Empire’s Best Awards February 2021

We kicked off our year pretty strong with team members who are a shining example of the Empire Way; February was no different. Empire’s Best awards were given to three employees who saw no limit to the work they will do for the team’s success.   

Keep reading to learn why they were rewarded with the accolade of being some of our best! 

 

Shanik Diaz (Installation Coordinator) 

Best Traits: Golden Rule and Personal Ownership

Shanik has been a tremendous asset to her team! She has taken on the additional responsibility of training her teammates on new software and continues to provide support when necessary. As Shanik’s proficiency and knowledge has expanded, she has also gone out of her way to even provide support to locations other than her own.  

 

Brett Thompson (Installation Manager)  

Brett Thompson - Empire's Best Award Winner

Best Traits: Golden Rule and Personal Ownership

Brett has been an invaluable part to Empire Today®. He has supported the training of various teams on new software and provided helpful insights, tips, and trick in his tutorials. Brett made sure that his own team was well equipped to handle the changes while he moved to on training teams in other locations.  

How long have you been working at Empire? 

I started with empire in May of 2018. 

What made you want to work at Empire Today? 

I have been in the home improvement industry for 10 years and have always had a passion for flooring. I had an opportunity to join the Empire team and I jumped at it. 

What is your favorite part about working at Empire? 

The people. That’s what makes it all worth it. I could not ask for a better working environment. 

What is the one thing you are most excited about for the coming year? 

I started my new position as a Regional Project Coordinator on March 1st. I am excited to see what his year holds and what impacts I can make in my new role. 

What is your motto or personal mantra? 

“Don’t wish for it, work for it.” 

What three traits define you and how you work? 

Integrity, Empathy, and Positivity 

 

 

Frank Martinez (Installation Manager)  

Best Traits: Customers First and Trust through Integrity

Frank’s story is a great example of putting customers first and acting with a sense of urgency to satisfy expectations despite issues that may arise. When a market other than his own faced difficulties, he stepped in and managed to overcome hurdles and get the job done within the time constraints.   

How long have you been working at Empire? 

 I have been working with the company for about 3 years. May will be my 3-year mark. 

What made you want to work at Empire Today?  

What made me want to work at Empire Today is the availability of growth and development in the flooring business.  

What is your favorite part about working at Empire? 

My favorite part about working at Empire Today is the fast pace and daily challenge of solving problems quickly.  

What is the one thing you are most excited about for the coming year?  

One of the most exciting things coming this year is being able to take on the full year as first year IM. Being able to see the fruits of my development is what I look forward to this year.  

What is your motto or personal mantra?  

My personal motto to my team is “Take pride in your work” 

What three traits define you and how you work?  

Three traits that define me are being optimistic, straight forwardness and generosity.  

 

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