Shop Employee of the Month (Day Shift) – August 2017

Shop Employee of the Month (Day Shift) – August 2017
Aug 26, 2017

Richard Gilliland

Sometimes it’s the behind-the-scenes work that goes unnoticed that is among the most important to any operation.

Such is the work performed by maintenance man Richard Gilliland, whose efforts keep the Western Window Systems shop running in peak condition. Take, for instance, his job ensuring the shop’s air compressors are fine-tuned and ready for action.

“This work goes unseen by most,” says maintenance manager Arlen Nagle. “But Richard maintains the air compressors every morning at the same time to make them run excellent.”

And with the huge new headquarters come even bigger responsibilities and challenges, like maintaining the huge building’s HVAC system.

“There are now 54 filters on the building to change,” Nagle says. “Rich now buys them, gets them to the roof, and changes them. Not an easy task!”

Beyond some of the nuts-and-bolts work that goes into his job, Richard, who has been with the company since January 2012, is known as a reliable, courteous, and respectful employee.

“Rich is a team player!” Nagle says. “He always treats everyone with respect and will help anyone on the WWS floor. Any task that Rich performs in the maintenance department makes this company a better place to work.”


ongratulations to Richard Gilliland, Western Window Systems’ day shop employee of the month for August.

Learn more about Richard Gilliland by reading his Q&A:

Where are you from?

What is your favorite song?
“Long Haired Country Boy” by Charlie Daniels.

What is your favorite sport to watch or play?

What are your hobbies?
Reading, anything outdoors.

Who do you look up to or admire?
My brothers and sisters, fantastic and amazing siblings.

Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
South America.

If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Ass in a lawn chair, toes in the sand! Not a care in the world, drink in my hand!

What is your favorite family recipe?
Barbara’s green chile.

What is your favorite movie?
The Milagro Beanfield War.

What is your biggest success up until now?
Being married to my beautiful wife Davelle.

What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
The people!!