Employees

Chicago’s First BBG

Posted June 13, 2019 by Kelly Williams

Categories: Employees, IIDM Behind the Scenes

On Monday, June 10th, our Chicago Team hosted their first Buzz's Bar and Grill.

Tim Mueller, Chicago Branch Manager, enlisted Ed Hyer, Company Grill Master, to help break in the new grill.

Burgers, Hot Dogs, Spotted Cow, Ping Pong and fellowship were enjoyed by all!

 

 

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Party at The Zoo!

Posted December 3, 2018 by Kelly Williams

Categories: Blog, Employees, IIDM Behind the Scenes, Innovative-IDM

Our Houston Branch's 2018 Holiday Party was one for the history books. The crew on Hollister is known to have its fair-share of party animals. So what do you do with party animals? You take them to the Zoo during the annual Houston Zoo Lights Celebration.

The guest list included:

Julian, a Madagascar Hognose Snake; Pigwidgeon, an Eastern Screech Owl; Ernie, a Porcupine; Chanticleer, a Rooster; and some I-IDM Party Animals.

Below are a few words from our sponsors:

"The Houston CIA organized an incredible Holiday Party. It was a ton of fun seeing the animals at the party, and the creatures the zoo keepers brought in as well. and I'm not just talking about the guests. From the food to the friends, from the prizes to the ambiance, it was a great time." -  Gene Gray

"Houston's CIA set a high bar for next year. Thanks for all your efforts to make the party a memorable time. Loved getting the chance to spend time with the Houston family." - Todd Mueller

"Thanks for all the planning and effort that went in to putting on such a fun and memorable holiday party. It was nice to see the Houston family and enjoy spending time together. I can't wait for next year's event to see what creative and fun ideas you and your team come up with next."- Adam Ring

 

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Breakfast with Blackstone

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Houston's newest CIA team member, BLACKSTONE, made his Houston debut this morning during the first Blackstone Griddle Breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, fruit, sausage and bacon were enjoyed by all.

I was told by team members that Blackstone couldn't have pulled off such an event without the assistance of Houston Sales Manager and veteran CIA member, Ed Hyer.

"Blackstone is willing to help with cookouts and is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner events."  - Ed Hyer

Huge shout out to the Houston CIA for putting together a LEGENDARY breakfast this morning. Can't wait to see what Hyer and Blackstone cook up next.

NACHO Average BBG

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Yesterday was NACHO average Buzz's Bar and Grill (BBG) here at IIDM's Corporate Headquarters in Dallas. Non-IIDMers might ask, what is a BBG? The short answer, a monthly office shindig, organized by our Culture Improvement Agency (CIA) and hosted by different departments within the company.

Innovative IDM's Dallas Shop and Warehouse Team were the hosts this month. They pulled out all the stops with 3 large boxes of tortilla chips, 3 crock-pots full of different types of queso, fajita chicken, fajita beef and all the right fixin's!

There were plates of nachos taller than the Eiffel Tower and a guest appearance by Nacho Libre. Oh, but the fun didn't end there, a Grito competition broke out between Nacho Libre (a.k.a. Carlos Arriaga) and Mark Stanley. I'm NACHO who had the best grito, but I am sure that Rey Contreras had the tallest and best looking plate of nachos.

A big thanks to our Dallas Shop & Warehouse Team for hosting such a Legendary BBG!

Innovative-IDM’s Culture Improvement Agency (CIA)

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Innovative-IDM's Culture Improvement Agency (CIA) is comprised of I-IDM volunteers who help steer the evolution of our culture through events, recognition, communication, new hire on-boarding and community outreach. They empower employees to act above and beyond the call of duty while furthering the adventure that we are proud to call our company culture. See below for a list of current agents:

Culture Improvement Agents Serving Region 1:

  • Carlos Arriaga 
  • Galen Derrickson
  • Cyrus Jahani
  • Omar Mediano
  • Anabel Simental

Culture Improvement Agents Serving Region 2:

  • Carolyn Brace
  • Edwin Catalan
  • Ed Hyer
  • Brandt King
  • Kevin Skaggs

2018 Award Winners

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Innovative-IDM is known for LEGENDARY Customer Service and what makes us LEGENDARY are our team members who go above and beyond what is required to help the company reach its goals. These LEGENDARY employees are recognized annually at our National Sales Meeting and Branch Kickoffs.  Winners of these prestigious awards are nominated by company leadership and President's Club alumni. Without further ado, below is the full list of this year's LEGENDARY Award Winners:

President's ClubIn recognition of exceptional sales growth, consistent completion of all activity requirements while living out our Company Values.

  • Brandt King
  • JP Childress
  • Steve Falcone
  • Klent Prewitt
  • Lonnie Muse

President's ClubIn recognition of your selfless leadership, positive attitude and business results while living out our Company Values.

  • Adam Ring
  • Matt Meeker
  • Gene Mussell

President's ClubTo recognize you as a consistent over-achiever who always produces more than expected, at or above Innovative’s high standards for quality, and for doing all of this selflessly, placing the needs of the team above your own.

  • Carolyn Brace
  • Stephen Weatherley
  • Anabel Simental
  • Omar Mediano
  • Cyrus Jahani
  • Bobbie Washburn

President's Club - In recognition of your dedication to providing exceptional field service, regardless of the time of day or the long hours necessary to complete the job and all while living out our Company Values.

  • Dale Frisk

Gold – Sales Growth Award - In recognition of gross profit growth exceeding $100,000.

  • Brandt King
  • JP Childress
  • Ed Hyer
  • Steve Falcone
  • Klent Prewitt
  • Lonnie Muse

Bronze – Sales Growth Award - In recognition of gross profit growth exceeding $50,000.

  • Kevin Skaggs

Gold Sales Growth Award – BDMs - In recognition of gross profit growth exceeding $200,000 or COGS growth exceeding $450,000.

  • Adam Ring
  • Gene Mussell
  • Matt Meeker

Gold Sales Growth Award – Repairs - In recognition of gross profit growth exceeding $30,000.

  • JP Childress

Bronze Sales Growth Award -Repairs - In recognition of gross profit growth exceeding $20,000.

  • Brandt King
  • Kevin Skaggs

All Pro Team - Honoring the employees who personally embrace and publicly champion LEGENDARY customer service. Their consistent acts of service – exemplified by their positive participation in “The Game” - help maintain, build and nurture long-term customer relationships.

  • Region 1: Cyrus Jahani, Omar Mediano, Gina Arredondo, Anabel Simental, Matt Meeker
  • Region 2: Carolyn Brace, Ernie Sparks, Dan Holmes, Marc Phelps, Edwin Catalan

110% Award - In recognition of always going above and beyond what is required to help the company reach its goals.

  • Britt Welch
  • Ernie Sparks

Rookie of the Year - To recognize team members with less than 2 years of service who have in a short time greatly impacted Innovative-IDM.

  • Kyle Parry
  • Richard Lewis
  • Galen Derrickson
  • Kris Hanchette

Customer Service Employee of the Year - In recognition of promoting a positive tone, regardless of circumstances, while providing unwavering support to our customers, supplier partners and your teammates.

  • Anabel Simental

Manufacturing Employee of the Year - In recognition of demonstrating exceptional effort, producing quality work and sharing your positive attitude to ensure we exceed our customers’ expectations.”

  • Bryan Rinehart
  • Donny Clark

CIA InformantIn recognition of contributing your time, efforts and ideas while selflessly modeling our company’s values.

  • Carlos Arriaga
  • Felix Vargas

Gold – Repair Department Super Hero - In recognition of your productivity and attention to quality service by exceeding 300 repairs and holding a warranty rate of 5% or better.”

  • Dan Holmes
  • James Nairn

Bronze – Repair Department Super Hero - In recognition of your productivity and attention to quality service by exceeding 250 repairs and holding a warranty rate of 10% or better.”

  • Felix Vargas

Repair Department Employee of the Year - In recognition of demonstrating exceptional effort, selflessly assisting your teammates and sharing your positive attitude to ensure we exceed our customers’ expectations.

  • Edwin Catalan

Gold Services Revenue Award – Field Service - In recognition of services performed at or above Innovative-IDM’s high standards. Exceeded 1,400 billable hours. 

  • Dale Frisk