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The Davey Bulletin Sept-Oct 2018

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides residential and commercial tree service and landscape service throughout North America. Read our Flipbooks for helpful tips and information on proper tree and lawn care.

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35 September/October 2018 | THE DAVEY BULLETIN RETIREE LYNN LEVENSON'S ADVICE: APPRECIATE PEOPLE, HISTORY 1. Biggest Memory. "The people, that's probably my fondest memory. I had the opportunity to work with Martin L. Davey, Jr., Jack Joy, Jim Pohl and Ted Baer. They were all really great guys. That's what you miss more than anything when you retire, the people at Davey." 2. Appreciate Davey. "Just appreciating the kind of company you are working for. When you work there for almost your entire career, you almost take it for granted. Davey really was a good place to work. You look around and there are a lot of people who have been there a lot of years." 3. Learn the History. "There's history there, so take the time to learn about the company. It's a different time and a different company, but there's still a lot of old-time values that are carried from generation to generation." 4. Have no complaints. "When I retired, I got this from a lot of people. Their one comment was, 'You always answered your phone.' That may sound like something simple, but it was a business ethic and something I took a lot of pride in. I was appreciated by the people I worked with. Nothing major, but it sticks with you. It was a fast 36 RETIREE CORNER When looking back, Lynn Levenson described his 36-year career here at Davey as filled with amazing opportunities. Levenson began at Davey in January 1972 in the cost accounting department under Ed Coia. He then worked as an operations analyst for Residential/ Commercial Services. Then, in 1982, Levenson became the district manager for United Tree Services, a company Davey acquired, in Minneapolis. "They couldn't find anyone to move out there," Levenson said. "I told my boss, if I knew anything about trees I would go out. He was like, 'Well, we can teach you about trees.'" Levenson worked in Minneapolis for three years before returning to Kent. He took on a new role in customer service, then moved to a position in personnel and eventually became a contract administrator in Utility services. For the final seven years of his career, he worked in the equipment department as the fleet management operations administrator. WORDS OF WISDOM FROM LEVENSON'S 36-YEAR STORIED CAREER: When asked if retirement was all he thought it would be, Levenson jokingly said, "I tell people I haven't had a bad day in 10 years." Since retiring, most of his travel is spent visiting his son in Mississippi or heading to Florida in the winter. Levenson also has been working on his golf game. He plays three or four times a week. Retirees! Want to appear in Retiree Corner? To be featured, send us an email at bulletin@davey.com or call 800-447-1667 ext. 8615. years, looking back. I always tried to do a good job. When you retire and when you look back, everything's in the past. Every once in a while, I think I should have done this or that. But, things worked out and I have no complaints."

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