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Chris Employee Highlight Writeup

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Hoeltke is the kind of man who seeks unpredictability and challenge, while valuing loyalty and family. This was made vehemently clear during the filming of our most recent Employee Highlight video about Chris Hoeltke. Chris Hoeltke, SERVPRO of Hunt Valley Harford County's Warehouse Coordinator, a full-service disaster recovery agency, has led a fascinating life. He and his partner, Shannon, have chosen to live full-time on one of the many boats he's collected over the years.

We spoke about his work experience during our conversation with Chris. He mentioned that he never stayed too long at any workplace. He has lasted approximately five years in every given job since his first job.  He explained how from the bottom he begins, works his way to the top, then something— happens and he decides to leave.   
"I'm getting bored," he said. Chris no longer sees excitement in what he does if his job is no longer challenging for him. He says this is why working as SERVPRO's Warehouse Coordinator is the ideal role, because when he arrives at work, he never knows what the day would bring. A storm might have struck that he has to drive to a nearby job may require his help, anything that is broken may need repairing. as,Whatever the case might be, because it is still different from yesterday, Chris is happy to do it.   

You may be aware that the destructive Hurricane Laura struck Lake Charles in Louisiana in late August. Shortly afterward, Hurricane Delta struck the area. SERVPRO sent multiple teams down to the scene to support any businesses or families in distress, hearing about the back to back destruction. to Hoeltke contributed to those teams and was even the first to suggest he "roll out".  

Hoeltke said "I was happy because I got to see my family."

Hoeltke had already spoken with Jim Wall, owner of SERVPRO Team Wall, about his origins in Louisiana prior to his planned visit back to his old stomping ground.

"[Jim] let me go down early one day so I could spend a day in New Orleans... I got to see my parents who I haven't seen for 15-18 years."  
The home reunion at Hoeltke was successful, to say the least. He had the chance to meet nieces and nephews he had never met before.

All in all, we appreciate the years that Chris has spent with us so far and are glad to have come to know him the way we have. Thank you, Chris, for everything.

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