Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Lou, a Project Manager, about his experiences at Maxons.
Q: How long been with Maxons?
A: 7 years.
Q: Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A: That we were pretty well organized, and we knew what we were doing. I had worked for others in the industry who were not put together as well.
Q: What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A: The Maxons way – I knew the work, but had to learn how to do it our way.
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A: Negotiation. I can take this personally, but now I understand it is give and take and I don’t need to take it personally.
Q: Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A: I like to help people, and I like the people I work with.
Q: Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A: Our brand anchors – speed communication expertise, and of those, speed really means a lot to me. Because I try to act as quickly as possible to whatever needs to be done – I like to get things done.
Q: What is your favorite Maxons story?
A: We were planning to do a relay race at our summer outing one year. Alan and I decided we were going to practice to get an advantage on race day! We were running up and down the hallway practicing for our event – confusing our neighbors! It totally worked – we were the best at our part of the race!
And I have another good one to share. One time on a job I was with one of my coworkers, Andrea. A pump had gotten clogged at the site. When I went to look at it, I touched the top of it and it burst! Filthy water from a parking garage sprayed all over Andrea and I. I quickly stood in front of her and we ran from the room. We got outside and she said “Look at me.” Filthy water was dripping down her face. I responded “You look terrific.” We both cracked up!