Our second annual APG Employee Golf Tournament, which took place on Saturday, September 24, was a huge hit! This was a special event reserved for our employees to show our appreciation for the work they’ve done this year.
Nearly 40 golfers enjoyed each other’s company and displayed great sportsmanship during the tournament at the Countryside Country Club. Attendees shared lots of laughs and quality time in the sunshine.
APG would like to thank Countryside Country Club for hosting this year’s event, and everyone who attended. We hope you had a great time, and we can’t wait for the next year’s tournament! See you on the green!
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A GALA CELEBRATION - APG Annual Safety, Service, and Apprenticeship Awards Party
On Saturday, June 11th, our employees and their spouses gathered at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater to celebrate the 2021 safety year and to recognize our teams’ outstanding achievements. The event kicked off at 5:00 p.m. with a variety of appetizers, sliders, and desserts at food stations surrounding the theater. The slider stations featured chicken caprese, pulled pork, and Impossible Burger sliders, and desserts included chocolate mousse and key lime pie. Guests also enjoyed a selection of craft and domestic beers, wine, sodas, and bottled water.
At 6:30 p.m., Mike Henley welcomed the crowd into the auditorium for the service and apprenticeship awards followed by the safety prize drawing. The grand prize was $5,000 this year. Take a look inside for the full list of winners.
It was a pleasure to be back at Ruth Eckerd Hall, celebrating with our colleagues outside of work. The dramatic light fixtures in the Grand Lobby were designed by APG Senior Electrical Designer Bill Evans and were installed by Project Foremen Quentin Clark and Sergey Kharchenko.
APG would like to acknowledge the hard work of all those who put this event together. Bonnie Gerhart coordinated the event with the help of Rachel Kotsch, Corrie Fernandez, Averi Lew, Jenna Durst, Carol Quiroz, Todd Litchy, Patty Mellon, Charmin Henley, Erick Shepard, Trina Rodriguez, Kevin Gerhart, and our DJ, Zak Davis. This talented team acquired the facility and handled the set-up, awards, certificates, apprentice bonus checks, tickets for the safety drawing, prizes for the safety drawing, catering, photography, audio/video, entertainment, and much more.
A special thank you to Megan Gurba, the Director of Catering & Sales at Ruth Eckerd Hall, and her team for the delicious food, beverages, and effort that went into a lovely event.
This year’s golf tournament on Monday, April 11th was fantastic! The weather could not have been better. Our guests put on Hawaiian shirts and tropical attire to go with the Margaritaville “Golf in Paradise” theme. After a buffet breakfast, the tournament began with a shotgun start at 9:30 am. This tournament was organized to thank our partners for an excellent year and for giving our community numerous successful projects. Over one hundred golfers attended the tournament, consisting of clients, general contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, distributors, and vendors. Each of our golfers enjoyed a full breakfast, lunch from our APG Food Truck, an open bar, and a goodie bag.
APG would like to thank Hunter’s Green Country Club for hosting this year’s event and Tesca Buick GMC for sponsoring the par-three hole-in-one contest. Thank you to all of our partners for being a part of our success in 2022!
Our customers had this to say about the tournament:
“You guys never treat us like ‘just’ your customers… you treat us like part of your APG family.”
“Fantastic job, as usual. See you next year!”
“Thank you so much for inviting me to your annual Golf Event. It is always such a fun event and APG truly does an amazing job. You always make us feel right at home and make sure everyone is having a good time. It takes a lot of thought, time, and hard work to put on a successful event like this and you all made it look easy. Please extend my gratitude to everyone involved. It’s always a true pleasure to work with APG.”
BJ Klingensmith (APG), Hank Fyock (Five Star Senior Living), Luke Geary (DynaFire), Thomas Perry (DynaFire)
Heather Callaway (APG), Justin Koenen (Skanska), Chuck Berg (Gensler), Daniel Valin (Skanska)
Chris Johnson (APG), Todd Watson (Robins & Morton), Harry Irwin (ESI Group), Christa Guzzo (AON)
MEN’S LONGEST DRIVE:
Brandon Cox (World Electric Supply)
MEN’S CLOSEST TO THE PIN:
Luke Geary (DynaFire)
WOMEN’S CLOSEST TO THE PIN:
Christa Guzzo (AON)
WOMEN’S LONGEST DRIVE:
Christa Guzzo (AON)
PUTTING CONTEST WINNING TEAM:
Jeff Decius (APG), Bob Coffman (Sesco Lighting), Kevin Lewis (Siemens)
PUTTING CONTEST HOLE-IN-ONE WINNER:
Kevin Lewis (Siemens)
We’re looking forward to next year’s tournament and are already coming up with fun ways to highlight its theme: The Masters. See you there!
This cover article of the Pipeline is dedicated to Quentin Clark and what it means to be APG SAFE. He was a victim of an arc flash event on January 27th while installing static discharge relays on a circuit breaker within a medium voltage (13.2kV) essential switchgear.
We are grateful that Quentin miraculously survived this event with only severe burns on his hands and forearms. He wasn’t even admitted into the hospital and is expected to return to work very soon.
Our company is still healing from this event since we almost lost one of our own. This article in the Pipeline is one of many steps toward making our already best-in-class safety program even better! We are reminded that even though our Experience Modification Rating (EMR) is 0.65 and we have received multiple safety awards from IEC, ABC, NAWIC, Liberty Mutual, Amerisure, and construction managers — an accident can still happen.
We Simply Can’t Let Our Guard Down
Reporting safety issues such as hazards and incidents at the job site helps prevent harm to our employees, colleagues, and even other subcontractors. If an APG employee sees a one-time or ongoing issue on a job site, they should always report it to their supervisor immediately.
It is time to raise the bar even further when it comes to safety. Safe practices must be taught, followed, and enforced on our project sites, while driving our vehicles, and even while working from home on personal time.
These safety measures are here to protect you and others, and every APG employee should feel confident in voicing their safety concerns to their supervisor or the APG safety team.
There is nothing more valuable than your health and life! Safety will NEVER be sacrificed to save time or money, no matter what.
BE SAFE, EVERYONE!