Empire’s Best Winners January 2020

And just like that, we say goodbye to another year and hello to another month! We are very excited for 2020 here at Empire Today because we have loads of exciting things happening. But the first thing we must address is awarding our first-ever Empire’s Best award!

As team members, we have the opportunity to see how hard folks work—but not all of our customers, associates, or contractors have the same opportunity. So, once a month, we will recognize two outstanding employees and contractors who embody the company’s values and help deliver on Empire’s Customer Promise, Mission, and Values.

So for our January winners, please join me in congratulating April Wilson and Eduin Almonte!

April Wilson is part of our Customer Delivery team, serving as an installation specialist in Denver. She was nominated by her supervisor, Beth Mills, who is the office manager. Here’s what Beth had to say about why April is one of Empire’s best:

“April has been going above and beyond. Another associate is out on a leave of absence, and April has been training on how to close out jobs; she has been in the warehouse every day after she is done with her morning process. April is an outstanding employee always, but she has really stepped it up this last month.”

Eduin is also part of our Customer Delivery team as a warehouse associate in South Hackensack/Carlstadt. He’s impressed his fellow employees by putting in the work to help ensure that he is knowledgeable about our products and warehouse operations. Eduin was nominated by Roberto Vera, who is a warehouse lead. Here’s what Roberto had to say about why Eduin deserved recognition:

“I’m nominating Eduin because his continued desire to learn and active daily engagement has taken him from basics to now actively controlling our carpet tile inventory and processing returns.”

At Empire, we believe our valued employees and contractors are what make Empire such a great company, and we are so appreciative of their dedication and hard work. Ultimately, it’s our employees and contractors that make us, us. So, let’s learn a little more about our two Empire’s Best winners for January and give them some well deserved recognition!

Getting to know Empire’s Best

Eduin Almonte:

Eduin almonte Empire's Best January 2020 award winner

How long have you been working at/with Empire?

1 year and a half.

What made you want to work at/with Empire Today?

I was at a down point looking for a job, then the commercial played on my phone, then a person called me and said I should apply to empire today. I have no regrets.

What is your favorite part about working at/with Empire?

Learning new systems and training new people.

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

Load out 2.0 and make it a better environment for people to work in.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Always give a helping hand to anyone who needs it or not.

What three traits define you and how you work?

Goofy, willing to help out in anyway I can, and willing to learn.

january 2020 empire's best winner eduin almonte and coworkers 

April Wilson:

How long have you been working at/with Empire?

I started working for Empire on 1/2/2018, which would make it about 2 years and 2 months.

What made you want to work at/with Empire Today?

I found a great opportunity to work with a Nationwide company and wanted to be able to learn more about carpet/flooring as well as be able to assist customers and coworkers to the best of my ability.

What is your favorite part about working at/with Empire?

Being able to ensure an accurate and quality installation for our customer, being able to provide support to the team, as well as the family atmosphere with working with a great team in the Denver/Colorado Springs Market.

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

I am excited to continue learning and growing with the company and supporting everyone as much as possible.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.

What three traits define you and how you work?

Hard working, great at multi-tasking, and able to troubleshoot difficult questions/situations.

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