Pride of Workmanship nominations close soon

IF you are a Maleny business operator, organisation or member of the public, and have an employee or know an individual, local supplier or volunteer who deserves recognition for their awesome service excellence, then be sure to nominate them for the Rotary Club of Maleny’s Pride of Workmanship awards before July 31.

The awards provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to show its appreciation of great service and to celebrate workplace excellence.

Joel Arvela, from Maleny Accident Repair Centre, was nominated by his employer, Juan Perez, for his commitment, dedication and technical skills.

Juan said that Joel had joined the business when he first opened it in 2019. Joel had a great eye for detail, restoration expertise and provided thoughtful mentorship and encouragement to younger staff.

“The work that he does is fantastic and admired by many in the trade. I am super proud that he works at Maleny Accident Repair Centre,” Juan said.

Joel is pleased to have been nominated and have his work acknowledged. He said it was the first time in 36 years that he had received such recognition.

Joel said he always took care and the time to do his best, and every car he worked on he treated as if it was his own.

“I enjoy all aspects of panel beating and have a lot of experience doing smash repairs and restoration work,” Joel said.

“With restorations, I’ve worked on many cars over the years and it’s satisfying to be able to bring an old vehicle back to life.”

All nominees will receive a plaque recognising the extra effort and pride taken in their work at a presentation dinner on Saturday, August 21.

The nomination form is quick and easy to complete with a maximum of 300 words.

Use this link or email for a nomination form.

Photo: Juan, Paulette and Joel