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.

Welcome to the Team!

During the first week of 2017 we welcome Mike York to our staff!  Mike will be working with our team in the warehouse and we are excited to have him with us!  Congratulations Mike and welcome aboard!

We are also looking to bring on a few experienced Business Developers!

If interested send your resume to employment@maxons.com

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Meeting Maxons!

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

Q:  How long been with Maxons?

A:  12 years

 

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

A:  It was fast paced.  Very professional.  I pretty quickly realized it was something that I wanted to do and was enjoying.

 

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

A:  Everything!  The computer side of things – doing the data entry.  I had been a field guy prior and wasn’t on computers often.  Still a challenge of mine, but has vastly improved over the years.

 

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

A:  A high level of professionalism.  I have a saying I like – “It’s all about the service, the service, the service and then the respect.”

 

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

A:  I get to help people that are in need and in the middle of a crisis.  I am trained and help keep them calm and give them a comfort level with Maxons and myself.  I work well with chaos!

 

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

A:  Results.  Making it happen.  And I also feel strongly about Improvement.  We are in an ever changing world, and if you ever feel you are the best, you are done.  There is always room to learn.

 

Q:  What is your favorite Maxons story?

A:  We handled a 20k square foot first floor of a building, large job with a variety of damage. I managed the job correctly, and we were paid quickly because everyone involved was so happy.

But what I am really excited about is that this job is still used internally to train Project Managers on how to take loss photos that show our professionalism, scope of work and what we can accomplish on jobs.  It set a trend of more impressive loss photo documentation.

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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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Meeting Maxons!

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.

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And Debbie at a Maxons Halloween party!

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