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Davey Bulletin Jan-Feb 2017

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January/February 2017 | The Davey Bulletin 31 30 YEARS OF LESSONS IN 30 SECONDS 3 LESSONS LEARNED: • You all rely on each other. "Your team has to work together to thrive and solve problems, so treat people like you want to be treated. As you work with different people, point out their good traits. Let them know they've done a good job. People will work harder, and so will you." • Live each day to the fullest. Enjoy your life. Enjoy your job. "Just do the best you can by giving 100 percent every day. Each day at Davey is different and unpredictable. That's what makes it exciting. The challenge is not knowing what problem you're going to solve next." • Do something now, even if the action is small. "Invest in yourself. Even if you can't afford much stock, set aside some money for employee-ownership. You won't realize how much it grows and the total benefit until it pays off down the road." I BECAME AN EMPLOYEE-OWNER… "Shortly after I was hired. I wanted to show I was part of the company and had skin in the game. I couldn't afford much stock at the time, but it turned out to be one of the best things I've ever done. Every time the stock price goes up, you can thank yourself for a nice raise." ONE OF MY FONDEST MEMORIES IS... "When my daughter, Suzanne Theriot, joined Davey. I had a huge smile on my face when she stopped by my office and told me that she had been hired in marketing." TO SUM IT UP… "Davey was the best job I could have ever asked for. The people were fantastic. The work was exciting, and the benefits were outstanding. I really enjoyed my time there, and I would do it all over again, in a heartbeat." " Being an employee-owner makes me want to strive for the best. It makes a better workforce. Safety is my number one goal out here. It's important to get safety on the mind of every employee before they even leave our Davey facility for a job site. It starts first thing with stretches and the safety circle. We share near misses and safety messages we want to focus on that day. It's good to get everyone thinking positive. " — Jason Young general foreman Detroit Edison account OWNER'S BOX RETIREE CORNER After a fruitful career at Davey, Larry Petrasek is still committed and works hard! He bikes, golfs and lifts weights multiple times a week during his retirement and still finds time to work on things at home. Petrasek's daughter, Suzanne Theriot, works in corporate marketing. Meet Larry Petrasek, who worked at Davey for 31 years as an equipment manager and fleet administration manager. Below, Petrasek shares lessons to enrich and improve your Davey experience.

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