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Employee Spotlight: Bryan Hooks

SAY HELLO TO BRYAN HOOKS!

Bryan works as an Outside Rental Salesperson in our Oklahoma City branch. He likes to begin each day just before sunrise, to make time to deliver “happies” (cookies or donuts) to his clients’ jobsites and research new potential partners. While visiting clients he may find himself taking measurements and making recommendations to assure each customer has the perfect piece of equipment.

With great pride, Bryan and our rental team work together to provide equipment with competitive pricing & delivery to meet the customers’ needs. This often includes thinking strategically to provide innovative solutions when issues arise. When speaking with Bryan he states, “I believe every interaction, transaction, or piece of equipment associated with my name should be of the highest quality. I also take pride in simply doing what I say I will do for my customers, every time.”

Growing up in Newcastle and currently residing in Edmond, Bryan knows the Oklahoma City area very well. On the job he works to make sure each customer is confident that all their rental needs are met, within their requested time frame. “I ensure customers know that we are problem solvers, not just order takers.” Bryan continues, “Repeat business is the lifeline of sustainability, so customers satisfaction with each transaction is of utmost importance.”

In addition to being a customer favorite, Bryan lives a very active life. When asked, he mentions he could not live without Jesus or his children, Eli, Noah & Micah. He enjoys playing golf and attending college football games. After work and on the weekends, you can find Bryan enjoying a game of catch with his youngest son, who is also the quarterback for his high school football team. He also enjoys grilling for his older sons and their friends and meeting for lunch & church.

When asking about Bryan’s past, he mentions that in his days at the University of Memphis, he was crowned Tush Push King of Memphis; he even has the belt buckle to prove it! While in Memphis, Bryan studied Sales & Marketing while playing college baseball. He even played semi-pro after graduation.

In his time at Hugg & Hall, he has worked hard to make everyone smile. With the world on hold because of COVID, Bryan wanted to bring cheer to not only our customers but to the people of Oklahoma City. He dressed in one of his dad’s famous costumes, the Easter Bunny, and waved to passersby traveling on Interstate 35 from a 40 foot scissor. Helicopters from at least two local news stations covered the story and a reporter interviewed him for the evening news.

Bryan’s favorite thing about working for Hugg & Hall has been the teamwork atmosphere and “never say no” attitude. He says, “We have a competitive yet family-oriented sales and management team that always work collectively to help employees achieve our goals.” Hugg & Hall would like to send a huge thank you to Bryan Hooks for his hard work and positive attitude as an Outside Rental Salesperson.

 

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Volvo, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

Employee Spotlight: Britney Vick

“Ask Britney!Britney Vick

Hometown?

Camden, AR

Family?

One son, Roen, that is 11 years old and will be attending 6th grade this year.

What does your typical day at work look like? Daily job duties?

I feel like I do a little bit of everything lol! But a quick way to sum it up would be that I help manage the daily operations of our service department, and make sure our operations are going as smoothly as possible. I’m constantly on the phone assisting technicians and making sure they are getting everything they need to handle a job, communicating with customers and doing everything we can to accommodate any requests they have of us, and helping my fellow coworkers with anything they’re unsure of (I think one of the most common phrases around here is “Ask Britney!” haha).

How long have you been with Hugg & Hall?

10 years

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

Honestly, the people I work with! Even though there are days we all drive each other crazy, I wouldn’t trade them for the world! We have a great group of people here, and it makes a huge difference being able to come to work and having a good team to work with every day!

Have you had other roles while working here? Did you work in the industry before Hugg & Hall?

I started out at Hugg & Hall as a Service Administrator, was then moved into the Field Service Coordinator position and have since been promoted into the Field Service Manager/Coordinator role.

Before coming to Hugg & Hall I was still enrolled in college (for dentistry) while working part time. I got a call from Tracey Gibbs asking if I would be interested in the Service Administrator position that they had open and I honestly thought I would just be here for a couple of years until I had to move again to continue school. After I got my first degree, I was going to just take a “break” from school for a semester or two. But I enjoyed working here and loved the people I worked with, so I never did end up going back! Here I am, still here 10 years later, and hopefully many more! I definitely went into a totally different career than what I originally planned!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love spending time with my family and that’s mostly where you’ll find me in my free time. I like to travel, and I definitely think experiences are way more important than materialistic things. I try to make memories with the people I love more than anything else!

 

What are your passions?

Outside of work, I would have to say I’m most passionate about children. This past year I completed my 5-year term being a volunteer/board member for the non-profit organization National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA). Their focus is meeting the needs of children in our local community, spotlighting their welfare, health, recreation, culture, and education. It took a lot of time and hard work, but it was so rewarding! I’m enjoying having free time, but definitely look forward to getting involved with another non-profit organization.

What’s something that the people you work with might be surprised to know about you?

This isn’t a surprise to most of my coworkers in El Dorado, but for the rest of the company a fun fact about me would be that I’m a 2nd generation employee. My mom started working for Hugg & Hall when I was five years old and worked here for 13 years before she “retired” after I graduated high school. Today, there are several employees still working that have been here from the beginning of my “Hugg & Hall life.” I honestly feel like I grew up here and Hugg & Hall is my family!

 

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

 

Employee Spotlight : Trey McClenahan

Meet Trey McClenahan!

Trey works as an Industrial Truck Salesman in our Little Rock, AR location and has been with the company five years!

On a typical day, Trey keeps busy by selling forklifts, meeting new customers and providing solutions to their needs. When asked what his favorite thing about his job was, Trey replied, “There is a new application every day, no two days are ever the same”.

Trey has a long history with Hugg & Hall. In 1997 his mother, Neeli Kinzler, started working here. Trey would often come with her to the office when it was “still okay to bring your kids to work”. Later, he came back to his Hugg & Hall roots and interned at our Jonesboro location as a sales intern while attending Arkansas State University. Now, Trey is officially a part of the Hugg & Hall sales team!

When Trey is away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tessie, and their two dogs Bama and Harper. Other than his family, Trey also has a passion for two of his favorite hobbies – duck hunting and fishing which he tries to enjoy every chance he gets.

We are thrilled to have Trey as a part of the Hugg & Hall family!

 

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

Employee Spotlight : Chris Tilton

Meet Chris Tilton!

Chris works in our Springdale, Arkansas location and has been with the company for 6 years! Over the years Chris has held many positions within our company. Originally hired on as an equipment inspector, he quickly moved to a utility services technician, eventually becoming a shop service technician.

“I enjoy having the combined knowledge and safety of all our techs on-site! My favorite part of my job is when I get to fix something new to me.” explains Chris when asked about Hugg & Hall.

Chris was born and raised in Huntsville, Arkansas and continues to call it home to this day. He and his wife Lara share two beautiful children, a son and a daughter named Dalton and Rose! 

Outside of work, he enjoys playing with his kids, fishing, working on cars and shooting his guns. A little known fact about him is that he can play the piano!   

The company would like to send out a huge thank you to Chris for all of his hard work and dedication over the years, we are lucky to have you!

 

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

 

Employee Spotlight : Edwin Espinoza

Meet Edwin Espinoza!

Outside Rental Sales – Tulsa Branch

As one of the newest additions to the Hugg & Hall rental team, Edwin works as an Outside Rental Salesman at our Tulsa, Oklahoma location! 

Edwin was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Tulsa. Outside of work he enjoys eating healthy and working out to stay in shape!

Edwin is married to his high school sweetheart of 11 years, together they have two beautiful children. When asked about his family Edwin explains “I enjoy any family time possible, it can be doing absolutely nothing, but as long as I am around them, I enjoy it.”

He says he enjoys working for Hugg & Hall because his co-workers are very helpful and always there to help when he doesn’t know about a piece of equipment or its process!

We would like to thank Edwin for all of his great work so far — we are happy to have you on the team!

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

Employee Spotlight : John Sefcik

Collaborations and growth are continuously occurring at Hugg & Hall.  With this growth, we have acquired phenomenal employees that now call Hugg & Hall home. One of our newest employees, John Sefcik, made the transition to Hugg & Hall with the redistribution of Scott Equipment Companies Toyota Material Handling brand. His combined service marks 24 years! 

SAY HELLO TO JOHN SEFCIK

Sefcik works as a Sales Representative in Central Louisiana. In his 24 years of service, he has been in several different positions including Outside Rental Sales & Construction Equipment Sales. His tenure in the industry began soon after his graduation from Louisiana College with a BS in Business Administration.

There is great commitment and pride that goes into being a Sales Representative. John says the job, “keeps him on the move interacting with customers in all kinds of industries.” He wants customers to reach out to him for anything. Even if he cannot help, he will get the customer to someone who can help.

John’s understanding of the local industry comes from his upbringing in Alexandria.  Today he, his wife and daughter live just across the river in Pineville, LA. In his free time, Sefcik enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family.

Over the years John has realized he cannot go without his morning coffee. When asked what he wants customers of Hugg & Hall to know he said, “We are a great team of people and good at getting things done!”

Hugg & Hall would like to thank John Sefcik for his tenure and dedication to hard work. Without his attention to detail, customers would not receive the exemplary service Hugg & Hall is known for.

 

 

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

Employee Spotlight : Emily Altazin

Emily Altazin – Service Administrator – Baton Rouge

Meet Emily Altazin!

Emily is a Service Administrator at our Baton Rouge branch and has been in the service industry for almost six years. When asked what a typical workday looks like, Emily says “I begin my day by checking and posting payroll. Once that is finished and balanced, I start going through work orders to prep and bill out. By the afternoon, I go through any invoices that need to be submitted for payment, and review and schedule any Safety Alliance training that our technicians need.”

Emily’s favorite part of her job is “definitely the people, we are a family”! A special memory she has while working here was after the flood of 2016. “Since we all live in different areas, some of us took longer at coming back to work. Some of our coworker’s houses flooded while others had family that were affected. It was such a hard time. I remember my first day back, everyone was waiting outside to start the day, and when I walked up, every single person came to hug me. It was emotional and truly showed how caring and great the people I work with are. As everyone slowly came back to work on different days, we welcomed them back with a hug”!

Before her role as a Service Administrator, Emily worked as a Rental Coordinator for Scott Equipment and a Fingerprint Analyst for the Louisiana State Police. Something that you may not know about Emily is that she is terrified of crowds! If she weren’t in the service industry, Emily would “probably be an Office Manager or work in accounting”.

Emily was born and raised in Denham Springs, LA and still lives there with her husband of 19 years Jason, daughter Fallon (age 13), and dogs Sven (age 5) and Gumbo (age 6 months). Outside of work, Emily enjoys camping, hanging out and cooking with family and friends, and LSU football!

When asked to give advice to others in a similar profession, Emily says to “be patient and kind”. We agree, Emily, and are so glad you’re a part of the Hugg & Hall team! We appreciate you!

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

Employee Spotlight: Rhonda Griffith

Meet Rhonda Griffith!  Rhonda has been with Hugg & Hall for 20 years and works as our Accounts Payable Manager at the company’s corporate location in Little Rock, AR. 

Griffith is originally from Carlisle, AR and currently resides there, but spent most of her life in Hazen, AR.  Griffith is happily married to her high school sweet heart, Marty and they will celebrate 36 years in May. They have two children. Their daughter Ashley and son-in-law Kyler live in Cabot, AR where Ashley is a family nurse practitioner.  Their son, Martin and daughter-in-law Courtney live in Little Rock, AR but travel a lot since Martin is a welder and inspector for 798 pipe liners. In December, Martin and Courtney welcomed Griffith’s first grandchild, Katelynn. Griffith stated “we are so excited to be Gigi and Pop!”.

Griffith enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and has a “green thumb”. She loves planting and watching her flowers grow. In the summer, you can “find me relaxing by the pool,” said Griffith. Something you might be surprised to learn about Griffith is she was crowned Rodeo Queen and spent most of her childhood on a horse and traveling to horse shows and rodeos.

Griffith says a typical workday is “Crazy – but I love it – lots of invoices, interruptions, and lots of money being spent”. Her daily job duties include managing a “great group of employees, along with vendor invoices and check disbursements, all the while maintaining a strict schedule to keep us on good terms with vendors”. Each month includes 8000+ invoices to process for payment, fuel cards for over 350 company vehicles and corporate credit cards to maintain. All this keeps Griffith and her team very busy. “I love what I do, but it’s not just the job, it’s the people…I love my Hugg & Hall family!” Griffith stated.

We are thankful for Griffith’s years of dedicated and loyal service.

 

 

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Employee Excellence: Brandon Brantley

“There are employees that work hard daily who may not get an “atta-boy”, “great job” or an “I appreciate you”. I wanted to make sure Brandon Brantley knew we appreciated him and that he did a great job.” – Justin Hines, Nexans AmerCable

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company has a quality standard that is beyond many other companies; Brandon Brantley has gone above the standard of excellence to best serve clients in our El Dorado, AR location.

Brantley works as a delivery driver for Hugg & Hall and started with the company a month ago. He conducts day runs between Hugg & Hall locations, as well as deliveries to customers. In his short time with the company, he has made a significant impact in the delivery division. Brandon said that his favorite thing about being a driver for Hugg & Hall is, “interacting with the customers.”

Brandon’s hometown is Farmerville, Louisiana where he currently resides with his wife Nikki. He has his hands full with a son, Logan, daughters Macayla and Karlee, and a granddaughter Paisley-Brooke. He enjoys spending time with his family and has a passion for horses & equipment. You may also be surprised to know that he is afraid of heights.

In his first few weeks, Brandon has noted that every day is memorable. If he weren’t currently working for Hugg & Hall, Brantley mentioned he would like to operate equipment. He thinks it is important for others in the profession to, “Never take safety for granted.”

Hugg & Hall would like to thank Brandon Brantley for his hard work; welcome to the team Brandon!

 

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.

Employee Spotlight : Claude Martin

Meet Claude Martin!

Claude Martin – Delivery Department Manager

Martin works at the company’s Springdale, Arkansas location and has been with the company for 25 years! Martin has had a hand full of roles at Hugg & Hall during his career. He started out as a Rental Coordinator, eventually moving to Outside Rental Sales, then becoming the first Fleet Maintenance Coordinator in the company! 

Now,  Martin continues his journey with us as the Delivery Department Manager.  With Hugg & Hall having locations spanning three states, managing these delivery departments keeps him busy!

“I enjoy the day to day challenge of making things happen!” said Martin when asked about his favorite part of his position.

Martin is originally from Littleton, Colorado and moved to Arkansas in 1979. He and his wife share three beautiful daughters, five grand-kids, and one great grandchild! 

When asked about his family Martin said,  “I am so very proud of all of them!”     

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and being outdoors.  

The company would like to send out a huge thank you to Martin for all of his hard work and dedication over the years, we are lucky to have you!

 

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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.