June | 2020
Commitment is an integral part of Skookum's culture and drives the work we provide to our customers. Checkout the below video on how commitment is exemplified on the job every day.
Skookum in Yorktown, Virginia
In late 2019, Skookum started our 2 nd  U.S. Coast Guard contract in Yorktown, VA. On the shore of the York River, neighboring the Yorktown Battle Field national park, sits the US Coast Guard Training Center (TRACEN Yorktown). Since 1998, TRACEN Yorktown is the Coast Guard’s premier enlisted training center for men and women graduating from boot camp. It is also an advance-enlisted technical training school including international students given the opportunity to train under U.S. Coast Guard personnel. Our newest site manager is Mark Phinney who has tremendous experience in facility maintenance. The new Skookum team is tasked with recurring facility maintenance and subsequent repairs throughout the beautiful campus and includes areas such as electrical, painting, plumbing, locks, heating ventilation & air conditioning, grounds, and janitorial services. Support roles include supply, work control & reporting, quality control & safety. Skookum continues to successfully implement MAXIMO day-one to help our team manage and track all work requirements. The Yorktown team strive to live up to the Coast motto, “Semper Paratus (Always Ready).”
Skookum Scholarship Recipient Completes Bachelors Degree

Daniel Nordstrom, Shop Lead at Naval Station Everett successfully completed his Bachelor’s in Applied Science Degree (with Honors) in Respiratory Care from Highline College. Daniel has been a Skookum team member since September 2017. He was originally hired as a Maintenance Machinery Mechanic and rose to NSE Shop Lead in October 2019. Being awarded Skookum Scholarship funds during his employment has assisted Daniel in achieving this goal. Daniel said, “Skookum's support in my educational goal was highly appreciated and I am forever thankful for the support I received. Perhaps what I am most proud of is while attending classes I was promoted to my current position with Skookum.”
“Just wanted to make you aware of what a GREAT job Skookum is doing. It is a pleasure to have Skookum working in our building and with us.” 

-Training Specialist, USCG Customer
“BOSC Environmental personnel took the initiative to prepare B2757 storage tanks at B2757 for a critical triennial certification. Outstanding results critical to regulatory compliance.” 

- NAS Whidbey Environmental Specialist
“Skookum is exceptional and critical members of the team that helps to ensure the high level of efficiency of operations at the training facility.”

- Training Manager, Government Customer
Garry Mollerstuen ’s responsive and high quality runway repairs have been critical in keeping NAS Whidbey’s airfield operational.” 

- NAS Whidbey Asst Airfield Manager
"Skookum’s responsiveness is exceptional and transparent, regardless of issue; integrity is a keystone of their organization."

-Public Works Representative, US Navy
“The grounds and landscaping is best it has looked in years, it is just a shame that there is no one at the plant to appreciate it.”


2O2O MARKS 100 YEARS OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION! Skookum is proud to have had 90 job placements since 2015. To read stories of VR success,
Daniel Selmer , Production Control Clerk, Fort Lee, VA
Nominated By: Cheryl Carter

Danny is a Production Control Clerk in work control and an agent in the call center. He processes contract paperwork for the Project Coordinators and performs meter reading functions as well. Danny is an exceptional employee. He takes the initiative to perform any task that needs to be done, he goes above and beyond with our everyday duties, exuding Skookum's core values. He provides excellent customer service while maintaining a high level of professionalism and he produces quality work and is so passionate about his job. I know without a doubt Danny is committed to Skookum, our customers, and his coworkers.
Jeff SImonton , Deburr Operator, Skookum Aerospace
Nominated By: Karl Brier

Jeff has the right stuff when it comes to Safety in the area. He goes above and beyond with the Covid19 requirements as well as the standard Aerospace safety requirements and always with a positive upbeat attitude. He cares deeply about the team and being safe. In these trying times we need more positivity in the workforce and Jeff brings it every day.

Timothy Scott , Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Fort Meade, MD
Nominated By: Eric Waters

I'm nominating Timothy Scott for the Skookum Presidents Excellence Award for his unselfish display of integrity, quality, and commitment to his job. Timothy has shown and expressed a superior work ethic, coupled with the initiative to learn and advance his mechanical knowledge. He addresses all assigned tasks with the same attention and energy which has produced a 90 percent equipment reliability rating of his completed assignments. Mr. Scott does his best to ensure uninterrupted productivity flow and meet job completion requirements. He's very respectful of his co-workers and a total team player. Mr. Timothy Scott is truly an asset to the Skookum Maintenance Team and the company image.
Val Cruz, Facilities Supervisor, Curtis Bay, MD
Nominated By: John Adams

Yesterday the base-wide outage went very well from our perspective. This was in no doubt due to the excellent planning done by the Skookum team here. Throughout the day it felt very controlled and any challenge was discussed collaboratively to reach the best path forward. It was great seeing such an integrated effort. We fixed quite a few problems that will allow us to be more responsive in the future as well as uncover some looming ones that will allow us to address them in a proactive versus reactive manner. All in all, it went off very well. Thank You.
While the whole team performed well, I wanted to highlight the efforts of one individual, Mr. Val Cruz. To be here at 0300 on a Sunday is a dedication that is rare to find. I thought I was early at 0500 but Val was almost done with the first water valve replacement. It was evident throughout the day he was providing surges where needed and always one step ahead. Even more impressive is I saw him first thing this morning turning and burning. Thanks again to Val and the whole Skookum team.

We love recognizing our employees! So much so that every week an employee wins the Skookum President’s Excellence Award! Each Excellence Award recipient is selected by our President/CEO and awarded a Skookum Excellence pin along with $100 check prize .

Skookum proudly operates in twelve states across the nation plus Washington D.C.