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What makes Lycos so special? Our people. Each month, we like to highlight our employees, giving you an inside look of the hardworking individuals who make us who we are. This month, we want you to meet Fernando.

We sat Fernando down and asked him a few questions about the work he does, the best skills he brings to the job, and the mentor who's helped him the most in his career.

Q: What is your role at Lycos and what are some of your job responsibilities?

I am a Lead Fabricator and Installer for Lycos Manufacturing. I mostly work on job sites installing and repairing solid surface countertops, but I also work in the shop fabricating when they need me.

Q: What do you think are the best skills you bring to your job?

I'm a good problem solver. Whenever something goes wrong, I'm right there trying to fix it. And I'd also say I'm hardworking. I always tell my crew, let's finish our jobs the same day we start, which sometimes means putting in extra hours to get it done.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Lycos?

The people. Everybody is so fun and even if the job is hard, I'm still having a good time because I'm with my crew.

Q: What's your favorite thing about working in construction?

I like the challenges that come along with it. And I like overhearing people say "Oh wow, that's cool" to a top I'm installing.

Q: Mentor who has helped you the most in your career:

Mike Pelzer. He's worked here for so long and knows so much. He's just very patient, you know? Especially when he's teaching me something new. He's also just really fun to work with.

Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

An eagle. Because they're free. And not a lot of people kill or hunt them so I'd be safe.  Plus, it would be cool to fly.

Q:What do you like to do when you're not at work?

I like to spend time with my kids bike-riding, playing soccer, or just hanging out at home.

Q: Favorite vacation spot?

Hmm, probably North Carolina in the mountains. I've only been once, but I absolutely loved it there.

Q:What's one thing you couldn't live without?

My kids.

Interested in joining the Lycos team? Click here to view our current job openings.

Or find out more about us on our Lycos careers page

What makes Lycos so special? Our people. Each month, we like to highlight our employees, giving you an inside look of the hardworking individuals who make us who we are. This month, we want you to meet Roxanne.

If you have ever been to our office, chances are: you've met Roxanne. Sitting at our front desk, she is the voice you hear when you call and the first person to greet you when you visit. We sat her down to learn more about her and asked her questions about the work she does, her biggest accomplishment, and what she can't live without.

Q: What is your role at Lycos and what are some of your job responsibilities?

My role is Payroll and Project Specialist so I process payroll, complete Davis-Bacon Wage Reports, process employee timecards, close out warranties, and operate the front desk.

Q: What do you think are the best skills you bring to your job?

I think I'm a good people person. I'm a team player, and I'm good at listening.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Lycos?

Hands-down, the people.

Q: What is your biggest achievement to date - personal or professional?

Being a mom. I love being a mom. And now a grandma, too!

Q: What's one thing most people don't know about you?

Oh gosh, I don't know. I'm an open book.

Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A gorilla. I'm not sure why, I just think they're cool.

Q:What do you like to do when you're not at work?

Anything outdoors. I love to garden - I am currently growing onion and tomato plants.

Q:What's one thing you couldn't live without?

My family.

 

 

Interested in joining the Lycos team? Click here to view our current job openings.

Or find out more about us on our Lycos careers page

Bowling, beer, pizza, and lots of fun!

That was the recipe for our 3rd annual employee appreciation party hosted at The Mark bowling alley in Elkhorn. If you know Lycos, you know we know how to have a good time. Whether it's a company get together inside the office or out, you can guarantee you'll leave with a full belly and a story to tell.

This year, we had the opportunity to combine forces with our two partner companies, Ruck Specialties and Ruck Cabinet Doors and throw a bowling extravaganza nobody will be able to forget.

From 12:00pm to 1:00pm, we all gathered in our reserved room to sit, relax, and eat delicious food. The menu? Only the essentials: wings, chips, dip, lettuce wraps (for our keto friends), and lots and lots of pizza!

After lunch, from 1:00-3:00pm, it was time to kick back, relax, and of course, bowl. With three companies and over 100 employees, we gave each person a random lane to bowl to help everyone get to know each other better. Laughs were had, and new friends were made! After everyone's games, it was time to determine the winners. After all, would it be a Lycos party if there was no competition? There were four prizes given to four teams: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and last place. On top of that, there were individual prizes for Most Strikes and Most Gutterballs.

All in all, Lycos's 3rd annual employee appreciation party was an ultimate success and fun was had by all. We are extremely grateful for our team and truly believe each and every one of them plays an important role in the company's success. So thank you to our employees for coming out and celebrating with us - we don't know where we'd be without you.

Interested in joining the Lycos team? Click here to view our current job openings! 

The Lycos Team Does It Again

There's no arguing the holidays are the best time of year. Beautiful decorations, delicious food, ugly Christmas sweaters, and of course, holiday parties. Here at Lycos, we work hard day in and day out, but don't let that fool you. We still know how to have some fun. This year, our annual holiday party was held at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs, IA and it was a night to remember. Full of good food and good drinks, our team celebrated the holiday season in the best way possible: all together.

The Details

Our reserved space was fully equipped with our own bar and buffet table filled with yummy appetizers, a prime rib dinner, delicious desserts, and of course, lots of alcohol.

After dinner, we all played a fun white elephant-esque gift exchange game. The gift we were exchanging? Casino chips of all different values ranging from $1 to $100. And then it was off to the races! AKA the casino. There was money gained, money lost, but most importantly, lots of fun.

Overall, it was a great night and a great way to spend time together to close out another awesome year.

 

Interested in joining the Lycos team? Click here to view our current job openings! 

Employee appreciation is defined as an unofficial holiday to recognize, praise, and thank employees for all of their hard work to the company.

Here at Lycos, we believe every employee on our team plays an important role in the company's success. Simply put: we wouldn't be where we are today without them. From the manufacturing team, to the finish installation crews, to our office staff, we appreciate every one's hard work and dedication.

This past June, to show our gratitude, we held our employee appreciation party at The Mark in Elkhorn, NE.

Is there anything better than spending a Friday afternoon eating good food, drinking beer, and bowling with your favorite co-workers?

Bowling Employee Appreciation

From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, we all got to kick back, relax, and enjoy quality time together. Teams of 6 were randomly assigned across 10 lanes with each team playing 2 games. And of course, we had a competition. There were three prizes given to three teams: first place, second place, and last place. Whoever had the highest average score of all bowlers took the prize.

Levi Bowling Employee Appreciation

There were games lost, prizes won, employee gifts, and yes, even a group photo.

The Lycos Team - Employee Appreciation

Thank you to all of our wonderful employees who came out and celebrated with us.

I know we can't say it enough, but thank you for your valued support throughout the year. We appreciate you and all that you do.

 "Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole."

-Tracy Streckenbach

 

If you're interested in joining the Lycos team, then click here to view current job openings.

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