In the Spotlight
Employee in the Spotlight
Mr. Positive – Bruse Ruiz from Pacific Supply Boise
As Bruse with an “s” would say on any given day... “The glass is always half full.” From day one his motivation to succeed and willingness to help others has been apparent to customers and team members alike. Born in Santa Rosa, California, and raised in Mexico City, Bruse followed his calling to Idaho at 17 years old. He began his career with Pacific Supply at the Boise, Idaho facility in January of 2006 as a delivery helper. He attained his Commercial Driver License within two months, achieved certification on every piece of equipment operated at the branch soon after, and became the Logistics Manager in 2014. Bruse recently celebrated his 13-year anniversary at the Boise Pacific Supply location with countless days spent assisting in other yards including Twin Falls and Seattle.
The Logistics Manager/Dispatch position encounters new and different challenges daily and Bruse is always willing to rise to the occasion with a smile. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, he has created difficult shoes to fill when a little R&R is needed. We are fortunate his focus on developing others has allowed plenty of free time to recharge as Bruse is headed to Mexico City for two weeks this summer with his family. Julian Ortega and Isai Molina have risen to the challenge and trained next to Bruse, day in and day out, over the last two years. Julian recently transferred to the Sparks Nevada location to fill the Logistic Manager/Dispatch Position. While Isai worked in Fort Collins last summer and recently returned from two weeks at the Medford, Oregon facility to further his development. Both are following career paths here at Pacific not much different from Bruse; starting out as delivery helpers, gaining their CDL, and working their way through certifications on every piece of equipment. Again, this goes to show Bruse’s willingness to help others develop and strive for more. Bruse truly is the cornerstone of our yard operations and is integral in our ability to service our customers. With an ever-present smile he is always happy to greet and assist not only our customers but his fellow employees. He is a prime example of the quality of individuals that we look for and as a result many of our delivery crew look up to him and aspire to follow in his footsteps.
Not only is Bruse a great example of what an employee should be, but he is also a loving and supportive husband to his wife Erin and an amazing father to two beautiful daughters, Rylie, 9, and Kyla, 7, whom he adores. When he can enjoy that much needed R&R, he loves spending time with his family and dogs, paddle boarding, riding four-wheelers, attending all types of music concerts and working/landscaping in his yard. Bruse’s passion for life and his work ethic are truly contagious as he makes everyone around him want to be a better person.
Location in the Spotlight
In September of 2018, the Alcal Sacramento branch built their new home a few blocks from the Alcal corporate office in Sacramento. The new facility is home to Branch Operations, Regional Accounting Center, Centralized Purchasing and the Home Services Division. The new facility was designed with LEAN principles and increase efficiencies in mind. The building layout allows the different departments of the branch operations to work more productively together.
There are always challenges with so many people under one roof, but we managed a seamless transition moving into the new facility. This was primarily achieved by spending time together on team building events strengthening our core values and building relationships. Events have included a JM Insulation plant tour, bocce ball games, golf events, group lunches and Adopt A Family events.
The largest and most popular team building event is our Rollins Lake camping trip. Over the last five years we have taken over the Greenhorn Campground for a three-day weekend. Management, office staff, warehouse workers, field crews and their families are all invited to relax and be rewarded for their hard work. This year's trip included dinner catered by Buckhorn Grill, a cornhole tournament, jump houses for the kids and a movie under the stars.
Our branch's core business is primarily made up of building insulation. We are well-known for our ability to perform all types of building insulation applications such as thermal and acoustical batt insulation, rigid insulation, loose-fill blown in and spray foam applied. To compliment our core business and support our customer's needs, Alcal Sacramento also installs residential and commercial garage doors, a variety of firestop products, fireproofing, expansion joints and air barrier services. We are proud to be the region's leading provider of residential and commercial services to many of our area's general contractors.READ MORE >>
Leading our Sales Team is Scott Stanley. Scott started with Alcal nine years ago as an intern working alongside our sales team. Today, he has four interns currently training under him and each have a promising career ahead of them. Overseeing our Branch Operations is Doug Bertsch. Doug is responsible for the direct dispatch and supervision of the field crews and managing expectations in the field. Doug has had good success over recent years with Alcal's "Warehouse to Installer" program. This program allows Alcal to work new employees in our warehouse under close supervision prior to dispatching into the field. Our Regional Accounting Center is managed by Patty Garza. Patty's team is responsible for all administrative functions including contract setup, billing and collecting the accounts receivable. Patty has been very successful creating a receptionist-to-administrative program. Every current administrative employee on Patty's team has come through the reception desk at some point. Overseeing Alcal's Centralized Purchasing Department is Sara Weinreich and our Home Services office is run by Kaylynn Roedell.
Alcal Sacramento is proud to say that we have worked on many of the region's highest profile projects. Some of those projects include Kaiser and Sutter hospitals, Google, Apple, Amazon, Sacramento State University along with California State and Federal government jobs. We are currently starting the California Department of General Services new headquarters. This building will be 11 stories tall in downtown Sacramento and will incorporate many of our industry's newest technologies for building science and energy efficiencies.
The future is bright for our location. We have a healthy backlog of work and lots of talented employees. While there are many unknown econoic factors and callenges in or daily lives, we do know that Alcal Sacramento will continue to thrive as our employees continue demonstrating our company's core values and providing excellent value for our customers.
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