Every month, Lakeside Painting hosts safety meetings. In them, we go over existing and new safety procedures, with the eye for keeping our employees and job sites safe.
For this particular safety meeting, which focused on strategies for avoiding dehydration, we held a chili cook off, as we like to get creative during these frequent gatherings. In all, eight different chilis competed in the contest, with each employee trying the chilis and voting for them.
The winner of our first chili cook off was our longtime foreman Patrick Boyle, who quickly credited his wife's chili for helping him win the contest. Placing second was foreman Brady Rolson, with Chuck Cartwright grabbing third place.
In addition to the chili cook off winners, we also handed out some awards and bonuses to a few of our employees. Steve Abbott, who has been a big part of the concrete polishing crew at our big Hentzen Coatings job in Milwaukee, won a certificate of excellent for being CEO (Chief Energy Officer). The last few months, Steve really stepped up, took a lot of responsibilites on, and proved himself, particularly at the Hentzen job site, where he also found a fossil embedded in the concrete floor.
Kevin Rolseth also received a referral bonus for recommending our new painter Ryan Edens for a job with Lakeside. Ryan, for his part, got a signing bonus, as did painter Brody Vance, who recently began working for us. All three of these gentlemen have been invaluable assets at Lakeside Painting, and will be integral as we move into the busy summer months.