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November 2021 eNewsletter

Safety today means Action tomorrow!

Employee News

State Journeyman Plumbing Test
CONGRATULATIONS to the following employees on passing their State Journeyman Plumbing Test!

Orion Leach - NWA
Juan Lopez-Parga - Fort Smith

Both men are training to become teachers for ACTA (Arkansas Construction Trades Academy).

Kudos to the Following!

Action's team of Steve Meador, Eric Robbins, Jamie Wright and Mike Whittington shot 60 at Stonebridge Meadows to win the annual Airetech Scramble. The weather was perfect and it was a real team effort where all 4 golfers contributed for the winning score. Steve putted like a professional golfer sinking several lengthy birdie putts. Big thanks to Airetech for hosting!!

Kudos to Orion Leach!
NWA Journeyman Plumber and new ACTA apprentice teacher!
Orion was praised for always going above and beyond to keep the Walmart job team happy!

Kudos to Jackie Moeller!
Jackie is a foreman, teacher and leader of many employees in the NWA region. He continually teaches and leads Action employees to have a positive attitude and work ethic.

WAY TO GO MEN!! Additional STAT points coming your way!

Congratulations, Mark Ivy!
Action, Inc. Employee of the Quarter
Mark Ivy

This is what Project Manager, Trent Keller had to say about Mark:

"Mark started working with Action back in 2003. He’s worked all over Arkansas, Oklahoma and several other states building Walmart’s and various other jobs for both the Fort Smith office and Little Rock office.

When we opened up an office in Jonesboro back in 2016 he helped me get everything up and going. He’s been a huge help from the start. When we first started over here it was just me, Mark, and one other person. Since then we’ve been averaging 10-15 employee’s year in and year out and he’s become my Superintendent over all the rest of the employees. Mark never complains when I ask him to do anything he just does it and makes it happen. He’s always on time, hardly ever misses a day of work. He’s a GREAT problem solver, good teacher, and all of his employees look up to him with respect because he leads by example. He’s been an asset from day one. 

He was born and raised in Jonesboro. He currently lives in Brookland, AR right outside of Jonesboro. If he’s not at work he’s probably working on one of his latest side by side or jeep projects with his Rottweiler named Dakota. He also spends a lot of time with this nephew."

Project of the Quarter
Jonesboro High School

Jonesboro High School, is a 3 story 74,000 square foot addition with an existing kitchen remodel. This is all at the high school campus. 

17 month project started in February 2021 and will end on July 2022.

We are doing the plumbing only.

Team Members
The Crew!
Left to right, is Jimmy Ivy Master Plumber & Foreman, Colton Binkley 3rd Year Apprentice, and Tyler Binkley 3rd Year Apprentice
Trent Keller, Project Manager

The Spotlight
Trent Keller

This quarter’s spotlight is on Trent Keller, Project Manager in the Jonesboro office.  

William Trent Keller, better known to us as “Trent”, was born in Jonesboro, AR. He attended Valley View High School in Jonesboro, and graduated from there in 2003. While in high school, he played many school sports, including tennis, shortstop and pitcher in baseball, and point guard in basketball. 

Although his heart was in sports, his career interests began to lean towards the construction industry. Consequently, after graduating high school, he enrolled and began his studies at Arkansas State University, working on his pre-req’s for a construction management degree. While attending college full-time, during the summer seasons, he worked at side jobs in construction, such as roofing, and general labor. He even worked part time for Nabholz Construction. 

After attending ASU for 3 years, he moved to Little Rock and transferred to UALR, where he graduated in 2008 with his Bachelor Degree in Construction Management. During Trent’s last year at UALR, he interviewed with Clint Elliott and was accepted into Action’s internship program. Once Trent graduated with his degree in 2008, he began working full time for Action and hasn’t stopped since.

While Trent was attending Arkansas State University, he met Lindsey Kennon. Lindsey was also attending ASU, with her major in marketing. She graduated with her Bachelor Degree in 2008 and moved to Little Rock to begin her life with Trent. Lindsey and Trent married in 2011.

For the next 8 years, they lived in Little Rock. During that time, Trent was able to work with and learn from some of Little Rock’s best minds in the business. Some of these included, Clint Elliott, Rick Evans, Jason Deblock, Rick Dunn and Bill Satzler. 

Both Trent and Lindsey loved their lives in Little Rock, but their families all lived in the Jonesboro area. And as much as they loved their lives in LR, they knew ultimately, they needed to move back. So, Trent talked with Clint and told him how much he loved his job, and was so thankful for everything that had happened, but they were moving back to Jonesboro, as it was time for them to begin a family and be close to theirs. Clint’s response was, “Let’s start an office in Jonesboro.” And that’s how the Jonesboro office came to be. In 2016, the current Jonesboro office was purchased and Trent and Lindsey moved back to Jonesboro to begin the next chapter in their lives.

Trent and Lindsey’s new life and family began in 2012, when Luke Keller was born. And in 2016, Kennon Keller was born. Kennon was named after Lindsey’s side of the family, as Kennon was her maiden name. I am told Luke is the spitting image of his dad. He loves sports to the max! He is a quarterback on the football team, shortstop and pitcher in baseball, and point guard in basketball. Kennon loves to play tee ball and is Luke’s biggest cheering section at the games!

Luke’s love of sports is no surprise, given the fact that Trent played all those sports as a child and in high school. Both boys are following in their dad’s footsteps by attending, or will be attending Valley View Schools. When asked if the boys have seen any of their dad’s pictures on the walls at school, Trent replied, “They will once they’re in high school. There might be a few sports award plaques with my name on them. And of course, my senior picture.”

Trent’s words to the young employees at Action include, “Life and work is created by hills and valleys. Keep on keeping on. There will always be stress in your life, you just need to learn how to deal with it.”

One of Trent’s favorite jobs was the ASU Press Box in Jonesboro, because it was the most time-constricted job, and the most prestigious. It was fun!

In closing, Trent and I first met back in the day when we hosted the quarterly safety meetings at the Barling office. But, the first time I ever really got to talk with him and get to know him was when we attended the high school career fairs in the Jonesboro area.  I quickly learned how strong his work ethics and family values were. Immediately, I had a strong respect for Trent Keller and what he represented; both personally and professionally.  Over the years we have worked together on many projects and I always look forward to talking with him. We always end up laughing!

I am proud to call him my friend…

Robin D’Onofrio

Welcome Alexandria Grace Grabeal!
Born: 10/09/2021
Baby Alexandria was born on October 9, 2021! She weighed 6lbs 11oz and was 20" long. Proud parents are Jackie and Michael Grabeal. Michael is a 3rd year apprentice plumber from our Barling office.
Welcome baby Alexandria!!

Welcome Larry Kingston Robinson!
Born: 08/12/2021
Larry was born at 8:51 pm on 08/12/2021, and weighed 4 lbs 5 oz!
Parents are Casey and Bradlee Robinson, daughter of Stacey & Larry G. Collins. Larry is a foreman at our Barling location.

Visit our website to learn about our
Apprenticeship Program!

Apprentice Schools

Safety Training Videos

The Action Safety Training Videos are now on the company website! You can access this page by scrolling down to the footer of the website and clicking the link "HR Videos" or follow the link below.
Safety Training Videos

Employee Suggestions
In an ongoing effort to improve our company and our employees, Action Mechanical encourages you to participate in an Employee Suggestion Form.  This form is open to all employees and can be submitted quarterly.  This provides you the opportunity to improve and benefit our company and customers. 

Suggestions that identify specific problems or opportunities and propose suitable solutions to enhance Action Mechanical's efficiency and effectiveness will be provided cash awards.  Cash awards will be authorized each quarter for employees who's ideas are adopted and implemented or result in measurable dollar savings.

Cash awards are based on the best idea each quarter.  The winner will receive $500.  An employee suggestion form is attached for your use.  Upon completion of this form, please submit to the following: or

We look forward to your participation in this program and the success we anticipate it will bring.
Employee Suggestion Form

Family Scholarship Program

Action Family Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications through December 16, 2021!!!

Action, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Follow the links below for additional scholarship information and scholarship application form.
Family Scholarship Program Information
Family Scholarship Application

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

Alan Wright - President, Dyllan Newell, Allan Newell - Father & Shop Manager

"Thank you again for your continued support for the last 4 years. This scholarship has been extremely helpful for me and my family as I continue my studies at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. I have been working on getting my bachelors degree in Media Communication for the last 3 years. As I enter my senior year, it is a blessing to know that I will be leaving my undergrad with zero debt. As through this scholarship and some others from the school and state I have been able to attend college for free and actually get paid to attend school. After my senior year, I plan to either get a job in higher education through my fraternity's main office and pursue a master's degree in business administration, or go straight to grad school for my master's. Again thank you for your support through this scholarship and helping further my education."

- Dyllan Newell

Alan Wright - President, Hunter Cook, Donny Cook -Father & Project Manager

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting higher education. It is an honor to have been selected to receive the Family Scholarship Award for the 2021-2022 academic years. My major will be in Marketing and Management at UCA in Conway, AR."

- Hunter Cook

Click here for a list of birthdays for this quarter! 

Action, Inc. 1308 Church Street
Barling, AR 72923 

Action, Inc. 18 Collins Industrial Place
Maumelle, AR 72113 

Action, Inc. 8211 East Regal Blvd. #107
Tulsa, OK 74133

Action, Inc. 105 County Road 402
Jonesboro, AR 501-607-3136 

Action, Inc. 4300 S. JB Hunt Dr. Suite 130
Rogers, AR 72756.