PITTSBURGH - The 2006 Linc Service® Continuing Education Conference was the scene as the Linc Service Contractor Network honored several employees with Employee of the Year Awards.

Reinforcing the meeting theme of "Setting The Pace," awards were presented to four Linc Service Contractor employees during the conference, which was held in Atlanta. Nearly 700 attendees gathered from around the globe for the three-day event. Honored for their service in 2005 were the following:

  • Jeff Shepherd, sales manager of the year from H.E. Neumann Co.,Wheeling, W.Va.

  • Beverly Begin, business systems manager of the year from Star Service Inc., New Orleans

  • Darrell Erhardt, service manager of the year from Nordic Mechanical Services Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta

  • Richard Neely, service representative of the year from Airco Commercial Services, Benicia, Calif.

    The awards are presented annually to employees who each rate the highest on a list of performance criteria in their respective categories. To be considered for the award, candidates must first be nominated by an owner, general manager, or area vice president at their respective franchise location.

    "Within the Linc Service Network, we've established a theme of ‘Setting The Pace,' and these four stars personify what that phrase is all about," said Scott Giacobbe, Linc Network LLC president and CEO. "Winning an employee of the year award is about more than just being the best of the best; it's about establishing a standard for others to follow. Out of all the top-notch employees in our Network, Jeff, Beverly, Darrell, and Richard stand out based on their outstanding performances. It's my pleasure to praise them for their great work."

    In recognition of their outstanding performances, each winner received a trip for two to Linc Network's "All-Star Diamond Event," held at Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in March.

    Linc Network LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Atlanta, Ga., is the franchisor of the Linc Systemâ„¢, a business format for operating a commercial HVAC service business. For more information, visit www.lincservice.com.

    Publication date: 05/01/2006