2015 Extra Effort Award In 2015 we received outstanding effort by many people. One who has stood out is Robert Wilson. He has done whatever task he is assigned with great enthusiasm. He steam cleans every piece of equipment that enters the shop, rain or shine, making it look pristine. He helps with service and repairs on small machine engines and company vehicles. With his work ethic and outstanding attitude he is on his way to bigger and better things. Great work Robert!
2015 Ditch Digger of the Year Award This year we had solid production from every crew and some truly exceptional work. There were two guys who really stood out. They were leaders on their crew. They were in “in sync” with the operators. They were directing others on the crew as necessary, all toward the goal of getting more pipe laid each and every day. The ditch diggers of the year are Daniel Torres and Jose (horse) Martinez. 2015 Most Improved Award In the past year we’ve had many people step up and make significant contributions up and above their prior roles. The 2015 winner of the most improved award is Brett Yohe. Brett began the year operating a HM 300 and laboring. By the end of the year he was loading trucks and operating the dozer, both with great skill and has become Matt Hobb’s key guy. Congratulations Brett!
2015 Equipment Care Awards In 2015, care of Gaines equipment was pretty good. Mike Gladfelter is happy with the forms you are filling out weekly. Extra pieces can still be a problem. We must make a special effort and do the inspections for them when they are on your job and used by the crew. Our award winners for 2015 go to two men who treat their excavators like they are their own. Both inside the cab and the exterior of the machine look like new, though they are not. The winners are Miguel Coreas and Alvaro Orellana.
Awards and Recognitions
Gaines and Company has been a loyal member of the Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland (AUC) for over 50 years. When we opened our North Carolina office, we joined the North Carolina Utility Contractors Association. (NCUCA). Throughout our history we have also participated in the National Utility Contractor’s Association. (NUCA). Our key people have served on the boards of these organizations and have been honored by them on several occasions.
▪ Lee Gaines (AUC President 1990-1992) received the “Ditch Digger of the Year Award” in 1993 for contributions made to the industry. He was also honored with the “Founders Award” in 2007 for Lifetime Service to the organization.
▪ Myrt Gaines (AUC President 200-2002) received the “Ditch Digger of the Year Award in 2007.
▪ Lee Gaines Sr. was similarly honored with the “Founders Award” in 1995.
▪ David Gaines served as the NCUCA President from 2006-2008. He remains active on their board and as its PAC chairman.
2009 Silver Level STEP Award
Gaines and Company, Inc. is pleased to announce being recognized for its safety performance by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. with the 2009 Silver Level STEP Award. ABC’s goal is to help ABC members continually advance their safety and training efforts to achieve a zero incident workplace. To obtain this award we must adhere to a safety training and evaluation process program measuring the companies’ safety and loss prevention programs and improvements from year to year. STEP is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool used to build safer jobsites. We are honored to achieve this award and continue to strive for safety in all we do.
“President’s Call to Service Award”
Gaines and Company was presented “The President’s Call to Service Award” on November 4, 2010 in recognition of contributions to the Hero Home #2 Project- Operation Coming Home. Gaines and Company was also a major contributor and sponsor for first Hero’s Home project in North Carolina.
Gaines has been a member of the Home Builder Association of Maryland (HBAM) since the early 70s. More recently HBAM’s Land Development Council began an awards program. Gaines and Company was selected as its 2004 Contractor of the Year.
Each year Engineering News Record (ENR) selects the nations Top 600 Specialty Contractors and for the past 20 years, Gaines and Co. has been so honored. Over the past ten years, Gaines and Co. has been selected as one of the Top 20 Utility Contractors in the nation, reaching a height of #6.
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Making America Great Again!
Donald Trump and Bill Gaines discuss how to make America great again.
America’s mayor, Rudy Giuliani, and Lee Gaines discuss the election of Donald Trump.