Customer Service Week 2022

We’re Back!

For anyone new here, Customer Service Week is Cushing’s weeklong celebration of our teammates. We pick a theme, play games, dress up, and hand out awards for a job well done.  Post-pandemic we were finally able to gather safely as a team and get back to the fun! Our 2022 theme was:

The Name Game!

Last Bob Standing

The first day of Customer Service Week was Bob Day! We asked that everyone come dressed as a Bob (Bob Ross, Bob for Apples, Sish ke-bob to name a few). We then asked for YOUR help on social media to vote on our best Bob.

Below were some of our Best Bobs…

Bills, Bills, Bills

Second day of Customer Service Week was Bill Day!

Joining us were a couple of billboards, a very creative Billy Crystal, William Shakespeare, Billy Ray Cyrus and more!

Can you guess which Bill is which below?
A Number of Nicks

By Wednesday it was Nick Day, and the Nicks came out in droves!

There were St. Nicks, Nickelodeons, nickels, and Nick Cages… SO MANY Nick Cages…

Not Your Average Joes

Joe Day was an opportunity to celebrate famous Joes including our very own Joe Cushing!


Pat Yourselves on the Back

Customer Service Week 2022 came to a close with Pat Day!

Special appearances by St, Patrick’s Day, Safety Pat-rol, Patrick Stewart (Dr. X), and Patrick Swayze!

Customer Service Week 2022 Awards
Thursday wasn’t just Joe Day, it was also the evening of our annual company party and awards ceremony!

We celebrated anniversaries, handed out awards and had A LOT of fun. Employees are recognized for going the extra mile and working hard every day throughout the year.


Also known as Most Valuable Coworker, the Cushing team votes in a secret ballot for their MVC pick. These are the people who we can always count on, no matter how busy it is! This year, our winners were…

  1. Mariano Montes
  2. Julia Kaufman
  3. Amanda Snyder
  4. Sharika Conyers
  5. Roberto Bernal
2022 Rookie of the Year

Winners of rookie of the year are new team members who have made a tremendous impact. 2022 brought us quite a few new coworkers, so this was a tough race!

  1. Jacob Alvarado

  2. Meagan Arizpe

  3. Yvonne Aparicio

  4. Rubab Akhtar

2022 Mike Duff Award

The late Mike Duff was a Cushing leader who was always anticipating the next customer need. Not only passionate about new technology, he was creative about developing new uses for equipment already on the shop floor – and extremely enthusiastic about customer service. (He was also a lover of bonsai trees!)


2022 Carl Hansen Award

The consummate professional, Carl Hansen was known for being a most thoughtful co-worker, great listener, and calm advisor to his peers regardless of their position in the company. He was also an avid painter, so the winner of this award is given a Carl Hansen original!


2022 Go The Extra Mile Award

Customers and coworkers who want to recognize an employee can email: throughout the year. Votes are tallied and awards are presented at our company party. THIS YEAR’S WINNERS WERE:

  1. Amanda Snyder
  2. Mariano Montes
  3. Conor Harmon
  4. Luis Garcia
  5. Josette O’Neil

Here’s to another great year! These employees celebrated milestones in 2022!

Conor Harmon – 5 years

William Ivy – 10 years

Michelle Ward – 10 years

Randy Johnson – 15 years

Already Thinking About the Next One?

Thanks for reading! What will our theme be next year? Stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out previous celebrations.

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