This past Friday, February 23rd, was Epstein’s 54th Annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon. This Epstein event, which first took place in 1964, is where we honor those members of our organization that have achieved significant years of service milestones. This year our luncheon took place at Maggiano’s Little Italy at 516 North Clark Street in Chicago.
Employees honored this year included Alex Chu, AIA and Will Ernst, who celebrated 5 years with Epstein. Achieving 10 years of service were Larry Dalziel, AIA, Raveesh Varma, PE, SE and Lori Chandler, AIA. And, celebrating 15 years at Epstein were Jason Chandler, AIA, LEED AP, our senior vice president and director of project management, and Randy Tharp, our vice president and director of business development.
Tom Scheckelhoff, our senior vice president and senior project manager, and Noel Abbott, our vice president and director of marketing and public relations, celebrated 20 years with Epstein. Our vice president and senior project manager, Theresa Pelletier, PE and Maxie Suero, our senior structural designer, were also honored for their 25 years at Epstein.
In addition, Tamie Williams, our construction specialist, was honored for her 30 years at Epstein, and lastly, but certainly not least, Fran Gomez, our payroll manager, celebrated her 35 years with Epstein!
All in all, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event as we took some much deserved time to honor our fellow employees for their years of exceptional dedicated service to Epstein.