Linc Network Names 2007 Franchise Award Winners

Linc Network LLC honored a select group of franchise locations and employees for outstanding service and performance recently during the 2008 Linc Service Continuing Education Conference

Dallas - Linc Network LLC honored a select group of franchise locations and employees for outstanding service and performance recently during the 2008 Linc Service Continuing Education Conference here.

More than 750 attendees from around the globe gathered for the three-day event and paid tribute to the award winners. Linc's highest honor, the Contractor of the Year Award is given annually to the contractor who displays the most outstanding organizational performance in the categories of activity growth, sales performance, gross and operating profit, maintenance base growth and implementation of the Linc System. For the first time, three Linc Service Contractors shared the award as a result of their exceptional achievements in 2007. The contractors are: Temp-Control Mechanical Service Corp., Lacey, Wash.; Total Comfort Service Center, Charleston, S.C.; and Trotter & Morton Facility Services Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Four Linc Service Contractor employees also received special tributes during the conference as Linc executives presented them with the Employee of the Year awards. The awards are presented annually to an elite group of employees who each rate the highest on a host of performance criteria for their respective categories. To be considered for the award, candidates first must be nominated by an owner, general manager or area vice president at their respective franchise location.

With exceptional performances in 2007, the following individuals distinguished themselves among hundreds of other candidates in the categories of service, sales and business systems: Jeremy Ague, service representative of the year from Modern Piping, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Joe Caldwell, service manager of the year from Anthony Mechanical Services Inc., Lubbock, Texas; Catherine McKenzie, sales manager of the year from Trotter & Morton Facility Services Inc., Calgary, Alberta; and Roberta Voss-Pelayo, business systems manager of the year from Airco Commercial Services Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

In recognition of their awards, each winner earned a trip for two to Linc's All-Star Diamond Event at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa at Marco Island, Fla., in March.

“All of these winners are very deserving of the acclaim they have received because they've demonstrated superior performance,” said Scott Giacobbe Linc Network LLC president and CEO. “They are all role models within our world-class network, and we're proud to put them among the best of the best.”