The KA Mission Vision Team Award for first quarter 2015 goes to the Mobile Field Management Training Support Team comprised of: Jim Bergren, Circle Pines general superintendent; Dan Braaten, Minneapolis general superintendent; Brian Turnquist, Minneapolis general superintendent; Terry Coleman, Circle Pines project superintendent and Mike Benz, director of information technology. The team was nominated by Sandy Hammer, payroll manager and Renae Lueckemeyer, payroll in the Circle Pines office. Their nomination reads:
“We nominate Jim Bergren, Dan Braaten, Brian Turnquist, Terry Coleman and Mike Benz for their total commitment and teamwork to making the rollout of the Field Work Center timekeeping system a success.
KA’s recent conversion to Mobile Field Management moved us from paper timecards to an electronic time keeping system. Conversion required extensive training of all employees, and the biggest impact was on the superintendents in the field. Brian Turnquist, Dan Braaten, and Jim Bergren stepped up and helped payroll train the superintendents.
From day one, they made sure that the training sessions were successful. As we trained all the different groups of employees, they were in the background, making sure everyone was following the training, and if anyone needed extra help they would provide it as we continued the sessions. The general superintendents tirelessly worked with all of their field employees, finishing their training throughout all of September to make sure that the Go Live date of 10/01/14 would be handled with efficiency, accuracy, and commitment. They embraced the new technology with an impressive hands-on approach, and continue to be the go to people in the field, training new superintendents.
Mike Benz and Terry Coleman also stepped up, helping us train employees in the metro and out of town offices. With the Go Live date fast approaching, payroll didn’t have the time or resources to travel. They saw the need and volunteered without hesitation, never missing a session. Their willingness to take on back-to back trainings in the outer offices was a tremendous help to us in meeting the Go Live date.
Without the commitment and teamwork of these people, we would not have had a successful transition, and we are thankful and grateful for coworkers like them. These are the kind of people that make Kraus-Anderson Construction a great place.”
-Sandy Hammer and Renae Lueckemeyer
The Mission/Vision Awards spotlight KA activities that embody and support KA’s core purpose,
Building Enduring Relationships and Strong Communities