By Glick Communications
The Gene B. Glick Company is honored to have such hard-working, dedicated team members and we are proud to recognize these individuals in a monthly employee spotlight!
Q: What is your title at the Gene B. Glick Company?
A: I am a regional maintenance manager at Glick.
Q: How long have you been with the company?
A: I have been with Glick since 1980.
Q: Have you had any other positions with the company?
A: Yes. I started at Glick as a temp at Brookview and I worked my way up from there. I was promoted to an assistant maintenance supervisor and then a maintenance supervisor. Eventually, I became a regional maintenance manager.
Q: What do you do in your role?
A: A regional maintenance manager’s job is to support the teams at their assigned properties and the regional property managers in as many ways as possible. We need to be a resource for problem solving. When you’re successful at it, the role can be very rewarding.
Q: After nearly 40 years of service at Glick, you have decided to retire. You will certainly be missed!
A: I want to spend more time being creative – working with wood and a number of other mediums. My wife and I have travel plans and, together, we have 19 grandchildren! Retiring will give me more time to spend on all of these things.
Q: What advice would you give to newer Glick maintenance employees?
A: A number of things come to mind. First, realize there is potential for advancement. Diversify your experience. Take positions at properties of different ages and different construction types. And never give up on a problem. If you can’t solve the problem yourself, somebody else can. If you stay with the problem through the solution, sooner or later the same thing will come up again. When it does, you’ll be better prepared to help.
Q: What will you miss about working at Glick?
A: I will miss the decades-long relationships I’ve made. Some of the relationships have been peripheral, like Jason Hamilton, a subcontractor I met on my first day at Brookview who we still use as a company. Other people I’ve seen or talked to on an almost daily basis. I’ll miss talking music with Lonny Muncie and working with Joe Rumschlag putting together contract exhibits. I’ll miss the equal parts dedication and compassion of the RPMs. And I’ll miss working with people like Geno Bentley, Mark White and so many others who put their hearts and souls into making their communities a better place to live. I’ll miss the always-cheerful nature of people like Jerilyn Depew and Linda Orange. I’ll miss the loyalty Jim Bisesi has always had to Gene Glick – both the company and the man. I’ll miss the humor, optimism and unfailing dependability of La’Kisha Green. And of course, I’ll miss the partnership, teamwork and mutual support that Randy Lewis and I have had for years now. There’s nobody you can count on more than Randy when you need help. I’ll leave knowing that we made a difference. I might still be around some, but it won’t be the same, and I’ll miss that.
Q: Do you have any parting words of wisdom or any goodbye message for your fellow Glick team members?
A: God has blessed me in many ways. Very near the top of that list is my time working for the Gene B. Glick Company. It’s taken me places I would have never seen otherwise. I’ve met great people whom I’ll never forget. Working for Glick has given me the opportunity to spend the next phase of my life doing the things that I love.