Family Friday: Heather Sinyard

Meet our next Annual Service Star Spotlight of 2015, Heather Sinyard! Heather has been with Copart for over two and a half years and is currently located at Copart Atlanta East as a Title Clerk.

“When I am away, Heather goes above and beyond to make sure that not only all of our work gets done, but that no seller’s titles get ‘left behind.’ She is truly a service star!” said Kathy Somerville, Seller.

Check out Heather’s interview to learn more about her time and experience with Copart!

 

Copart Atlanta East Embraces the Spirit of Giving

Copart Atlanta East participated in a canned food drive and donated all collected items to the Shephard Staff Ministries Food Pantry.  Staying involved and active in the community is important to the staff at Copart Atlanta East. Copart’s Georgia Central Title Unit (CTU) Manager Ashley Wood brought together the idea for the office to help a local organization that would provide a direct benefit to their local community during this upcoming holiday season.

“When we began discussing the idea of a canned food drive, Shephard Staff came to mind not only because of the direct impact it has had with an immediate family member of mine in the past, but because of the generous assistance they provide to our local community in serving more than 13,000 people each year,” said Ashley Wood, Copart Central Title Unit Manager.

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Pictured from left to right: Ashley Wood, chad alexander, and Travis Howell

 

The canned food drive at the Copart Atlanta East office was held just before the Thanksgiving holiday as a way to bring awareness and show support to those in need in the local community.  Fellow co-workers filled the collection barrel with a variety of food products, including canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, noodles, peanut butter and jelly, breakfast bars, and oatmeal.

Brad Blalock, General Manager, talks about the canned food drive:

“We are a business that employs more than 45 people in this community. We want to make sure that we are taking a very active role in the community we are a part of.

I think it’s always important to give back to those that are in need because I consider myself very lucky to have a great job with a great company. This canned food drive represents the many great things that Copart does not only for its employees but its community as well.  We wanted to be a part of that.

Participating in events like this not only helps to strengthen the bonds between co-workers, but it also lets you see a different side of people. Sometimes events like this give you a little reminder of how wonderful and special your team members are; they always brings out the best in people!”

Chadrick Alexander, Assistant General Manager, also comments on the success of the event:

“For me, this canned food drive gives me the opportunity to have a positive and immediate effect on my community. It’s so important to give back because your community is your homefront.  Your community is your neighbor, a friend, and a friend’s family or loved one. It’s where you can truly see change, whether temporary or permanent, and in an area that affects you.

These kinds of events create an environment of care.  We work with each other daily and spend a lot of time with each other.  It’s great to know that our co-workers truly care for others. Doing community outreach programs like this helps with building an overall stronger relationship with each other.”

Copart Celebrates 2016 Q3 Service Star Winners

Join us in congratulating the most recent winners of the Copart Service Star award!

Throughout the year we set out to shine a light on employees from across the organization who go above and beyond their normal duties to offer exceptional customer service.

We are proud to feature our 2016 Q3 Service Star Award winners:

Yard 1 – Aritta “Lynn” McCune Yard 61 – Laura Pack Yard 137 – Nervalisse San Miguel
Yard 2 – Sandra Collins Yard 66 – Briana Wurtz Yard 139 – Sheri Newcomb
Yard 3 – Viridiana Soto Yard 68 – Kristashay Flynn Yard 143 – Michelle Hawkins
Yard 10 – Daniel Huerta Yard 70 – Robin Wilkerson Yard 144 – Sean McCallion
Yard 11 – Lahudyne Candelario Yard 72 – Robin Roney Yard 145 – Teresa Burt
Yard 14 – Morgan Beason Yard 75 – Josh Valdez Yard 146 – Wendy Jackson
Yard 16 – Dennis Tiger Yard 80 – Stephanie Fryer Yard 148 – Daisy Velasquez
Yard 17 – Robert Haggard Yard 81 – Amy Wolf Yard 149 – Chelsea Kellaher
Yard 19 – Chuck Pruitt Yard 87 – Stephen King Yard 154 – Lakisha Brunson
Yard 20 – Robert Walter Yard 88 – Leonard Royster Yard 159 – Karla Lloyd
Yard 21 – Tina White Yard 91 – Lisa Farnon Yard 162 – Shannon Flemming
Yard 23 – Christine Davanzo Yard 92 – Missy Keeney Yard 169 – Kelly Debolt
Yard 25 – Larkin Rood Yard 94 – Shawn Koch Yard 181 – Tammy Yohman
Yard 27 – Katie Brodeur Yard 97 – Rochel Hernandez Yard 201 – Rose Cameron
Yard 28 – Sonni Crespo Yard 98 – Timothy MacDonald Yard 202 – Paula Di Domenico
Yard 30 – Patricia Liquori Yard 102 – Lauren Visocsky Yard 203 – Antica “Tony” Kandic
Yard 31 – Kayla Haines Yard 104 – Ellen Pickar Dept 510 – Paul Van Dine
Yard 32 – Artia Kates Yard 105 – Beatriz Vergara Dept 511 – Yudith Cruz
Yard 34 – Stefanie Carnagey Yard 106 – James Quillin Dept 570 – Jeanette Mendoza
Yard 36 – Jeffrey Miller Yard 107 – Bethany Wilson Dept 578 – Elisha Shepherd
Yard 41 – Rafael Pla Yard 108 – Samantha Sforza Dept 581 – Tamiko Birden
Yard 42 – Eduardo Pagen-Ortega Yard 111 – Colton Peyton Dept 583 – Susan Wilbanks
Yard 44 – Eric Boldt Yard 112 – Dan Smosny Dept 584 – Angela Gillingham
Yard 45 – Maria Duran Yard 114 – Chris Harris Dept 590 – Carlos Lopez
Yard 47 – Ruby Meza Yard 117 – Crystal Watson Dept 709 – William Cupples
Yard 51 – Clint Spradlin Yard 118 – Samantha Crane Dept 710 – Shalee Sardell
Yard 53 – Brian Delmore Yard 128 – Adam Goshorn Dept 715 – Heidi Haugen
Yard 55 – Angela Grisham Yard 134 – Monica Contreras Dept 723 – Stevanus “Steven” Pradipa
Yard 56 – Janice Driggers Yard 135 – Lucybelle Carrasco Dept 740 – Patricia Whitlock
Yard 57 – Cassandra Hayes Yard 136 – Kristina Alexander Network  – Erica Pauli

We continue to be impressed with the number of nominations we receive through our online nomination form.  If you know of an employee who has delivered “5-Star” service please be sure to recognize them by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CopartServiceStar and completing the nomination form.

Family Friday: Anabel De La Mella

At Copart, we celebrate the talent, passion and dedication of our Copart family from across the globe! Meet our next Service Star Spotlight of 2015, Anabel De La Mella! Anabel is from Miami and began her career at Copart just over two years ago.

“Anabel has been very kind and helpful in the title department. She is always looking for new ways to assist me and she makes sure we don’t get backed up,” said Heyling Valdez, CSR.

Check out Anabel’s interview to learn more about her time and experience with Copart! 

Family Friday: Morgan Wessman

At Copart, we celebrate the talent, passion and dedication of our Copart family from across the globe! Meet our next Service Star Spotlight of 2015, Morgan Wessman! Morgan began her career at Copart in Sacramento in 2009 and is now an Office Supervisor at Copart South Sacramento.

“Morgan continues to demonstrate the passion, integrity and drive that makes Copart ‘who we are.’ She has been instrumental in the successful growth and adaptation of the yard,” said General Manager Michael Sprifke.

Check out Angela’s video interview to learn more about her time and experience with Copart!

Family Friday: Angela McDonald

At Copart, we celebrate the talent, passion and dedication of our Copart family from across the globe! Meet our next Service Star Spotlight of 2015, Angela McDonald! Angela has been at her current location, Copart St. Louis, for two years as a CSR.

“Angela always tries to help and be courteous.  She never fails to go above and beyond to meet our walk-in customer’s/buyer’s needs,” said Buyer, Eugene Popov.

Check out Angela’s video interview to learn more about her time and experience with Copart!

Advanced Tactical Training at Copart Altoona

From California to Florida and Montana to Alabama, Copart locations across the country host their local first responder agencies by providing safe training environments. Copart is proud to support local community efforts and offers these safe spaces for training. In August, Copart Altoona, Pennsylvania hosted two tactical training events.

The first training was an intermediate extraction training with Nanty Glo, Vintondale, Reade Township and Lower Yoder Fire Companies.

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From left to right: James Smith, Nanty Glo, Cory Campbell, Nanty Glo, Brody Lawrence, Vintondale, William Kovac, Nanty Glo, RJ Wilson, Reade Township, Robert Mayes, Reade Township, Chris Burns, instructor, Christian Tomkosky, Lower Yoder, Bryant Greene, Nanty Glo, heavy rescue officer [not pictured: Jay Jacobson, Nanty Glo, heavy rescue operator]

With the success of the first training, the Nanty Glo Fire Department teamed up with Tactical Advantage Training, LLC to hold a two-day Tactical Extraction class, an advanced extraction training. Copart Altoona was once again eager to offer their land as well as vehicles to use for the Tactical Advantage class.

“This was one of the most exciting events I have ever witnessed!” said Anita Eckenrode, GM of Copart Altoona. “I would like to give a special thanks to my yard supervisor, Tom Shaffer, who staged the vehicles with assistance from loader operator, Ron Shearer.  These guys did an amazing job making sure this event was a great success!”

Led by trainers Isaac Frazier and Christopher King from Tactical Advantage Training, members from Nanty Glo, Jackson Township, Dauntless and Carrolltown Fire Companies attended the training to learn more on the advanced tactics of extracting people from their automobiles after an automobile accident. The class went over new techniques, speed and efficiency, and complex scenarios that fire fighters may face when helping trapped individuals. In addition, a representative from Amkus Rescue Systems and Kaza Fire Equipment, LLC attended and provided insight into the various extraction tools used by the fire companies.

Are You a Good Neighbor?

It’s National Good Neighbor Day today! This is a day where we step back and look at how we can be good neighbors to each other and our surrounding communities—even as a company. Here are some of the many ways Copart strives to be a good neighbor…every day and everywhere.

Mother Nature:

We all share one neighbor, the environment.  Copart is dedicated to protecting and taking care of our environment.  This begins with our locations that house the thousands of vehicles we receive and sell.  We have very strict guidelines for the disposal of fluids and other waste. In just one year, Copart recycled 32.52 tons of material, reduced greenhouse gasses by 103 metric tons and saved nearly four thousand gallons of oil.

Even more, our company is committed to maintaining exceptionally clean and organized facilities for other neighbors who come by and visit. We don’t just rent land to house vehicles; Copart buys the properties we use and takes care of them to get the best results for the company and the best results to protect the environment.

Chamber of Commerce:

Copart locations across the country engage with their local communities and host local organizations in their own locations.

Edited IMG_0635Just this year, Copart Punta Gorda participated in their local Chamber of Commerce community team building event “It’s a Knockout.”  During this event, Copart employees got to know other neighboring businesses in the community and be a part of some great team building activities.ad6

 

Later in the year, Copart Raleigh held
an open house event for the local Ewin Chamber of
Commerce as a way to welcome their neighboring businesses and other members of the community.  Copart Raleigh was excited to get to know and build relationships with other members of the community and present themselves as good neighbors of the community.

Law Enforcement Agency Partnerships

Copart locations across the country work with their neighboring law enforcement agencies to provide safe places for their training exercises and classes. Copart prides itself on the support they give local law enforcement and one way we show our support is by opening our locations to them. Copart is the perfect setting to train both employees and K-9 units in tactical operations from any law enforcement agency. Law enforcement training has been held in California, Florida, Montana, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Colorado just to name a few!

Copart Family Health & Fitness

It’s National Family Health and Fitness Day today! Let’s take a look at some of the great things Copart family members have done to encourage health and fitness within the Copart family.

Wellness Challenge

The HR Department at Copart launched the Copart Jump Start Your Health Wellness Challenge.  Copart employees were encouraged to build teams and start logging their active minutes during a six-week period. Everyone was motivated to get moving and log their activity. Some did laps around a local mall or walked the stairs at lunchtime, while others chose to participate in Copart’s weekly Run Club on Wednesday nights. The challenge declared a first, second and third place winner for both individuals as well as teams who participated in the challenge in getting fit and healthy for the New Year. Check out our blog post to see who the winners were!

Movember

movember2Across the nation, Copart employees formed 21 teams within the MoPart network and grew their beards out to promote men’s health issues, and bring awareness to health risks and issues that predominantly affect men. Employees in the U.S. and Canada both participated and raised money to support this cause for the month of November. This past year, Copart raised $3,378 for the Movember Foundation.  It’s just another way Copart employees support and promote the health of those in the Copart family as well as our own families! Check out the blog post from Copart Movember:

Copart Running Club

At the Dallas HQ office, Copart employees formed a running club. The running club meets every Wednesday evening at Brookhaven College for those who either want to change up their normal running routine or who want to start a new fitness activity.  This running club is a great way to get to know other Copart family members during a healthy outdoor activity that ultimately contributes to your overall health and well-being.

Dodge for a Cause

In June, Copart’s very own dodgeball team, the Copart Crashers, competed in its first ever Dodgeball tournament to support Vogel Alcove, a local Dallas charity that helps and supports young children of homeless families. Thirty-two teams competed in the event to help raise $72,000 for Vogel Alcove. Not only did the team participate in an event that promotes being active, but it benefitted an organization that works to help homeless families get on track with their overall well-being and health.  Way to go Copart Crashers! Check out photos from the event: