The Spark

December 2023

Safety Awareness

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KEEPING OUR EMPLOYEES SAFE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Stay merry and safe this holiday season! Watch the video from our OSHA experts, where they share invaluable tips and insights on keeping our workplace safe and our team protected during this festive time of year. Learn essential guidelines and best practices to ensure a joyful and hazard-free environment for all. Let’s celebrate responsibly and prioritize safety together!

KEEPING YOUR FAMILY AND HOME SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Leadership Insights

Rich Ennis

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

As the Holiday season approaches, on behalf of our entire Leadership Team, my best wishes to you and your family. May the season allow you plenty of time with your loved ones, a chance to celebrate this past year, to recharge your batteries and enthusiastically welcome in the new year!

I’d be remiss in a message to all our people so close to the end of the year, if I did not thank you for your loyalty and commitment to being part of our journey to build Fortis into a truly world-class company. Your hard work and perseverance made 2023 a year of progress, growth, and success. Thank you.

May the spirit of the holidays bring joy and happiness to you and your family.

MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES – CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT!

Jonathan Thomas

Sales Executive
Orange, CA
15 Year Anniversary

Most Memorable Fortis Moment:
I don’t have one single moment, but I have had many blessings while working at VFS & Fortis and have built great friendships along the way.

Fortis Differentiator:
People First values are what makes Fortis stand out from other organizations.

Fun Fact About Yourself:
I love old cars, watches and anything mechanical.

Favorite Quote:
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Douglas Korman

Technician
Clearwater, FL
5 Year Anniversary

WELCOME TO THE FORTIS TEAM

Emily Smallwood

Inspections Coordinator, Clearwater, FL

Cody Bell

Sprinkler Construction Apprentice, Clearwater, FL

Bill Tsugranes

Shop Fabrication Assistant, Clearwater, FL

Jorge Callejas

Alarm Apprentice, Orange, CA

Walter Jaramillo

Inspector, Boynton Beach, FL

Zachary Staten

Fire Alarm Apprentice, Boynton Beach, FL

Jacob Cadet

Inspector, Boynton Beach, FL

Karen Konfino

California – Remote

Victor Brown Nunez

Sprinkler Construction Apprentice, Clearwater, FL

Robert Clapham

Sprinkler Construction Apprentice, Clearwater, FL

Adrianna Zavala

Customer Service Representative, Orange, CA

Manuel Negrete

Alarm Apprentice, Orange, CA

Travarius Noble

Alarm Service Technician, Boynton Beach, FL

Trevor Lake

Sprinkler Apprentice, Boynton Beach, FL

Brian Mancher

Alarm Service Technician, Boynton Beach, FL

Michael Vielehr

Director of National Accounts, Corporate

Operational Excellence

CONGRATS TO OUR 2023 ONSPEC AWARD WINNERS

Add Josh Claxton Clearwater, FL
Josh Claxton

Clearwater, FL

Karina Rivera

Orange, CA

Kris Maya

Orange, CA

Ernesto Macias

Orange, CA

Mack McGaffagan

Clearwater, FL

Zylor Reed

Boynton Beach, FL

Rogelio Villasana

Houston, TX

Fernando Yanez

Houston, TX

Lamar Lake

Clearwater, FL

Craig Ellis

Orange, CA

Bruce Chalkley

Boynton Beach, FL

Julie O’Brien

Orange, CA

Clayton Shoemaker

Boynton Beach, FL

Daniel Cottichico

Clearwater, FL

Tyler Hester

Clearwater, FL

Aaron Bryant

Boynton Beach, FL

Carmen Krebs

Orange, CA

Lee Harrison

Houston, TX

Ernesto Macias

Orange, CA

Curtis Abbe

Orange, CA

Anneria Francisco

Boynton Beach, FL

Julian Ngo

Orange, CA

Stephanie Flores

Corona, CA

Sergio De Vito

Fontana, CA

Celester “Sly” Hungerford

Boynton Beach, FL

HR Corner

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2024 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

We are pleased to announce the 2024 holiday schedule. All Fortis locations will recognize the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 27
  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4
  • Friday after Independence Day – Friday, July 5
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 2
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28
  • Friday after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 29
  • Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
  • Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25
  • New Year’s Eve – Tuesday, December 31

This year we have scheduled an extra holiday around July 4th to provide a long holiday weekend during the summer. As a result, there will not be a personal holiday granted in 2024.

Please see the Fortis Holiday Policy for complete details. We hope you enjoy your time off resting, recuperating, and reconnecting with family and friends.