Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Debbie, a Senior Project Coordinator, about her experiences at Maxons.
Q: How long been with Maxons?
A: 16.5 years
Q: Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A: It was a lot more technically savvy than my previous company, I didn’t have much prior experience with computers and Maxons was a bit ahead of the curve for a small firm (we were much smaller then!).
Q: What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A: Learning how to use email (right away I learned you don’t capitalize and bold in emails as that is perceived as yelling – I had to learn that real quick). I had to figure out scanning and the estimating programs. And then learning collections, everyone at Maxons gets involved in collecting payments!
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A: That turning a bad situation into a positive situation is what we do, and it is rewarding to do so. And that communication is the key in doing that – and anything!
Q: Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A: To really just help people, to make a difficult situation into a good situation.
Q: Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A: I can relate to all our core values, but the one that speaks to me is Responsibility. Being accountable for our words, attitudes, and efforts.
Q: What is your favorite Maxons story?
A: I have so many stories in my 16 years! One of my favorites is from many years ago. At our first summer outing, my car battery died. Damon went out and bought a new battery for my car and a few of my coworkers helped me get it installed! I was able to drive home and didn’t have to get towed – it was so sweet of all of them.
And Debbie at a Maxons Halloween party!