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Sparky’s Notes September 25, 2017


In this issue:

Safety Scoreboard
What’s new in the Field
Tricia Andres on Leadership
What have the Branches been up to Lately
Gene’s Gems
It’s Collins’ Selfies

Safety Scoreboard

Per OSHA, the term incidence rates means the number of injuries and illnesses, or lost workdays, per 100 full-time workers. These are our stats.

Keep up the good work team!!!

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What’s New in the Field


On September 1, 2017, the team completed a huge milestone at the UC Merced Downtown Center, by getting permanent power turned on. Great job, guys!

Here’s the Turner Team (minus Andy Conti)! Pictured is Kelly Graef , Yee Vang, and Sam Daniel.
How cool is this?! Vincente Del Rio, Simitrio Garcia, Tung Tran, Fernando Sanchez, Hank Hislop, Austin Fisher, Jose Perez, Jeff Dunn , James Riley, Blaine Jantz, and Jason Sweet all forming a C for some Collins pride! (Check out James’s tough face.)
Lookin’ good, crew! (Nicholas Pierre, Chris Lambert, and Guillermo Paredes not pictured)

Tricia Andres on Leadership

For this week’s leadership segment, we are featuring words from Tricia Andres. Tricia has been with us for 10 years, and as a member of the Project Management department, Tricia continues to find ways to learn, grow, and contribute to her team. In an effort to enhance her career with Collins, Tricia is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota! Recently, Tricia wrote a research paper describing the cultural change that has taken place within Collins through the leadership program.

Thank you, Tricia, for your hard work and congratulations on your decision to further your education. Best of luck from your Collins family!

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Tricia Andres

“Collins Electrical Company Inc. always strives to make their employees better. The company decided to implement a leadership training program. The first step that happened in moving forward with the cultural change, was hiring a leadership coach to facilitate training in an environment where individuals can grow.

The sense of urgency was that they wanted all of the employees to learn how to handle themselves in situations with customers and learn how to become a leader. The benefits of this were explained and the process began.

The leadership training is sticking in this organization. There is not a day that goes by that someone doesn’t talk about leadership or how things have changed. Even what a great job the coach has done with individuals and departments.

The cultural change that has happened in this organization has created a healthy work environment, a sense of well-being, and feeling of importance that the company would invest so much time and money into their employees; not just for their own gain, but for the personal gain the individual can take with them away from work. The organizational culture has been changed and will not go back to the way it was before.”

Tricia Andres, Project Coordinator

What Have the Branches been up to lately?

Fresno: AGC San Joaquin District 4th Annual Clay Shoot

On September 9, 2017 some folks from the Fresno branch attended AGC San Joaquin’s 4th annual Clay Shoot at Sun mountain Gun Club in Coarsegold, CA, of which Collins was a sponsor. There was rootin’, there was shootin’, and great times were had. And it was all for an amazing cause!

All proceeds from the Clay Shoot went to  AGC’s Fresno State Scholarship Fund, in which their Student Chapter members are granted scholarships for things such as tuition, book fees, training, and internships!


Pictured Above: Rich Martinez (CECI-Fresno PM) David Helsel (CECI-Fresno Branch Manager), Nathan Magsig – Fresno County Board of Supervisors, and Mason Magsig (12 year old son, of Nathan Magsig)



Corporate/Metro: End of Summer Luncheon and Salsa Contest

Johnny Salas, Sacramento’s Warehouse Manager, cooked up a feast of all you can eat tacos for an end of summer luncheon and kick off the first day of fall!


Here’s Johnny gettin’ his cook on.

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There was also a salsa contest, in which there were five entries. The winners were….

1st Place:  Angela Bennett from PreFab

2nd Place: Jeff Withers our Business Development Manager

3rd Place: Johnny Salas!

Congrats, you guys!

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1st place winner, Angela!
2nd place winner, Jeff!
3rd Place winner and taco extraordinaire, Johnny!

Everyone was loving the creative names contestants had for their salsa!

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Mmmm mmm mmmm, food coma, anyone?

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Loading up on tacos!
Man on man, now that’s a plate.

By the happy faces and empty plates, I’d say the summer send-off was a success!


Thumbs-up of approval. Thanks again, Johnny!

♢♢♢ Gene’s Gems ♢♢♢

Corporate Value of the Week: Passion

Passion (noun): an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.

Here at Collins, we want our employees to not only work with passion, but to live with passion. It is passion that gives us purpose, makes us successful, and delivers a happy life. Throughout your day, try to put passion into everything you do; sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference.




Collins Selfies

Even though we work hard, we play hard too. Every week, we’ll show off our most important resource: the Collins Electrical staff.

This week, we introduce to you…


 Janessa, Corporate Accountant, with her Collins gear!


Check out all the Collins’ Selfies by searching for the hashtag #collinsselfie on Facebook.

Do you have a #collinsselfie to share? Post them to our page using the hashtag #collinsselfie or email Elaine at

Make sure to incorporate the Collins Electrical logo in a creative and fun way!