Why Are New Homes Burning Faster?

Local firefighters are sounding the alarm about a new breed of house fire.

The amenities many home buyers love, open concept floor plans and modern furnishings, are fueling the flames faster. That’s giving residents less time to make it out alive. See the whole story here.

WAFS supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Thursdays this October

We also had a moment of silence for our dear friend Melanie Hatcher who we lost to Breast Cancer last year.  She may be gone but never forgotten.pink-ocoee
Orlando Home Office Team
Ft Myers Team

Ft Myers Team

Jacksonville Team

Jacksonville Team

Pompano Team

Pompano Team

North Carolina Team

North Carolina Team

Tampa Team

Tampa Team

Congratulations Shane Holt

shanebest Congratulations Shane Holt for taking 3rd place in the  2014 ABC National Craft Olympics. Thank you for stepping up to the plate to represent Wayne Automatic  Fire Sprinklers, You made us proud.

WAFS 2013 Year-End Award Winners Listed

Congratulations to all of you as well as to all WAFS team members for taking care of our customers every single day.  You are all winners!

Team Member’s Name

Location

Award

Bridget Privette

Fort Myers

Team Member of the Year

Kenny Daddona

Fort Myers

Team Member of the Year

Bernie Postlethwaite

Jacksonville

Team Member of the Year

Leslie Hunnicutt

Jacksonville

Team Member of the Year

Dennis Hudson

North Carolina

Team Member of the Year

Carson Powers

North Carolina

Team Member of the Year

Bryon Kibler

Ocoee Alarm Department

Team Member of the Year

Gary Bush

Ocoee Contract

(Commercial/Residential) Dept.

Team Member of the Year

Jeremy Jarvis

Ocoee Service Department

Team Member of the Year

Brad Kreisher

Ocoee Inspection Department

Team Member of the Year

Ruth McCulloch

Ocoee Design Department

Team Member of the Year

Justin Moss

Ocoee Underground/Site Departments

Team Member of the Year

Andy Kindley

Ocoee Sales Department

Team Member of the Year

Steve Wilkinson

Ocoee G & A

Team Member of the Year

Mike Caine

Southeast

Team Member of the Year

William Pierce

Southeast

Team Member of the Year

Kate Watts

Tampa

Team Member of the Year

Robbie Gant

Tampa

Team Member of the Year

Ryan Brewer

Contract Design (company wide)

Team Member of the Year

Melanie Hatcher & Mike Reid

Ocoee

WAFS Spirit Award

Carl McQuaig

Ocoee Contract Sales

President’s Award

Brian Barton

Ft. Myers

10-year jacket

Ronald Johnson

Ft Myers

10-year jacket

Jeff Taylor

Ft Myers

10-year jacket

Mike Patterson

Jacksonville

10-year jacket

Wesley Knight

Jacksonville

10-year jacket

Bernard Postlethwaite

Jacksonville

10-year jacket

Denise York

Ocoee Accounting Department

10-year jacket

Bobby Dewar

Ocoee Engineering Department

10-year jacket

Rein Rutzebeck

Ocoee Inspections Department

10-year jacket

Petru Novac

Southeast

10-year jacket

Tom Stuckey

Tampa

10-year jacket

Allen Benton

Tampa

10-year jacket

Jerry Peeler

Jacksonville

20-year ring

Mike Reid

Ocoee Contracts Department

20-year ring

Chris Whigham

Tampa

20-year ring

Kenny Strickland

North Carolina

20-year ring

Scott Green

Ocoee Service Design

20-year ring

Chris Hampton

Ocoee Contracts Department

20-year-ring

Clark Gey

Ocoee

30-year award

Wayne Gey

Ocoee

35-year award

Raising Funds for at Risk Youth

SYFfundraiser-bowlingWayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers bowling team placed third in the Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) fundraiser. On June 13th SYF held a bowl-a-thon at Firkin & Kegler located in Waterford Lakes to raise scholarship funds for at risk youths. The Wayne team lead by Jerry Peeler placed third in the competition. The team made up of Sheryl Szollosy, Kevin Rhoden, Douglas Grega, Jerry Bateman, Chuck Price, II and Andy Kindley worked hard for the win!! A fun evening was had by all. To date the Central Florida Simon team has raised over $600,000.00 in scholarships and awards for the SYF. To learn more about SYF go to www.syf.org.

WAFS 2012 Year-End Celebration

 Wayne Gey, Betty and Doug Fischer, Clark Gey and Ryan Peterson celebrate 30 years of service

Wayne Gey, Betty and Doug Fischer, Clark Gey and Ryan Peterson celebrate 30 years of service

 Wayne Gey, Kevin Rhoden and Clark Gey, Kevin awarded the President's Award

Wayne Gey, Kevin Rhoden and Clark Gey, Kevin awarded the President's Award

Jerry Peeler accepts the ROCK STAR award from Clark Gey

Jerry Peeler accepts the ROCK STAR award from Clark Gey

Weaver Raulerson, Wayne Gey, Randall Drawdy and Clark Gey – celebrate 25 years of service

Weaver Raulerson, Wayne Gey, Randall Drawdy and Clark Gey – celebrate 25 years of service

 Weaver Raulerson, Wayne Gey, Randall Drawdy and Clark Gey – celebrate 25 years of service

Weaver Raulerson, Wayne Gey, Justin Gey and Clark Gey

Wayne Gey, Greg Whigham, Clark Gey and John Bowman

Wayne Gey, Greg Whigham, Clark Gey and John Bowman

Customer Care team gets the Spirit Award

Customer Care team gets the Spirit Award

WAFS 2012 Year-End Award Winners Listed

Congratulations to all of you as well as to all WAFS team members for taking care of our customers every single day.  You are all winners!

Paul Lawrence

Fort Myers

Team Member of the Year

Joel Soto

Fort Myers

Team Member of the Year

Ernie Wallace

Jacksonville

Team Member of the Year

Drew Jester

North Carolina

Team Member of the Year

Roger Fall

North Carolina

Team Member of the Year

Chris McKenzie

Ocoee Alarm Department

Team Member of the Year

Maurice Peltier

Ocoee Contracts Department

Team Member of the Year

Greg Whigham

Ocoee Service Department

Team Member of the Year

Matt Pernal

Ocoee Inspection Department

Team Member of the Year

Sean Walter

Ocoee Design Department

Team Member of the Year

Marcus Drawdy

Ocoee Underground/Site Departments

Team Member of the Year

Danny Driggers

Ocoee Sales Department

Team Member of the Year

Misty Breny

Ocoee G & A including Purchasing

Team Member of the Year

Steve Zimmermann

Southeast

Team Member of the Year

Mike Crawford

Southeast

Team Member of the Year

Fernando Ramos

Tampa

Team Member of the Year

Jose Massa

Tampa

Team Member of the Year

Customer Care Committee including Becky Romea, Candice Hooper, Carrinette Wallace, Chris Moss, Clayton Durden, Eric Carroll, Gary Anderson, Greg Whigham, Israel Batson, James Balius, Jeanne Jewett, Joe Yanni, Kevin Rhoden, Phil Blackmer, Randall Drawdy, Rebecca Ramsey, Sarah Kelly, Sheryl Szollozy, Weaver Raulerson, & William Milligan

Company-Wide

WAFS Spirit Award

Kevin Rhoden

Ocoee

President’s Award

Jerry Peeler

Ocoee

ROCKSTAR Award

Scott Abrams

Jacksonville

10-year jacket

Bernie Parsons

North Carolina

10-year jacket

Tim Mangum

North Carolina

10-year jacket

Mickey Ferguson

Ocoee Design Department

10-year jacket

Justin Gey

Ocoee Inspections Department

10-year jacket

Team Member’s Name

Location

Award

Greg Whigham

Ocoee Service Department

10-year jacket

Paul Vetter

Ocoee Alarms Department

10-year jacket

Willy Milligan

Tampa

10-year jacket

Tom Calabro

Tampa

10-year jacket

Bill Musial

Ocoee Contracts Department

20-year ring

Troy Buck

Ocoee Contracts Department

20-year ring

Danny Driggers

Ocoee Sales

20-year ring

Randall Drawdy

Underground/Site Departments

25-year Rolex

Doug Fischer

Ocoee Design Department

30-year       special gift

Apartment Building Saved for Thanksgiving

Apartment building saved by fire sprinklers.

Apartment building saved by fire sprinklers.

Wayne Automatic installed fire Sprinklers in this building for Progress Builders last summer. The building is occupied by students attending Coastal Carolina University. They lost power temporarily over the weekend while this tenant was cooking. Unfazed, the occupant left to get something else…without turning off the stove.

When the fire department arrived the fire was already out. No one was hurt and only two heads activated.
The system was designed by Drew Jester and installed by Frank Martinez. Mike Conover drove 3 hours to the job to get their system back in service.

Everybody still had the opportunity to have a Happy Thanksgiving.