Chris's Interview Debrief
If you watched our latest Employee Highlight episode about Chris Hoeltke, you may know that Hoeltke is the kind of man who seeks adventure and newness, while valuing reliability and family. For this employee highlight episode, which you can find on our Facebook page, Chris Hoeltke caught us up on his life and work.
Besides running the warehouse at SERVPRO: Hunt Valley & Harford County, Chris has several passions. His love for fixing and repairing things stems from working on cars with his father as a child. Furthermore, his love for boats has been further proven by the sixteen he has owned in his lifetime.
Throughout our interview with Hoeltke, he filled us in on his job history. He explained he never stays at a job long. Often, he shows a pattern of working at any given job for five years or so, working his way to the top, then moving on.
“I get bored,” he explained. When Chris finds that a job no longer offers challenges, he finds it hard to feel the same excitement everyday. He says this is why working as the Warehouse Coordinator for SERVPRO has been the ideal job. Chris never knows what to expect when he walks into the warehouse doors. It could be that equipment needs fixing, an out-of-state storm job may need his expertise, or a nearby job might need his guidance. Either way, whatever the jobs of the day are, Chris is happy to do them since they’re always different from yesterday.
During our interview with Chris, we also talked about his recent trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Back in late August, the town of Lake Charles was hit with Hurricane Laura. Unfortunately, shortly after, the town was hit once again with Hurricane Delta. Hearing of back-to-back destruction, SERVPRO: Team Wall’s Disaster Recovery Team traveled south to help businesses and families in need. Chris was part of this team.
“I was happy ‘cause I got to see my family,” Hoeltke stated.
Before leaving for Lake Charles, Hoeltke had already spoken with Jim Wall, owner of SERVPRO Team Wall, about his family in that area.
“[Jim] let me go down a day early so I could spend a day in New Orleans… I got to see my parents who I hadn’t seen in 15-18 years.”
Hoeltke was overjoyed by the visit to see his family. He talked of his mom’s home cooking, his newest nieces and nephews, and the way everyone got to catch up on the last decade and a half.
In all, we greatly appreciate the work Chris has done for SERVPRO. Thank you, Chris, for being such a valuable and friendly team member.