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