Recognizing Our Coworkers at Thanksgivingtime

Giving Thanks

At ACTenviro, we are thankful to many people, including our families, customers and business partners. In what has become an annual tradition, though, we like to take time out during this season to thank our coworkers specifically. Without further ado, here are some notes of gratitude to one another, in our employees’ own words.


From Ulises Vargas:
First, I would like to thank the whole Los Angeles branch for always making sure that we the get the job done no matter what circumstances we are faced with. I am thankful to Danny Carpentier for being so good at his position that he creates new possibilities for expansion and growth in the ACT family. Also, thanks to Ramon Robles and Bill Coleman for doing a great job at managing the L.A. Ops team. I appreciate Dan Busbee for his kindness and for believing in me. I am grateful to Keith Munnerlyn for being such a great mentor, especially in my first year with the company. My gratitude goes out to the L.A. customer service team for meeting the customer and employee’s needs. I would also like to extend my appreciation to Carlos Perez for bringing Gatorades to a jobsite, knowing it would be a hot day, as it helped us to stay hydrated. Thanks to the drivers for being so cooperative and working with me to better help our clients. Thank you all and I look forward to another great year working together.


From Gina Bailey:
Our co-workers are amazing here in Escondido. We have so many that have been great co-workers and friends that a couple things come to mind. I would like to first thank Cheryl Moherman for always being there for me. We ride-share into work each day. One particular day when she had driven, I learned my niece had passed away that morning and Cheryl immediately offered to drive me down to San Diego to be with my brother. It was a long drive, but she did not hesitate. She also takes me to the airport and picks me up from the airport when I visit out-of- state family – she’s become a true friend. I’d like to also thank Jim Devlin, Barry Ervin and Ian Bailey (yes he is my son and co-worker) who have always been there first to offer help when I have moved. Twice they have carried my heavy furniture upstairs and downstairs, always asking why I need such heavy furniture, but doing it because they cared. There are so many other acts of kindness from my ACT family, but these are just a few that stand out and I wanted to acknowledge – it’s people like these that make ACT truly a unique place to work.


From Samantha Baron:
I would like to give a massive thank you to my colleagues at the Escondido branch. Al, Spencer, Vanessa, and Annette are always eager and engaged to help further my success in the company. They always pick-up the phone when I call with questions or in need of advice. I’m so grateful to have them as co-workers. Jim Devlin has been a huge help to me, as a new account manager at ACT, as well. He takes time to teach me and help me understand the process, while always making me laugh. I want to thank Angel for her huge support as my TSS. She goes the extra mile to help me and I’m so grateful. Huge thank you to Gina as well, she always gives excellent advice and helps me write Thank You cards to my clients with her gorgeous handwriting! Massive thanks to Jenna for going out of her way to provide me with car seats, toys and a pack-n- play when my sister came to town from Chicago to visit with her newborn and 3-year- old for my wedding. Jenna saved my sister’s family a lot of time and money. Thank you, Jenna – I’m so grateful to have you as a co-worker! Thank you Julius for treating us with your delicious bread. You keep my taste buds happy!


From Victor Rousseu:
For the past 19 months, I have been going through some rough times. However, many bright personalities helped me through the dark times. I would like to share a few words of appreciation to those rays of light.

First, I would like to say thank you to all my coworkers who have been so thoughtful, by emailing and praying for me. These thoughts and prayers wrapped me in a blanket of warmth and security. They gave me a feeling of safety that enabled me to endure what life was throwing at me. For this, I cannot say thank you enough.

Second, I owe a big appreciation to those of you that have taken your personal time to either call me, visit me at the hospital or visit me at my home. To Dave and Andrea Ammerman for stopping by on occasion to give their encouragement. To Ramsin Setpanpour, thank you for your support and continued prayers. Adam Brandin, Terrence Lum and Marianna Sabich all uplifted my spirit. John Smrdeli, I am appreciative of your time and support as well. Lionel Mata especially for picking up the wife’s and my 26th anniversary card. Brett Evans, and Jean Paul Rousset, you cannot know how much your visits mean to me.

Third, a special thanks to my coworker and neighbor Doug Cameron. He regularly took the time to check on me. His visits always seemed to occur when needed most. Every time he stopped by, he would push and encourage me to improve. I think it had a little to do with me being his bicycle-riding partner.

Finally, I would like to recognize the most influential man, this last year. He surrendered his time to learn about and play spades with me at the hospital. The hours seemed to fly by whenever he was around. His concern was truly genuine. He has been there throughout my experience, from the beginning to today. The pride I feel working for such a quality human being, and his spending time with me, has truly been instrumental to my recovery. I am speaking of the owner and President of ACT, Walter Singer. To you, I owe a debt I hope that one day I can repay. This time of year, I always reflect on the many blessings I am grateful for. To anyone I may have missed, I apologize, yet your support has not gone unnoticed. I cannot wait until I am able to work with you all again. It truly takes a village.


From Daniel Peterson:
I came out to my car to find out the right rear tire was completely flat. I did have a spare but no jack…luckily my coworker Carlos was available to step out and lend me his jack while also giving me a ride to the gas station to fill my tire with air. Very grateful.


From Walter Singer:
I had a last-minute change of schedule and Krystian Schlesinger dropped what he was doing and took two hours out of his day to take me to the airport.

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