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KCI & Firestop of VA Win Safety Awards

CMA Safety Award

This past Friday (January 27th) our Safety Director, Becky Montgomery, was invited to an annual Contractor’s Safety Meeting hosted by CMA & Liberty University for all LU jobs. This meeting requires each contractor working on Liberty University jobs to send a safety representative to recap the previous year and changes that are going into effect for the future year. CMA & Liberty also highlight contractors that worked on jobs the past year that went without any incidents. Kirby-Cundiff Insulation and Firestop of Virginia won multiple awards for their safety this past year. The Liberty Jobs were the Academic Performance Center (Firestop of VA & KCI), Commons Housing III (Firestop of VA & KCI), & SCA Green Hall Renovation (KCI). We are very proud of everyone’s hard-work in trying to promote a safe work zone for all of our employees. Our goal has been and always will be for our employees to return home how they left that morning. We appreciate all the effort that has been put into safety for our field workers and hope to continue our success.

Employees who were CMA Approved to work these three jobs:

Becky Montgomery, Jim Lambert, Russell Ramsey, Kyle Matusevich, Carlos Portillo, Joseph Lambert, Gary Wright, Barry Wright, Michael Primm, James Palmer, John Brogdon, Kody Outhong, Steve Caudle, Randy Moorefield, Randall Dickerson Jr., Sam Sampson Jr., Danny Kersey Jr., John Harrison Sr., John Harrison Jr., Chris Walker-Wells, Robert Blankenship, James Tanaka, Kenneth Hubbard, Cody Flinchum, & Fred Guy.

CMA Safety Award

New Pad Shop

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We are happy to announce that we now have a full-time Pad Shop located in our Asheville Office. We have been making removable pads for the past several months. Dan Hargis and Jan Smith have had many years of experience. We are very pleased to have them on our team now. Our pads have been used for our jobs along with selling them to other companies for their own use of them. Please enjoy a couple of the photos of the pad shop.

Employee of the Month: Kim Matusevich

Kim Matusevich

Employee of the Month:

Kim Matusevich
Kirby-Vass/Firestop of Virginia: Office Manager
Total Years of Service: 13 years
Nominated By: Greg Cundiff & Tom Kirby

Employee of the Month Write-Up:

Our November Employee of the Month goes to Kim Matusevich. Kim is our Office Manager for Kirby-Vass and Firestop of Virginia. Kim works hard day-in and day-out to make sure all the fine details of the company are running smoothly. She deals with anything from computer issues, billing questions, registering our new hires, payroll, and many more things. She handles things that make the company continue to run efficiently. While juggling all these different duties, she continues to have a great attitude about everything. Kim displays an excellent work ethic and motivates others around her. We are very lucky to have someone like Kim Matusevich working for us.

Employee of the Month: Johnny Broughman

 

Johnny Broughman 1

Employees of the Month:

Johnny Broughman
Kirby-Vass: Assistant Project Manager
Total Years of Service: 25 years
Nominated By: Greg Cundiff & Tom Kirby

 

Employee of the Month Write-Up:

Our October Employee of the Month goes to Johnny Broughman. Johnny is an Assistant Project Manager and handles the Roanoke area. Johnny continues to demonstrate how to be a model employee. He is hard-working and efficient with everything that he does. Johnny has been with the KVI since 1990. He is currently one of the longest active employees for KVI, which includes the two owners. Johnny is called upon to handle one of the busiest areas in our company and does a great job running them. He is asked to juggle between big jobs and small jobs and finds a way each time to make the job successful. To a lot of our customers, Johnny is considered Kirby-Vass and that says a lot about him as a worker. He overall is a great leader, influence, and KVI employee. He is considered one of the “Kirby-Vass Originals” and we are happy to have him all these years later still doing an outstanding job for our company.

Employee of the Month: Chris Walker-Wells

Chris Walker-Wells

Employee of the Month:

Chris Walker-Wells
Firestop of Virginia-Fire Stop Technician
Total Years of Service: 2 years
Nominated By: Mike Divers

Employee of the Month Write-Up:

For the month of September, our Employee of the Month is Chris Walker-Wells. Chris works for Kirby-Vass Insulation’s sister company, Firestop of Virginia. Chris was nominated by his project manager, Mike Divers, because of his hard work and dedication on the Liberty Commons job. The Liberty Commons job is one of the biggest jobs we currently have going on for Firestop of Virginia and Chris was the lead man on the job. He has done an outstanding job managing and maintaining quality work throughout the tenure of the Commons job. Chris has been with us for over two years and he is always working to get potential employees to call us and inquire if we are hiring. Several current KVI and Firestop of Virginia employees have been brought on to our company by Chris’s recruiting. Chris has shown great dedication to the company with his efficient work, recruiting, wiliness to travel for jobs, and overall great attitude at the job sites. Thank you Chris for your hard work, it has not gone unnoticed.