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AUGUST 2019 ISSUE

President's Message

The summer is winding down but the projects at Ausland are still heating up! We have projects improving schools over the summer so kids in Brookings and Cottage Grove will return to school next month to safer and better learning environments. 
With these other projects like PACE, the Chrisman projects, FCCU and all the other incredible work our staff is performing I am so encouraged by our team's ability to "see it, own it and solve it." Through these attributes our team is able to deliver world-class development and great outcomes to our clients. 
In the coming days, we will be formalizing our process for performance evaluation, pay increases and bonuses to provide our team members with a fair and predictable process. It is part of our commitment to have a highly-competitive compensation program to attract, retain and reward high-performing employees at all levels.
Thank you for all your dedication and effort. Our staff truly is world class!

-Kelsy
With our employees working in many different locations, we're starting a feature to highlight some of your coworkers so you can get to know them a little better. We start with some of the employees who have worked at Ausland the longest. 
JEANETTE BLANKENSHIP
Office Manager
I have been with Ausland Group for 15 years
My family consists of: Otis III (husband), Otis IV (son), Kate (daughter-in-law), Violet (granddaughter), Pets (Baxter & Mr. Bunny)
Most Rewarding Life Experience: Earned the highest rank in Girl Scouts and traveled to Sweden on a Girl Scout Opportunity.
Most Rewarding Experience at Ausland: Watching Aaron & Kelsy’s vision for Ausland Group come to fruition. 
My Hobbies are: Love the great outdoors. Camping, hiking, reading
5 Things I Like: Time with my family, visits to the beach, cookies, chocolate, coffee
My Superhero Power would be? healing the sick
Favorite Genre of Music or Band: Christian
Favorite Quote: "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That’s why it's called the present" - Unknown
If I could have a meal with anyone it would be?  Jesus
If I were a crayon I would be: Violet
Pet Peeve: People talking on their cell phones in the check-out line at the grocery store.
Random Fact about myself: People think my brother and I are twins.
Favorite Vacation Place: Lake of the Woods on Highway 140 between Medford and Klamath Falls.
DARRIN KERR
Superintendent
I have been with Ausland Group for 12 years
My family consists of: My wife Carly, daughter Bailey and two sons Finley and Henry.
Most Rewarding Life Experience: 12-year-old Darrin throwing a Snickers Bar into the pool so we could distract the lifeguard and sneak into the hot tub. I learned a lot that year…
Most Rewarding Experience at Ausland: Being able to work on so many diverse projects with amazing team members. From historical retrofits to water treatment plants and healthcare facilities; it’s pretty amazing what we do here.
My Hobbies are: Camping in remote locations. Whenever possible.
5 Things I Like: Black Butte Porter, fresh cut grass, a new pair of socks, fish tacos and Greg Hatch. (not in that order)
My Superhero Power would be: Power of hindsight
Favorite Genre of Music or Band: Oldies
Favorite Quote: “Don’t put that in your mouth” -Parents everywhere
If I could have a meal with anyone it would be? Nikola Tesla
If I were a crayon I would be: Probably dull, without the paper on, bitten in half under my kids bed.  Wait, what was the question?
Pet Peeve: Wobbly tables and people who text with the keyboard sound on. That’s silly business…
Random Fact about myself: I have a Barry Manilow record collection…
Favorite Vacation Place: Alaska in the late summer.
TYLER HOGENSON AND SETH BROWN PROMOTED
Congratulations are in order
to Tyler Hogenson on being promoted to Project Engineer Associate! Tyler has worked hard to improve and teaches others around him so he is being rewarded for his effort. "He's a great team player and has a thirst for learning more," says Scott Cerovac. Great job embracing the Ausland attributes of being aligned and a problem solver, Tyler!
Seth Brown has also been promoted to Senior Project Manager. 
“Seth has been steadfast in his commitment to his role and to Ausland Group," CEO Aaron Ausland said. "I’m impressed with his communication and tenacity to solve problems and create outstanding outcomes for our clients. He has proven to be a fearless winner through his accountability and I am thrilled to promote him to senior project manager.”

It is Not Too Late for Some Summer Fun

By Nancy 
It is August. What have you done for fun this summer?!  Soon school will be back in session, the weather will start cooling down and yes, the holidays will be here before we know it. 
Here are some awesome things you could do before the end of summer:
  • Go for a picnic – It might seem old fashioned, but a picnic can still be a lot of fun.
  • Unplug and connect with the real world - Set the phone down, step away from the computer, and experience life without the Internet.
  • Find the nearest body of water - Water offers endless entertainment
  • Take a walk - We all have legs, let’s use them!
  • Try something new - Summer is a perfect the time for exploration.
  • Tend to a garden - There is almost a primal satisfaction in making things grow out of the ground.
  • Exercise - Summertime is a great time to get into shape.
  • Go on a vacation - This one is self-explanatory but nevertheless it’s important.
  • Have a BBQ - Fire up the grill or smoker because it’s summer!
  • Do some housework - Clean out those gutters or spruce up the yard.
  • Go hiking and camping - Enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Have a fruity drink -Smoothies are Piña coladas were invented for this time of year.
  • Volunteer - Help those in need or get involved in your community.
  • Have a garage sale – Clean out the old junk you don’t need anymore.
  • Visit the zoo - You can visit the animals and learn a little bit about wildlife.
  • Take in a movie – Get out of the hot weather and grab a bag of popcorn.
  • Take a nap – Relax in a yard chair or hammock
  • Watch a sunset - Epic locations are just a short distance away
  • Go to an outdoor concert - Summer is a great time to go see an outdoor show. Britt has an amazing outdoor venue.
  • Pick some wildflowers or fruit - Find flowers in a field or pick some wild berries
  • Get outside and enjoy some sports - Summer sports are the most fun to play.
Go enjoy time with family and friends, that’s what counts the most!
Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington. 
SAFETY

Safely Administer First Aid

When attempting to aid as an accident victim, an untrained person may do more harm than good. Even some of the first aid training we have had in the past may no longer be the best approach. All of us, trained or not, should remember these "don'ts".
  • Do not try to remove a particle from a person's eye.
  • Do not use a tourniquet except as a last resort. Crushing wounds, or lacerations in which large arteries are severed, or cases of partial or complete severance of a body part are the only instances in which a tourniquet is justified.
  • Do not apply greasy ointments or powders to any burn.
  • Do not move an injured person or try to get them to stand. Moving a person with a spinal injury can cause damage to nerves and result in paralysis.
A worker suffered a crushed vertebrae and because fellow workers helped the worker stand and try to walk, intestinal damage was done that resulted in death.
Unless you know what to do, don't treat things yourself. Call 9-1-1 and get trained help.

Introducing HH2

New time tracking software is going to be implemented for the Construction Team in the coming weeks which will make recording your hours easier and allow for more precise tracking of time across projects. The software, HH2, is cloud based and integrates well with other software we currently use like Sage and Procore.  
Here are some features of HH2:
  • Easy time reporting – does not use cell data, only syncs via wi-fi
  • Easy timesheet reviewing – all in one place
  • Real-time tracking of time online for PMs
  • Online approval, providing flexibility
Note: The Design Team will use Ajera software to report time once it is implemented 
REFER & EARN PROGRAM

How it works:

1. Gather up all your friends/contacts.

2. Refer/recruit them to join Ausland by:
Emailing their resume to careers@auslandgroup.com
or have them apply 
at auslandgroup.com/careers.
AND
Email your friends’ phone numbers to Nancy and she will reach out to them.

3. Keep track of your referrals and receive:
  • $500* for each hire
  • $100 Dinner Gift Card for every referral interviewed.
  • $10 Dutch Bros. Gift Card for every resume received

read more...

Open Administrative Position

Open Design Positions

Open Construction Positions

CALENDAR
The Grants Pass, Eugene and Ashland offices will be closed on the following:

Labor Day       
Monday, Sept. 2

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov. 28
Thanksgiving (Floater)    
Friday, Nov. 29
Christmas Eve (Floater)
Tuesday, Dec. 24
Christmas Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25
New Year's Eve (Floater)
Tuesday, Dec. 31
New Year's Day
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020
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