The Final Pinnacle Award Winners of 2022 Have Been Announced!
Summit knows that our employees are the lifeblood that allows us to perform above and beyond in every aspect of our work. That’s why we enacted the Pinnacle Program, an employee recognition program that rewards employees for work and behavior that aligns with our company’s purpose, vision, and values.
What is the Pinnacle Program?
The Pinnacle Program is our means of giving back to our employees. Each quarter, we recognize eight individuals from a pool of nominees that were put forward by their peers. A total of 32 Pinnacle Award winners are chosen each year.
Any team member at any level can submit a nomination for someone they feel should be recognized. This ensures that every voice in the company has the opportunity to be heard and represented. Furthermore, our goal is for employees to feel gratified knowing that their coworkers see and appreciate their service.
Our 2022 Q4 Pinnacle Award Winners!
Katelyn D., Accounting Clerk I
Katelyn is being recognized for her initiative, detail-oriented work, and her dedication towards ensuring that the admin work for our company is done quickly and efficiently. She’s a team player who maintains crucial backend organization and always delivers her work swiftly and accurately. Her professional attitude and technical skills, along with her willingness to step up to help, makes her a valuable member of our Summit family.
Brendan F., Survey and Geomatics Department Manager
Brendan’s work ethic is legendary. He is very passionate about what he does and is always looking for new and innovative ways to better our surveying services, ensuring that he brings in the right team members to every job. On top of this, he is always timely when submitting his work and thoughtful in his communication. He appreciates the experience that his co-workers have and utilizes them to better Summit as a firm.
Eileen M., Help Desk Manager
Fred S. and Chase F. have been a team since the Summer of 2022. It’s hard to separate these employees because of the tremendous amount of work they have accomplished together. They have maintained a complex spreadsheet to track numerous data points and trained the rest of their team by creating guidelines to follow the process. They also handle much of the communication within the department.
Chase and Fred have picked up project reviews when the rest of the team was burdened with meeting deadlines, and dedicated themselves to resolving issues. They have also reviewed the other team member’s submittals to ensure no data has been missed and provide a weekly update to the team. Both Chase and Fred are super sharp, focused, professional, organized and have been the best at supporting and collaborating within the team.
Rob C., Senior Assistant Resident Engineer
Rob is a man who truly cares about his employees and strives to ensure his team has the knowledge and tools they need to succeed. He is always willing to go out of his way to help anyone. If he does not have the answer to a question, he does the research and comes back with the solution. His dedication to his employees and willingness to work on their behalf shows that he is committed to the Summit value of One Big Family.
David A., Transportation Technician I
David is an incredibly hard worker who is being recognized for his willingness and ability to do any task put before him. His talent for learning and understanding new plans and survey equipment is top-notch. He is truly committed to his job, having received numerous compliments and praises from his coworkers and supervisors.
Michael S., Planner II
Michael has played an integral role in the growth of the Planning Department over the past year and a half. He is knowledgeable and passionate about planning, and his independent drive and readiness to take on new responsibilities have been critical to the department’s continued success. Whether through public speaking roles and or interviews, he’s always ready to step up and put Summit’s best foot forward.
Please join us in congratulating these eight individuals for their exceptional contributions to our company. Each and every one of these Summit team members has provided immense value to our company, and we are proud to have them as our employees. Thank you all for your ongoing hard work and dedication!