"The R3 Excellence Award recognizes team members who most exemplify Strategic’s core values of Respect, Reliability, & Responsibility"
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The March 2023 R3 Excellence Award goes to Jose Verdin. Jose has been with the team since November 2022. Jose is such a valuable asset to Strategic. He is positive, both on the job and with his fellow team members, skilled and dependable. His heart for people is evident in his work. Jose is a wonderful example of the 3 Rs on and off the field!

Praise for Jose

“From the moment I met Jose Verdin, I knew he would be a good fit for S3. Jose embodies all our values each day when he services his communities and when he interacts with fellow team members. Jose has recently delt with a very challenging community, and his attention to detail was crucial when it came to partnering with the community to overcome the challenges. Jose is always willing to assist no matter how challenging the task might be. Thank you, Jose for all your hard work and dedication!” – Alfonso Morales, Field Services Manager

“Jose has been a pleasure for CS to work with since he was given his own route.  He started with tough communities and works so hard to better them.  With positivity he submits CR’s that help us notify community managers of issues.  Jose’s great attitude make us feel better with each communication.  Jose is always willing to lend a hand and help us with any request we send his way.  We believe Jose is an exceptional addition to the S3 family and we enjoy working with him.  We see a bright future for Jose here at S3.” – Keri Ulrich, Customer Solutions Representative

“Jose asks good questions and has a desire to help his communities be more efficient and works diligently to make and keep them looking beautiful. He follows up and holds the CS team accountable with bin replacement needs and addressing any and all community concerns.  Jose’s communications are always positive and pleasant and he makes us feel good, even when the job or information is difficult to remedy.” – Kimberly Morales, Customer Solutions Representative

“Jose goes out of his way to greet me and always does a wonderful job. By leaving his card after providing service, it is like he is inviting me to check the work he has completed. And every time I go to look at the community and trash enclosures, they look very well cared far.” – Adam Ruiz, Resident at Ventana Walk HOA

A Word from Jose

“I enjoy working for Strategic because I get to be of service to people. I take pride in my work, and I enjoy the opportunity to make people happy. In my free time, I like to take my dogs for a walk or go fishing, unless I am doing homework with my 11-year-old son. On my days off, I spend time with my family. Something you might not know about me is that I have a very big heart and will go out of my way to help someone in any way I can. Above all, I am a father of 3 boys. I work hard to set high standards and an example of ethics for them. I am a proud UC Berkeley dad. One of my favorite memories I have at Strategic is from a time when it was raining. I was training with another ServiceTech, who asked me to pick up some trash behind the bin. When I bent down, he lifted the trash lid without knowing it was filled with water. I felt a cold waterfall land on my head. We just looked at each other and laughed, and we joked about it all day. I’d like to give a special thanks to Alfonso, Kenny, Vanessa and everyone else. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be where I am.”

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