Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Lisette, a Director of Client Services, about her experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long been with Maxons?

A:  6 months

 

Q:  Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?

A:  Very family oriented.

 

Q:  What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?

A:  How to use Goldmine our CRM!  I am still learning.

 

Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?

A:  Expanding my mind for different marketing strategies – trying new things!

 

Q:  Why do you have a passion for this industry?

A:  I like being able to help people during tough times.

 

Q:  Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?

A:  Sincerity – because I like that the people we do business with understand that we care about our clients, their clients, and what we do.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  I went to my first holiday party this year – and I liked everyone who works here!  When meeting a whole group you aren’t sure what will happen.  It is a great fit for me here, and it was so fun to see us be able to have a lot of fun together outside the office.  It is a great group of people!

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

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!

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Allen, a Project Coordinator, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long have you been with Maxons?

A:  2 years

 

Q:  Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?

A:  My first day was a full staff meeting day – it was really active and busy.  Had a lot of training right away – it was intense!

 

Q:  What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?

A:  Learned a lot in training.  Then very quickly had to learn some more email etiquette.  Luckily – right when I started we had a communication seminar.

 

Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?

A:  The most important thing I have learned is proper communication.  Being able to properly communicate with PM on jobs, with clients on jobs, and  with insureds on jobs.

 

Q:  Why do you have a passion for this industry?

A:  Learning something new everyday.  Now I am getting out to more jobs – and I am able to learn different things from those visits.  And I see how every project is a way to bring some type of comfort to someone, that we are able to help them.

 

Q:  Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?

A:  Optimism – saying no to negativity – it is just my personality!

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  I have a few.  I was able to see that there is a lot more to being coworkers at Maxons.  Greg in our office had a flat tire on a very cold, winter day.  Lou from our office went out and met Greg on the highway – stayed with him until the tow truck came, then they ate lunch together.  It showed me we have something beyond a work relationship – that at Maxons we share true, genuine caring.

Also last year our office lost 2 sales people in a short amount of time.  Leadership came to visit and said it was a difficult time, but that it brings opportunity.  We were feeling lost, and that we wouldn’t meet our goal.  But Leadership offered encouraging words to take the challenge as an opportunity.   We have all been able to expand our skills as a result of their encouragement.

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Meeting Maxons!

Meetign Maxons

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Carmelo, a Project Manager, about his experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long been with Maxons?
A:  One year.

Q:  Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?
A:  Everyone felt like family.

Q:  What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?
A:  The software, our database and estimating program, it was my biggest challenge.

Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?
A:  All the science that goes into mitigation.  I had been involved in the construction side of buildings in my previous role, but I had to learn the mitigation side here.

Q:  Why do you have a passion for this industry?
A:  I have always liked jobs that were related to buildings and construction.

Q:  Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?
A:  Teamwork for sure.  I always feel like I can go to anyone at Maxons and ask for help or advice.

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?
A:  I love the Maxons’ outings – we all come together like a family and get to interact with each other and enjoy each others company.  We are able to relax and let loose with each other and relieve some of the day to day stress we handle.

Meeting Maxons!

Our Blog series, “Meeting Maxons!” continues this week. We will hear from Lou, a Senior Director of Client Services, about her experiences at Maxons.

Q:  How long been with Maxons?

A:  17 years

 

Q:  Do you remember what your impressions were of the company after being here for about a month?

A:  It was a highly recommended opportunity for me.  It turned out to be everything that I believed it would be and everything I was looking for.

 

Q:  What was the first thing you had to learn when joining the team?

A:  Being a little bit more independent.  My previous role required me to call my boss twice a day on my activity – and at that time, I had to go to payphones to do this!  I had to learn I didn’t need to call Damon and tell him my progress and success throughout the day.  Learning that kind of independence was a great experience!

 

Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned since you have been here?

A:  Learning how to listen, working well with others, helping others, being a resource and a friend to my clients.  That led me to developing relationships beyond my wildest dreams with clients and colleagues that I never thought I could do through my career.  And seeing the trust that has developed between myself with people in the industry.

 

Q:  Why do you have a passion for this industry?

A:  I love helping people!  Love to get the phone to ring from the relationships I have developed, and then be able to do the work and make the end user happy.  It is so much fun and it is rewarding everyday.

 

Q:  Which company core value speaks to you the most – and why?

A:   Sincerity.  Our word is our bond!  People have been listening to me for a long time, and I have made promises for a long time. It is my job to be sincere with my people, both when our operations are normal, and when we are in the middle of a catastrophe.  You have to be sincere and compassionate with our clients and customers.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  I loved how I was hired, I was referred by a client to Damon.  I got to have 2 great steak dinners with Damon as part of being interviewed.  I don’t think my family and I would have had the life we had without being a part of Maxons and working with Damon for all these years!

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