Monday, November 8, 2010


As many of you already know Piedmont recently hosted a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) class in which participants from Piedmont, other Service Logic companies and outsiders reviewed CEM material, studied hard, and took the CEM exam. 

Special congratulations to Chris Turner, Shane Corbett, Mark Fowler and Scott Gugenheim for successfully passing the test.  This is a great accomplishment for these 4 as individuals and as members of the Piedmont Team. 

We anticipate continuing the process of CEM certification for the others who participated with continuing class, study and testing.  One of the most important things for all of us to remember is that this class greatly increased and enhanced our knowledge about energy concepts, financial impacts and energy strategies.  Everyone who participated in the class is smarter now than they were when they started.  Without regard to testing outcome, this alone made it worth it for all of us.  For that we thank all of the participants.  

Great job everyone!!!!

-Peter Williams, President

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

All sorts of characters showed up at Piedmont Air Conditioning today to celebrate Halloween!  We had a costume contest with prizes for many categories such as "Spookiest", "Most Original", "Best Last Minute", "Most Creative", and "Best Overall".  The winners won a pumpkin trophy, gift card, and many laughs!  Everyone enjoyed candy, cookies and cupcakes as refreshments to get in to the Halloween mood.  See if you can guess who won each category from the fun pictures below!

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Piedmont Air Conditioning's Annual Customer Appreciation Party!

Every year Piedmont Air Conditioning hosts a customer appreciation event to thank all of our great customers.  This years party was the best yet!  With great food and drinks including BBQ pork & chicken, crab, shrimp, oysters, banana's foster and fried cheesecake everyone enjoined themselves.  Door prizes of t-shirts "Shucking Energy Cost and Oysters" were given out along with PAC koozies to keep all the drinks cold.  Check out some of the fun pictures from the event below!


See you next year!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Energy Star Certification!

Piedmont Air Conditioning's headquarters in Raleigh NC earned EPA's Energy Star Certification.  This certification is from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and recognizes Piedmont Air Conditioning of Raleigh for demonstrating superior energy performance.


Come by and check out our plaques today!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Congratulations Jeremiah!

Please help me congratulate Jeremiah on his promotion to Projects/Start-up Supervisor.  Jeremiah has been managing the Construction Start-up Group for several years and stands ready to accept this new challenge in Service Projects.  Jeremiah has provided outstanding leadership over the last several years in managing this part of Construction to reduce the amount of call backs and warranty calls.  He brings a tremendous amount of HVAC knowledge and experience with him to aid in his success at his new position.  Not only will he be taking the reins from Roger in the Projects group but he will still continue managing the Construction Start-up Group.  We feel that Jeremiah has the ambition, desire and great attitude that will make this a seamless transition.

Please congratulate Jeremiah when you see him for stepping up and helping us as we continue to grow!

Bobby Hughes
GM Construction Operations

Congratulations Roger!

Please help me congratulate Roger on yet another position within the company.  Since Roger started working here he has always stepped up and helped in whatever role we have asked him to.  Roger first came to Piedmont as a residential service technician in 1981.  Since then he has worn many hats for us including; commercial service technician, service supervisor, service manager, BAS technician, and service project supervisor.

Now he starts his new role as Controls Specialist.  For more than a year now we have been trying to come up with a plan to help support all of our service branches with maintenance, service diagnostics, and repairs for different building automation systems.  As many of you know it is impossible to find one person that can work on all the different manufacturers systems.  Roger has experience with many of the control systems we see on a daily basis.  Roger has seen firsthand how important this position is to our business, when we finally decided we needed to move forward with hiring someone Roger volunteered.  I can’t think of anyone that would be better at this job than him.

Roger will work in the Automated Facility Solutions Division of our company.  His main responsibilities will be to make sure we get the maintenance performed and to support services within this division for all of our service branches.

Please congratulate Roger when you see him for stepping up and helping us as we continue to grow this division.

Keith Summey
Vice President/ GM

Friday, October 1, 2010

StrengthsFinder 2.0

On Wednesday September 29, the entire Piedmont eastern group gathered at the Greenville Hilton for breakfast, awards and a four hour STRENGTHSFINDER Forum with Paul Barker. Following the SF component at Carolina Beach in early June with the Sales & Operations teams from across the Piedmont group, we felt that there would be tremendous value in bringing in our staff from across the east for a time of teambuilding and greater appreciation of our personal strengths as well as a better understanding of those around us.

During the month of August, each associate did the on-line strengthsfinder 2.0 survey, which yields your top five strengths/themes. We compiled all of our data along with that of Erika Martinez and Scott Gugenheim, who joined Piedmont after our gathering at Carolina Beach. The information was sent to Paul Barker, who had previously facilitated the process for us, who in turn built a matrix with all of our themes and compiled a narrative for us to walk through during our Wednesday session. It was a lively and engaging time of interaction amongst our group.

Noted from our post-forum surveys:
“Strengthsfinder helped me understand that even though we are all different, we all play a big part within the Piedmont organization.”
“”Enjoyed it. New outlook on others on my team and life.”
“Lively, safe, honest interaction. People were vulnerable.”
“The team interaction was great! It builds deeper relationships amongst the group.”
“Knowing where I am strong.”
“Understanding everyone’s strengths as well as ‘the dark side’”
“Helped me better understand the people I am working with”
“Talking and laughing with the entire Greenville group…great meeting!”
“We should do this once or twice a year!”

-H.B. Moore V.P and GM Greenville Division

Friday, September 17, 2010

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases!

Piedmont Raleigh put on brave faces and took annual flu shots.

Some were more brave than others...

But in the end all were rewarded with Krispy Kreme doughnuts other treats! 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Retirement!

Piedmont Raleigh gathered yesterday afternoon to celebrate Judy Batten and wish her a happy retirement! 

We celebrated with a cute "Best Wishes" cake and ice cream!

Judy was presented with a signed picture of her "work family" here at PAC Raleigh.  
Left to Right: Kathy Averett, Heather Benham, Kim Stokes, Regina Terrell, Judy Batten, Tonya Jenkins, Fosteen Ogburn, Gwen Smothers, and Donna Owen- PAC Raleigh Accounting

Judy is excited to enjoy the good life in Myrtle Beach, SC with her family.   We will miss her smiling face and wish her all the best!
Judy Batten with Peter Williams

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2010 Service Logic Sales Derby Contest

An overdue congratulations goes out to the winners of the last month of the 2010 Sales Derby winners, both Piedmont Air Conditioning team members.

Way to go Shane Corbett ! - Maintenance Sales Winner - 566.6% 
(final month of the contest)

   Way to go Keith Eck ! - Project Sales Winner - 908.0%
(final month of the contest)

And last but certainly not least, the entire gang at Piedmont Air Conditioning congratulates...

Les Wood - 2010 Service Logic Sales Derby 
Final Leader Board and Race Champion !
As race champion Les will be awarded a $3,000 travel gift voucher, and a Service Logic Sales Derby trophy.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Piedmont Photos!

Can't wait to see more pictures of Piedmont and all our fun events?  Check out our PhotoBox slide show, and see even more of the PAC gang.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Piedmont Air Conditioning's First ENEGY DAZE

On Thursday, Piedmont Air Conditioning hosted its first Energy Daze Class.  General Managers and Sales Representatives from all of our branches participated in a day full of Energy related speakers and presentations.

Some of the days' topics included a presentation about the Progress Energy Rebate Program,  Current trends in the Solar Market, Innovative Lighting Technologies and a Presentation of the Energy Dashboard by Trend Controls.

Participants were treated to lunch from Moe's Southwest Grill. Energy Daze is just one of example of how Piedmont Air Conditioning is staying on the cutting edge of Energy Services.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Ken!

Piedmont Air Conditioning - Raleigh, took a few moments Monday afternoon to gather and wish our CFO Ken Oesch a Happy Birthday. With a card, nascar candle, and cake from the accounting department the celebration was a hit!
*At this time we are unable to confirm Ken's actual age

Friday, August 20, 2010

Workin' at the Car Wash!!!

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Once a year, Piedmont Air Conditioning- Raleigh, rises at the crack of dawn to open the PAC annual Truck Wash.  Buckets, brushes, and expert tire cleaners are all on hand in a show of appreciation for how hard our field staff works.  While getting their trucks or vans washed, our technicians are treated to Bojangles biscuts and delicious doughnuts.  Our technicians work hard and are the backbone of our company, so it is important to show them how much we appreciate everything they do.  Thanks!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Piedmont Greensboro Gives a Helping Hand

Related Posts with ThumbnailsLast week, Piedmont Air Conditioning's Greensboro office collected much needed school supplies to donate to the Guilford County Teacher Supply Warehouse.  This amazing organization helps local teachers get supplies into the hands of those who need them most – our students!
 (Left: Jason Phillipp and Right: Brian Wright donating supplies to the School Supply Warehouse)

Thanks! and a "Job Well Done" to PAC Greensboro for helping Guilford County School students and teachers start the 2010 school year off on the right foot!