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8 TEAMS WENT HEAD-TO-
HEAD TO COMPETE FOR
ISSUE 04 / 2018
ISSUE 04 / 2018
Southwest We hosted our first-ever Tough Rougher competition
where four 8-man crews from each region went head-
to-head to see who could rough a 900-sq-ft apartment
unit the best and fastest for the chance to win $35,000.
Each team had a designated QC judge to score them
on safety, quality, and timeliness to determine the best
tough rougher team.
Mid-Atlantic 2 South Florida Southeast
West Central Florida Mountain
Tough Mother Roughers
The Mid-Atlantic 1 team took home the $25,000 prize
for roughing the entire unit, including panels, kitchen
boxes, bath wiring, and safety infrastructure in 3
hours and 25 minutes with zero safety penalties. The
Southwest team was close behind, winning $10,000
for finishing in 3 hours and 41 mins! We’re incredibly
proud of ALL of the teams who participated!
LOOK BACK AT IT
A SNAPSHOT OF PDI IN 2018
in awarded projects
ENOUGH TO BUY feet of wire purchased
12,680 ENOUGH TO GO
CORVETTES AROUND THE EARTH
square feet added to the GRID
THE SIZE OF
contributed to the community
10 EIFFEL TOWERS
TIS THE SEASON
From fundraising and donating to volunteering and hosting, we've been busy in the community
making a difference this quarter. Here are some of our favorite moments and memories.
American Heart Association Heart Walk:
We raised over $30,000 for the American Heart Association.
Denver Race for the Cure: Care Packages for 'Support Our Troops':
Mike Alredge, superintendent, ran The SOURCE put together care packages and letters to
in this 5K benefitting breast cancer. veterans for the holidays.
SPCA Tampa Bay: Tech4Good:
We fundraised for and walked in Tech4Good, a group that provides pro bono tech help to
the Tampa Bay Pet Walk. non-profits, met on our campus to create websites for
organizations including GreenTown Kids, 4 Lucky Dogs,
4 and We Care of Central Florida.
Gramatica Family Foundation Kickball Tournament: Movember:
We sponsored and played in the annual kickball We fundraised for Movember, raising awareness for men's
tournament, benefitting disabled military veterans. health issues. Terry Shupe, VDC project executive, even
shaved a bolt in to his hair for the cause!
Gary Koch Pro Am: Punch Pound Pour:
We sponsored and played in the golf tournament, We held a Heart Walk fundraiser fitness class on
supporting a youth golf program and a center for veterans Halloween, benefitting the American Heart Association.
suffering from PTSD & other psychological traumas.
We donated to the Wounded Warriors Project and showed our PDI
veterans some love with new American flag hats for Veterans Day.
Best Live Performance
This Year's Adventure: Best Overall & Employee Choice
We celebrated Halloween with our annual
Costume Contest where the performances were
wilder than an adventure with Indiana Jones (AKA
this year's theme!) The Business Development
team broke out a dance routine from Freaky
Friday, winning Best Overall Performance and the
Employee Choice award.
Health Fair: Field Connection at
We offered skin cancer Legacy Naples
screenings, hosted a blood drive,
talked benefits and more at this
year's health fair.
This Thanksgiving we headed to Miami to hand out turkey dinners in Little
Havana and Little Haiti. Joined by two city commissioners and hundreds
of well-deserving locals, we even made time for a dance party with some
The end of 2018 was full of #PDILIFE-worthy moments. From coast-to-coast field connections to regional meetings, we’ve traveled
the nation to spend time with our PDI fam. Plus we showed our PDI pets some love, hosted a Health Fair, and more stellar events!
Field Connection at Tuscon Flu Shots: Field Connection at
Student Housing We provided free flu shots for Colorado Station
employees at our Health Fair.
TAKING THIS SHOW ON
A look at our regional meetings around the country in 2018:
Communication is key! Our regional meetings help us connect directly with our best-in-class field teams. We make sure our
crews know where PDI is heading, how positive our business outlook is (largely because of their performance!), what our corporate
priorities are, and what their support network in the office is doing to help them be successful. Most importantly, we get to hear
feedback directly from them. Shout out to our training team for their nation-wide dedication to keeping the field informed!
10 CITIES | 8,136 MILES TRAVELED | 1,000+ ATTENDEES
My favorite part of regional meetings
is the casual conversations during
lunch, over breaks, and at the happy
hour where I get to know the guys and
gals making it happen… and spending
some time with the old friends I don’t
get to see as often.
chief operating officer
Pet Photo Contest: Field Connection at Project 370 James
Our employees voted on cutest, Bethenger, senior
most unique, best dressed, and
best in action! superintendent,
posed with pups,
thermal shelter of
Front Royal, VA.
We celebrated the holidays with our
PDI family around the country!
We started off the season with festive
decorations on the GRID. Then employees
were challenged to submit their best holiday
decoration photos for our Holiday Wars
competition! We had an Ugly Sweater Day, a
Merry Fitmas workout with our wellness team,
and topped it off with our first ever Winterfest -
a fun family event where we brought the north
pole to PDI!
On top of the snow sledding, we also had Everyone showed off their skating skills There were plenty of treats, from holiday
a life-sized snow globe to play in! on the ice. sweets to delicious hot cocoa!
While it seems like all fun and games, we also collected 215 toys to donate to The kids got crafty at the cookie
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital! decorating station.
Things got ugly at our annual Ugly Two of our most festive Fire Alarm PE’s We decked the halls on the GRID with
Sweater Day in the office. decorated their cubes in the spirit of our
annual Holiday Wars. holiday decor! 11
We went all out for National Apprenticeship Week 2018!
With the fate of the trades in the hands of our youth, we wanted to do something special to recognize National Apprenticeship
Week and the Great American Teach In! We welcomed middle and high schoolers to the GRID and visited schools to teach
students about the electrical industry. We also got to know some of our apprentices around the country, and were even
featured on CBS Miami!
graders around the
GRID and loved their
curiosity for all things
students to Power
Design from Richard
O. Jacobson Technical
High School and got
them excited about
One of our apprentices, Randy, competed in CONGRATULATIONS:
the IDEAL Electrical National Championship ACE AWARD WINNERS
in Orlando, FL. He was one of 67 finalists from
around the country. The ACE Award Program is a recognition program for
employees who demonstrate our core values: integrity,
Great American Teach In: accountability, teamwork, innovation and growth.
Our training department visited 9 schools for the Congratulations to the winners of this quarter's drawing!
Great American Teach-In, using fun activities to
teach K-12 students about the electrical industry! Kirk Holder
systems AV programmer
Chris Riley, project executive, and two PDI & designer
apprentices, Jared and Jasmine, were featured on TEAMWORK
CBS Miami for their apprenticeship success.
Yuniel De La Vina
Trailside Student Housing:
Seattle, WA | D: Phoenix Property Company |
GC: The Walsh Group | Student Housing
Lakewood Senior Living:
Lakewood, CO | D: AP Partners | GC: Shaw Construction |
1900 Half Street:
Washington, DC | D: Douglas Development Corporation |
GC: Davis Construction Corp | Mixed Use
Miami, FL | D: G and G Business Developments |
GC: Coastal Construction | Condominiums
The Katy Saltillo:
Dallas, TX | D/GC: Provident Realty Advisors | Apartments
14th Street Apartments:
Atlanta, GA | D: Related Group | GC: Balfour Beatty |
College Station Apartments: SLS LUX:
College Station, TX | D/GC: The Dinerstein Companies | Miami, FL | D: Related Group / Allen Morris |
Student Housing GC: Moss & Associates | Condominiums/Hotel
Altis Grand Central 5th and West Crescent Riverwalk
“The fire alarm division has done an “The team you have out here, from "I'm the first one to tell other folks about
amazing job pulling off all of these the superintendent to foremen and Power Design and how you're leading
inspections and pulling out miracles to get journeymen, is quality across the board. the industry and promoting good work. It
our TCO. We got smoke testing done prior Every one of them has been willing to help shows. I'm glad that a company like Power
to anyone else having their inspections and put in the extra hours when we've Design exists."
done. That's been a driving force." needed it." Summit Contractors Group, Inc
Moss & Associates Rogers O'Brien Construction 15
All Systems Go: Challenge Accepted:
PDI installed access Challenging buildouts
control, AV, CCTV, WiFi, of occupied penthouse
intercom, public safety &
cellular DAS, fire alarm, units meant building
Lutron lighting control, with fast timelines.
controls for shades &
lighting and more!
Surf Club plusONE feedback:
“Everyone was consistent in how they did things and in demonstrating your core
values. I would be more than happy to have you on any job. I found Power Design
very easy to work with. Mitch is available when needed. I find that incredible for
such a large company. That's not something you'd expect to see."
Coastal Construction Group
FROM 1930's LEGEND...
Surf Club first opened its doors on New Year's Eve in 1930.
Surf Club grand opening
New Year's Eve 1930
Notable guests included Winston Chruchill, Elizabeth Taylor, and Frank Sinatra.
Structured cabling cellular DAS was
used to keep Verizon, AT&T, and
T-Mobile signal strong throughout
Fast Stats: The Team:
1,041,471 GSF project Developer: Fort Partners
Design Assist GC: Coastal Construction Group
...TO 2018 LUXURY
The icon recently reopened as a Four Seasons hotel and residences.
PDI FAMILY ADDITIONS
Shira Levy & Elliot Gloger Ion Emmanuel Vanecia & Sam Gerald Gavin
mechanical engineer, married born June 28 to Anisa Papadhima, foreman, married August 28 born September 19 to Ryan
June 24 lighting associate Vandercrake, CADD technician
Adam Bench & Biju Litras Carissa & Justin Johnson Brittany & Ryan McHugh Sophia
electrical designer & lighting foreman, married September 27 superintendent, married October 12 born Sept. 28 to Ashley Rodenhouse,
coordinator, married September 24 virtual designer & TJ Johnson, IT tech LVL 2
Jedaih Zeron Alex Golub & Tina Manrique Lucas Meenakshi
grandchild born October 22 to project manager, married born November 20 to Kevin Kunnen, born November 21 to Raghu Kutty,
Santos Zeron, superintendent November 8 assistant project manager chief information officer
senior training &
Stephanie manages three segments
of the Training department,
including in-office training,
e-learning, and on-the-job field
support. She and her team develop
and manage PDI's cutting edge
training initiatives, including Best
18 Practices and Evaluations.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Congratulations to the following employees who are on the move, growing and taking on a new role in the company this quarter:
Alan Valverde, assistant project manager Gene Stoudt, virtual designer Luke James, project manager
Alberto Ortiz, foreman SOT Hector Baez, foreman Macen Cabral, engineering coordinator
Alex Kauffman, foreman SOT Hilary Wedner, project budgeting and risk manager Michael Barr, assistant project manager
Alexis Herrera, senior project superintendent Holden Sawtelle, virtual design technician Michael Keane, foreman
Allen Wilder, assistant project manager Iryna Iarynich, virtual design technician Michelle Beckert, training & development manager
Amy Locke, corporate counsel Isidro Arias Perez, foreman SOT Monica Nelson, regional credit coordinator
Andrew Lopez, foreman SOT Jacob Green, electrician FOT Nicholas Orr, virtual designer
Antoni Lonic, foreman SOT Jake Anderson, systems AV estimator Nick Simpson, senior virtual designer
Antonio Denis, foreman SOT Jake Bisson, electrical designer Oscar Arevalo, material handler
Aramis Arguelles, foreman SOT James Bethinger, senior project superintendent Paulo Molina, electrician FOT
Bernard Gue, electrician Jeffrey Jerald, field engineer Randy Hummel, field evaluation specialist
Bill Jordan, chief counsel, construction Jeffrey Roy, associate electrical designer Raul Lopez, apprentice
Brian Jackson, assistant project manager Jessica Vela, virtual design technician Rene Fajardo, foreman
Brian Mcnamara, foreman Joe Guadagnino, project engineer Rene Rodriguez, electrician
Christian Stewart, CADD technician Joel Mora, senior project superintendent Renee Shupe, virtual design technician
Christopher Wedow, project superintendent
Clint Smith, electrician FOT John Martin, project superintendent Ricardo Chavez, electrician
Connor Clancy, foreman Jonathon Benson, foreman SOT Robert Muldoon, quality control specialist
Craig Lemons, project superintendent Juli Balcom, employee engagement coordinator Rodolfo Quintana, foreman
David Codd, mechanical designer Justin Eric Hofsas, electrician FOT Sean McGinty, senior e-learning specialist
David Satchell, senior project superintendent Keith Deshazor, senior project superintendent Sean Smith, low voltage assistant project manager
David Street, project manager Keith Lynch, project manager Stephanie Morge, senior training & development manager
Demetrius Dotson, lighting project executive Kevin Arkfeld, project superintendent Susan Yongue, virtual designer
Kevin Eipel, assistant project manager Tanya Van Uffelen, lighting associate
new roleDerekBushrod,foremanSOT Kevin Kunnen, assistant project manager Todd Hope, associate mechanical designer
Kim Hill, lighting project executive Tommie Hart, assistant project manager
Duane Murten, foreman SOT Kyle Ballard, virtual design technician Trish Peare, senior director of employee experience
Eduardo Perez, electrician Lance Lawrence, inventory control specialist Tyler Spaulding, virtual design technician
Edward Cloud, VDC project manager Lazaro Ramos Padron, electrician Walter Johnson, foreman SOT
Emilio Flores Cruz, associate electrical designerLorena Dominguez, project manager Yonette Henry Ali El, lighting project executive
Enrique Sanchez, senior project superintendent Luke Antoniak, senior virtual designer
Are you a morning person or What's the best piece of advice
night person? you've ever been given?
Definitely a night owl; it’s usually Trust yourself! Don’t be afraid of
the best time to get work done! the people and situations that
What’s your favorite day at PDI? challenge you – you never know what
That’s tough! It’s a tossup between our opportunities they can provide.
annual Costume Contest and Employee If your life was a hashtag,
Appreciation Day! what would it be?
How would your friends describe #SendMeACalendarInvite
you in three words?
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