Dunn Lumber Outside Sales Rep Lyon Named June Above & Beyond Recipient

Sometimes one’s hobbies and professional life dovetail like a perfectly mitered joint. For Dunn Lumber’s spring event in May, General Manager Jack Kuhl had the idea to provide kids with birdhouses to paint. Outside Sales Representative Pat Lyon, a longtime woodworker in his spare time, offered to build them.

On nights and weekends before the event, Lyon spent a total of about four hours assembling 15 birdhouses.

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Because of the extra effort he put in to help make the event a success, Lyon received the June Above & Beyond Award.

An employee since 1991, Lyon says he enjoys working at Dunn Lumber because the employees have become a tight-knit group and have created a fun, relaxing place to work.

“Value goes both ways with Spahn & Rose and Dunn Lumber,” he adds. “They let me do what I need to take care of customers. I value their generosity as a company and feel that they are concerned about their employees.”

Lyon has been woodworking since he was a teenager, when his grandfather began teaching him the craft. He learned more by necessity when he bought a house that needed a lot of work. Now he’s able to make cabinetry, mantels and furniture.

In addition to woodworking, Lyon and his wife enjoy hiking, kayaking and biking.

The Above & Beyond Award is presented to high-performing employees who work within the Spahn & Rose family of companies, which includes Dunn Lumber, Metro Building Products, City Lumber and Still Lumber. These employees are recognized for high levels of customer care and significant contributions to their team. Employees can be nominated for the monthly Above & Beyond Award by coworkers, supervisors and customers.

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When a customer submits (or walks in with) a review, any employees mentioned are nominated for the honor. Customers can also nominate employees for Above & Beyond through Spahn & Rose’s social media channels, including Metro’s Facebook page and Spahn & Rose’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Lyon and other monthly winners of the award receive a $100 Visa gift card and are eligible to be named Employee of the Year, which includes a $1,000 award