A Note from the President
& General Manager //
As a division of the Hunton Group, Hunton Services worked almost 120,000 hours and had a commendable record of safe driving across all levels. Our field-based team drove north of 700,000 miles in Q1 alone without a single at-fault accident. Our HSE team deserves praise for their outstanding efforts in ensuring that our team members possess the necessary skills and training to work in a secure, healthy, and environmentally responsible manner.
In Q1, our Commercial Service team grew their business north of 16% year over year, with an improvement in earnings. Hats off to our heavy commercial teams (C1, C2, C3, C4) and our newly redefined boiler business. With these kinds of results, surely some transitions needed to occur. Ashley Smith assumed the role of Resource Coordinator and Sam Hernandez has taken over as Area Service Manager for C2. The Light Commercial Unit team, led by Ernie Martinez, is also expanding with new business and the addition of a new field supervisor, Jody Avila. The plumbing business has been transitioned to our commercial service team and partnered with our boiler and cooling tower business, led by Kyle Kubisiak
Johnny Butler and Michiel Burnham have transitioned into their new roles as Commercial Service Business Analysts, with Johnny already making significant contributions to the team's performance. The commercial service team ended the 1st quarter with ZERO RECORDABLES, a significant achievement.
Our Industrial Service team is fresh off an outstanding Q1 performance. Their business is up 44% year over year in revenue and earnings significantly better during the compared time frame. I am especially proud of the Beaumont location for their results in our Q1 and the business standing on its own. They had great exposure at the industrial trade show in Texas City in April and are looking forward to the Fish-O-Rama event in July in Beaumont.
The Building Automated Systems (BAS) team has been busy both bookings and executing project work with exceptional results, our SMART Contracts sit at 110% of the budget and are off to a fine start.
The Special Projects team is busier than ever. Vic’s Shop is bustling with engineered product jobs that have every inch of the shop utilized. Our bookings/backlog continues to be at exceptionally high levels, and our delivery team is busy with jobs at TSU and Igloo to name a few. With these kinds of leading indicators, it is no surprise that the results year over year are more than double.
Lastly, our partner, HRS, had an outstanding quarter, delivering their best Q1 ever. HRS held the grand opening of 6811 Dixie in March and is looking forward to hosting another grand opening in Beaumont with the Hunton Services Industrial team. HRS is busy putting contingency plans in place with our customers as we approach Hurricane season.
Our sales team has delivered exceptional outcomes by securing new jobs and maintaining a busy schedule. It is our pleasure to share that ten of our salesmen have received the highly coveted Trane Technologies 2022 EBS Elite Club - Gold award. This distinguished honor is granted to those who exceed 125% of their 2022 quota. We take pride in recognizing our sales team's hard work and dedication, who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to achieving outstanding results.
We are commemorating 42 years of being an integral part of the Houston community, having received recognition at both local and national levels as a top workplace. It is fitting GRIT is the word of the year at Hunton Services. GRIT embodies the tenacity to persist, triumph, and advance in the face of adversities, setbacks, and barriers. The word is also an acronym for GROWTH, RESILIENCE, INITIATIVE, and TRUST.
At Hunton, we are committed to promoting a sustainable future for businesses in our community and fostering long-lasting relationships that positively impact the world around us. To achieve this, we continuously seek opportunities to enhance our services and provide even greater value to our customers and their facilities.
As always, thank you so much for your support. As an organization, we are excited to welcome the rest of 2023 and continue providing superior service solutions to you - our most valued partner.