Watson Electrical's Golden Employees
Wilson – It is a tradition at Watson Electrical to celebrate the longevity of its employees. It is not uncommon for many of their employees to be with the company for 15, 20, or even 30 years. But, by far, the longevity record holders are Lloyd Evans and Therese Maclaga Pierce who have been with Watson Electrical an incredible 50 years.
Lloyd Evans returned from his Vietnam tour of duty on July 4, 1968. Not someone to sit at home, Evans went right out and looked for a job. Within a week he had found his way to Watson Electrical and he started on July 17, 1968, as an electrician’s helper. Through the years Evans has worked his way up the Watson Electrical later as a job foreman, supervisor, office manager, division manager, and is currently the hiring and training administrator. Evans enjoys being able to ride past places where he worked as a foreman, places that are still in business today. When not at work, Evans enjoys fishing, being with family, and working around his home.
When talking about the best part of his current position Evans said, “I enjoy talking with young people about Watson’s training programs, the opportunity for advancement, and company longevity for job security.”
Therese Pierce began her career with Watson Electrical as part of a school program called Cooperative Office Occupations on February 2, 1969. The students would attend school for half the day and then would work for the second half of the day. She may have started her career as a general office clerk; however, she has advanced to be an accounts payable coordinator. Comparing herself to Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Pierce feels that “There is no place like home.” So, when not at work that is where you can find her, at home.
When asked why she stayed at Watson Electrical, Pierce said, “I can’t say enough about the people I work with. From top to bottom they are helpful, caring, and are inspiring.”
Both Evans and Pierce have seen many changes over the fifty years they have been with Watson Electrical. But they agree, that one of the more notable changes has been when the company switched from a paper process to being computerized. Evans and Pierce plan to continue to work for and have found their home with Watson Electrical.
If you are interested in working for a company that genuinely treats their employees as family, Watson Electrical is always looking for bright, talented, driven people to learn and grow with the company. For more details on current openings, please contact Eric Emde, email@example.com or visit our website watsonelec.com/careers.