Over three thousand students attended this year’s Worlds of Work event at Shenandoah University and we were so excited to participate in the event! Worlds of Work allows middle school-aged students to visit and interact with local businesses and public services to explore available career paths. The expo is designed to be a fun and interactive way for them to gather information about skills and education required for careers in industries they may wish to pursue. This event in particular saw students attend from Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren counties, as well as the City of Winchester.
Fall protection was the highlight of our training earlier this month as we hosted another Safety Breakfast and Learn event in Mt. Crawford. Thank you to all the RBI employees who came out and participated. We are proud to continue hosting these events to help reinforce safe work habits.
Our new training room and office addition continue to take shape! Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical rough-ins have started as well as exterior sheathing and roofing. The building will soon be dried in before starting on interior finishes. Just a few more months before we hope to open the space to our employees!
The Safety Champion for the month of August is Kim Spencer! Kim was nominated for sending out safety messages and reminders to our Service Techs. Thank you, Kim, for helping keep safety top of mind!
This year’s Tools for Schools event with United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County was another huge success! Many of our employees donated school supplies to be given to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County students in advance of the new school year. Karen Powell, Luke Anderson, Hunter Christy, and Shara Lotts also volunteered their time to…
Happy retirement wishes go out to long-time RBI team member, Richard (Peedle) Wood! Peedle recently retired after working with RBI for 25 years. Throughout his career, he has worked side-by-side with almost every employee in the field, always giving 100% every day. Lunch breaks with Peedle could boost the morale of an entire job site, and his stories were shared by all. Peedle also coined lots of new words over the years that we lovingly referred to as Peedleisms. Some of our favorites are, “commalogical” which translates to the most practical way to do something, and “cosha’’ which means OSHA compliant.
Members of our service team had a great time helping out with some projects at Generations Crossing earlier this month! Wayne, Jim, Mike, RJ, Anthony, and Robin were able to help install new blinds, replace light bulbs and faucets, and even completed some shingle repairs on the roof. Thank you, Generations Crossing, for thinking of…
A special shoutout to Bo McCoy and his team for finding a creative quick-turn solution on a recent emergency job! After receiving a call from a long-term client about two failed chillers, our team met to discuss an out-of-the-box solution and immediately got to work. Within 36 hours, they were able to relocate a chiller…
The Safety Champion for the month of July is Brian Beverage! Brian was nominated for being a good samaritan and stopping to extinguish a person’s lawn mower that had caught fire. Thank you for looking out for others Brian!
Construction on the new RBI training room is moving along smoothly! The walls are now up and the space is finally taking shape. We’re excited to be creating a space for our employees to engage and learn as we continue to encourage professional growth.