Chris Employee Highlight Writeup
In summary of our most recent Employee Highlight video about Chris Hoeltke, Hoeltke is the kind of man who seeks unpredictability and challenge, while valuing loyalty and family.
Chris Hoeltke, the Warehouse Coordinator of SERVPRO, a full-service disaster-recovery company, has lived an interesting life. From his childhood spent working on cars with his father, to the boat he and his wife, Shannon, have decided to live on full-time.
During our conversation with Chris, we talked about his job history. He told us that he never stays at any place of work for too long. Since his first job position, he’s lasted roughly five years at any given job. He explained how he starts from the bottom, works his way up to the top, then moves on.
“I get bored,” he explained. If his work is no longer challenging for him, Chris no longer finds excitement in what he does. He says this is why working as the Warehouse Coordinator for SERVPRO has been the perfect job, because he never knows what the day will bring when he arrives at work. Something that is broken might need fixing, a storm may have hit that he needs to travel to, a nearby job might need his assistance. Whatever the case may be, Chris is happy to do it because it’s always different from yesterday.
In the recent late August, you may be aware that Lake Charles in Louisiana was struck with the devastating Hurricane Laura. Shortly thereafter, the town was struck by Hurricane Delta. Hearing about the back to back devastation, SERVPRO sent several teams down to the scene to help any businesses or families in need. Hoeltke was part of those teams.
“I was happy ‘cause I got to see my family,” Hoeltke stated.
Prior to his scheduled Louisiana visit, Hoeltke had already spoken with Jim Wall, owner of SERVPRO Team Wall, about his roots in Louisiana.
“[Jim] let me go down a day early so I could spend a day in New Orleans… I got to see my parents who I hadn’t seen in 15-18 years.”
Hoeltke’s home reunion was successful to say the least. He got to meet nieces and nephews that he had never met before.
In all, we appreciate the years Chris has spent with us thus far and are happy to have gotten to know him the way we have. Thank you Chris, for everything.