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Merry Christmas KSE!

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Merry Christmas to All!


Two-Question Team Survey

We’re asking for your feedback so that we can improve your experience at Kent Companies. This two-question survey should take less than a minute to complete. We use your answers to improve operations at all levels.

This survey is open through Monday, December 23.   

Paid Time Off – Year End Reminders

Please note how your Paid Time Off (PTO) bank is treated as we move from 2019 to 2020. For any remaining vacation time after the week ending December 28th, the following will happen:

  1. Up to 40 hours will be rolled over to use in the following year (2020).
  2. Any unused time over 40 hours will be paid out in mid-January. This will be a separate check and will be direct deposited if you are set up for direct deposit.
  3. Your full PTO amount (based on years of service) will be granted on January 1st

If you have questions about your PTO, please contact Human Resources by calling 616-534-4909.

AFLAC Open Enrollment Deadline – December 23

Aflac Supplemental Benefits are 100% employee voluntary benefits which provide an extra measure of financial protection when you are injured or sick.  Supplemental insurance is different from health insurance, its insurance for daily living.  Aflac pays CASH benefits directly to you, unless otherwise assigned, to help with daily expenses, unexpected expenses, or out of pocket expenses associated with an illness or accident. The benefits are predetermined and paid regardless of any other insurance you have.

Click here for an overview of AFLAC Supplemental Benefits available for KSE Employees.

Contact Crystal McLaughlin at the front desk or Mindy Curtiss in HR if you have questions.

New Contract Award – The Square at South End

Kudos to Dave McCauley on landing The Square at South End project.  Another +$2MM project with Edifice, one of our key customers.  Dave has been budgeting and pricing (and repricing) this project for multiple customers over the past year.  This will be our 7th project in the trendy, high-end district of South End.  Well done, Dave!!

Read more about the Square at South End by clicking here.

Charlotte Team – End of Year Meeting

Thank you to everyone for attending our year-end meeting. We enjoyed the food truck – and even more so the opportunity to celebrate the year’s successes with you!

My Why – Sticker Program

Submitted by Butch Floyd, Safety Manager

When you put on your PPE each day, you should have an instant reminder of the people who are counting on you to come home safely each night. The MY WHY sticker program helps you remember exactly why safety is our first priority.

Have you put your sticker in your hard hat yet?

Take it home and talk to you family about your commitment to safety.

Remember, the first 20 people to send in their MY WHY pictures to my cell phone at 803-372-4560, will receive a $25 credit to the Kent Companies store. Get your pictures in today!