY WEEK:
In addition to the breakfast and awards, Dan sent our daily Safety Toolbox talks followed up with a trivia question. The first person to answer correctly received a prize! Congratulations to Javier Gonzalez, Douglas Ciciliano, Josh Lindauere, and Arnold Monterossa for being the daily winners. Chad Wells of Hottel’s Custom Homes Division, was the Grand Prize Winner and receiving a Kask Hard Hat Helmet with a visor!
We look forward to National Construction Safety Week next year and to have even more activities, engagement and prizes!
Fu Pan recently accepted a promotion for Project Manager for Commercial Service Projects.
Last November, Bret Nielsen was promoted to Commercial Service Manager and Fu Pan was promoted to Project Manager for Commercial Service Projects. Both Bret and Fu have worked for several years in the Commercial Service Division with Joel Knight, VP of Commercial Service and Projects. Under Joel’s guidance, Bret and Fu are learning how to become effective managers, improve communication, handle new situations, and optimize time management. Bret stated that he is learning that not everything is an emergency, and prioritization is key.
Bret Neilsen (right) teaching Samantha Negal (left) during an in-house training session
In their new roles, Bret and Fu are striving to support their field technicians to enhance their job experiences, which will ultimately better serve Hottel clients. Since they both have firsthand experience in the field, Bret and Fu have ideas for problem-solving challenges as they arise. As a starting point, they are encouraging everyone to continue open and honest communication about any job site issues.
Bret and Fu had the opportunity to attend The Unified Group, a national organization for HVAC professionals. This progressive group provides forums dedicated to service excellence, education, and customer service. The forums provide a place to share information, and, “It’s a necessity being able to talk to other companies and knowing that you’re not the only one in a situation. I was able to hear thoughts and possible solutions to challenges that I am now facing,” Bret explained.
Fu also expressed the importance to learn and collaborate with other professionals. He said, “There is always a learning curve with a new job and more responsibilities. But, I am looking forward to getting past some of these hurdles, and once we get past them, to see what things will be like a year from now.”
Congratulations to Bret and Fu in their new roles at Hottel!