Friday, December 25, 2015

From PSG to You

Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it's a real pleasure at this holiday time to say
as we wish you a full year of happiness and prosperity.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The True Spirit of Christmas

The We Care team in Greenville partnered with the Pediatric Oncology Department a Vidant Hospital to gather gifts for a boy and girl that will be cared for by that department of the Christmas holiday.

Below is a caption from Mary Harrell (wife of Dusty Harrell-Technician w PSG)

Girl: 8 year old named "Gabby" that has been recently been diagnosed with ATRT (Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor), which is an extremely rare type of brain tumor. She will begin her intense treatment after the holidays are over. As we are hoping that she has a very memorable and enjoyable holiday with her family.  Below is the wish list that her mother sent to me: 
“….wish list consists of Disney Descendants characters. At Kohls there's Descendants collection line. Her shirt size is x-large girls 14/16. Her pants size is 14/16. At toys r us and other stores at the Decedents characters and karaoke machine. Her favorite character is Mal. But anything Descendants is her wish list.”

 Boy: 2 year old named Lawson has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). His treatment will last about 38 months & he is currently into his 4th month of treatment. He has done well but has many more visits & hospitalization in front of him. He is quite the little hero.  Through research & growth in medicine, ALL is a very curable childhood cancer.  Below is the wish list that his mother provided: 

“…As you know our little hero loves anything Thomas the Train, superhero (captain America is his favorite) and he loves books.  He is working on learning his letters and colors so anything that helps with that is great too.”

It is a terrible time for these families and children during the Holidays.  The parents have to stop work to be with their child and somehow make "ends meet" to provide for their families.  The parents have normal jobs as you and me, and are sacrificing tremendously.  Pam and I met these two brave children and their families and it is something I hope no one ever has to face.  

With the help of the entire Greenville branch, I believe we succeeded in fulfilling these children's wishes.  Fortunately, little Lawson will eventually live a normal life. Gabby's illness is severe and most likely she will visit Heaven and be free of her illness before the next Christmas.

General Manager HB Moore’s words capture it all…

"I was truly moved at our luncheon today to hear of how our Greenville team overflowed blessings on the families of the two children at VIDANT Children's Hospital today. It is a day they will always remember. Your kindness towards those in need makes this our finest hour. I am proud to be apart of this group of fine folks.” –HB Moore

Friday, December 11, 2015

Greenville Santa Project

Many thanks to the Greenville WeCare Team for coordinating and gathering contributions for the University City Kiwanis Santa Project, which, in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain (PSG Customer) provides Christmas gifts to needy children throughout the eastern region. Very proud of our office and field group for raising $267 to help this effort.

-HB Moore

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Jingle All The Way

PSG, CMS, and the WeCare Community team in Raleigh partnered  with The Salvation Army again this year to ring the bell at the red kettle located at Cary Towne Center. 
Office and Field staff helped bring in the joy of the holiday season to many people and support a worthy cause. The money raised brings hope to thousands of less fortunate families, children, seniors and institutionalized individuals!
Chauncey Ray starting us off right!

Dwayne Reese & Jeff Breen

JD Loughlin

Kevin Riley & Judy Batten

Mike Davis & Dannyell Mitchell

Mike Davis, Chester Williamson and Tonya Jenkins

Nick Walters and Matt Seybuck

Shane Corbett & Erica Edwards

What a great way to celebrate the season!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mentoring Workshop & Giving Back to the Community

A few weekends ago, PSG/CMS team members Dannyell Mitchell, Carlos Colon and Landon Lewis  participated in a mentoring session for the local Girl Scouts organization. Thanks to Dannyell for the below article and Landon for the great photos.
Mentoring Workshop and Giving Back to the Community
by Dannyell Mitchell
In the morning I participated in a Speed Mentoring session with representatives from about 10 local companies including PSG, Eaton, Citrix, Fidelity, Eaton, Cisco, GNK, and John Deere.
In this morning session each company “Mentor” was assigned a table and the girls were able to go to each Mentor for a speed mentoring session.
In the space of about 5 minutes we gave brief background on ourselves, our educational and career paths, a typical “day-in-the-life” and then answered any questions they may have as it related to their career aspirations. We concluded by attempting to impart a little “wisdom” that they could take with them on their journey. The girls ranged in age from 7th and 8th grade middle schoolers to seniors in high school.  It was a lot to try to impart when you are timed with a bell ringing to countdown “1 minute!” J But I think it was a great introductory experience for the girls in terms mentor/mentee interaction.
The afternoon workshop was just as awesome. Carlos Colon and Landon Lewis did an awesome job of walking the girls through the “job” process of building a room air-conditioner from supplies you can find at your local home improvement store. After introducing ourselves and giving a brief synopsis of our job experience and roles with PSG we got the girls involved by getting them to volunteer for roles of those involved in a typical project. From the initial interaction with the Client and Sales Consultant to the final QC with our commissioning agent and client turn-over. Carlos and Landon did a great job of getting the girls to think through the process and the “why” behind the various components of the system. We concluded with a great Q&A .


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Making a Difference This Holiday Season

The PSG Greensboro team is getting in the Holiday spirit early.  In lieu of customer gifts is year, they decided to donate to a local charity in honor of all the great GSO customers.
Founded in 1986, Brenner Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in northwest North Carolina.  Brenner Children's Hospital is part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is the pediatric arm of North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
The Hospital is staffed by over 140 full-time pediatric faculty with members representing pediatric subspecialties such as cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious diseases, neonatal/perinatal medicine, neurology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and radiology, just to name a few. More than 4,500 children are admitted to Brenner Children's Hospital each year. In addition, more than 21,000 pediatric subspecialty visits occur annually at the hospital-based outpatient clinics.
Brenner Children’s hospital has a Christmas wish list that includes toys and games that help keep the kids minds off of treatments or when they are sick.
Between Piedmont Service Group and the GSO team we were able to collect a pretty nice pile of items that should spread some joy to many kids as they are in the hospital this coming season!  

What an awesome example of the true meaning of the season! 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Impacting Our Community

Impacting Our Community
By H.B. Moore
Vice President & G.M. Greenville

The Boys & Girls Clubs of The Coastal Plain play a significant role in mentoring hundreds of kids throughout the east each and every day. They are one of the 10 largest clubs in the U.S.

I have been personally involved with the clubs since my earliest days in Greenville through my Kiwanis Club. We took children chosen by each club director on our Partners for a Day Trip to Busch Gardens each fall as a reward for good grades and great behavior. We also help with The Santa Project each year.
In more recent years the PSG Greenville team has helped out with their largest fundraiser of the year, The Ultimate Tailgate Party, which takes place the night before a major ECU home game against the likes of UNC or Virginia Tech. PSG is a major sponsor and many of our sales and office staff have participated the last four years. I noticed they were showing us some appreciation in front of the home club on Firetower Road this week.

They are also a wonderful full service customer at three Pitt County locations!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015 Fall Operations Meeting

September 9th & 10th PSG Raleigh Headquarters hosted the
2015 Fall Operations Meeting. 
Operation Managers from all of PSG branches and CMS Controls met to discuss topics such as Wennsoft/Mobile Tech, Water Treatment 101, Technical Training Programs, and Safety.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Recently Eric Batten(Service Representative in Raleigh), participated and placed second in the Regional USA Skills Competition held in the Greensboro Coliseum.  This competition showcases safety awareness, troubleshooting ability, soldering skills as well as overall industry knowledge.   Eric was one of 5 students selected to represent Wake Tech's HVAC-R program.  Another Wake Tech student finished fourth in the competition.  Wake Tech also had a strong showing in the Plumbing competition placing students second through fifth. 
Great job Eric and Wake Tech! 
Jimmy Freeman,  Program Director of AHR at Wake Tech, Eric Batten of PSG, and Steve Polglase, AHR instructor at Wake Tech on the right

The 50th annual SkillsUSA North Carolina State Leadership and Skills Conference was held in Greensboro, NC April 21-23, 2015 at the Greensboro Coliseum and Koury Convention Center.  Over 2,500 students, instructors, industry members, and volunteers were on hand for the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in the state.  Nearly 1,800 high school and postsecondary students competed in over 106 different skills and leadership contests.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Coach's Words

The Greenville team was very fortunate to have ECU's Head Baseball Coach, Cliff Godwin join us for breakfast today at the City Hotel and Bistro. He is a Greene County native, so he got to reconnect with many of our field staff who reside there in "GC-God's Country."
Coach Godwin was recently awarded Coach of the Year by his peers in the league and took ECU to their league championship and made the first round to the World Series in Omaha. 
He shared how his first coaching job was as a volunteer assistant coach at UNC-W. They were hosting a tournament of the top 150 players east of the Mississippi there in Wilmington. His responsibilities were to drag the field, do laundry and then scramble into the stands and take scouting notes. Not too far away from where Cliff was sitting  was a boyhood friend who was an assistant coach at Vanderbilt University who was there with the head coach from Vanderbilt. The head coach had been observing his hustle throughout the day. He leaned over and asked his assistant, "who is that guy busting his hump down there?" The assistant replied, "He's the volunteer assistant coach here. We used to play ball together... great guy." The head coach said to his assistant, "We need a Head of Baseball Operations at Vanderbilt. Do you think he would be interested?" That was 2002... 13 years ago. Nowadays he is a championship coach. He said the following to our team...
"Sometimes you feel like you are doing a menial job out there by yourself and that it doesn’t matter. But as you hustle even when nobody is looking- that is integrity and that will take you farther than anything in your career."
He encouraged the field group to stay strong and always strive to be champions.


H.B. Moore
Vice President & G.M. Greenville Office

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PSG and ReBuilding Together

Recently PSG Raleigh and CMS had the opportunity to partner with  Rebuilding Together of the Triangle and some of our local vendors to help a military veteran and his sister living on New Rand Rd in Garner. His house was in rough shape, so they rolled up their sleeves on a Saturday afternoon to help out with some of the following projects:
-          HVAC System Replacement
-          Demolition Work
-          Flooring & Trim Work
-          Painting & Priming
Thanks to the WeCare Community Outreach Group for organizing this event and Rebuilding Together of the Triangle.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Employee Spotlight

Name: Tonya Jenkins
Branch: Raleigh
Current Role : Senior Service Accountant
23 years with PSG
Previous roles with PSG : Operations/Dispatch

What's the first thing you do every day when you get to work?
Answer: Turn on my computer, get settled, and say GOOD MORNING! :)
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Answer: The people, constantly learning something new, daily challenges
and being involved with the growth of the company.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Answer: There are a couple actually :
1) You can do anything you want to as long as you really
put your mind to it and stay determined.
2) Find out who you are and do it on purpose!
On the weekends you can usually find me....?
Answer: Spending time with my family and at the beach every chance I get.
Name: Don Fetzer
Branch: Raleigh
Current Role : Sales Engineer
17 years with PSG
Previous roles with PSG : Project Manager

What makes a great workday?
Answer: Closing a big deal makes for a great day!
What characteristic do you value most in your coworkers?
Answer: I appreciate it most when my teammates are as passionate
and committed to the client's satisfaction as I am.
What is your proudest accomplishment at Piedmont?
Answer: I'm most proud of the relationships I've built with our customers. I've been
able to consult with many of them on significant projects as a trusted advisor.
These relationships open up the opportunities for Piedmont even
beyond Special Projects.
If stranded on a desert island what three things would you bring?
Answer: My iPhone,  a double order of hot buffalo wings
and of course, a psychometric chart.
Thanks to Tonya and Don for participating
in the Employee Spotlight!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Chip In to Win!

Last Friday, PSG Raleigh sponsored a hole at the 2015 BOMA Golf Tournament.  Players were challenged in a “Chip In to Win” contest where they tried to chip a small beach ball into a water cooler. Those who were successful were entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to Golfsmith!  Everyone had a great time testing their skills!

BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), has the mission “to enhance the level of professionalism and ethics in the commercial real estate industry and to support its members through education, advocacy and the development of strategic relationships.”