Employee Spotlight

Our employees at WFD are our biggest asset, contributing to the success and advancement of our company. Our spotlight page is an effort to recognize employees who make a difference and are committed to doing quality work.

 

Kevin Wetzel became a foreman for W. F. Delauter in April of 2013. Before coming to work for W. F. Delauter, Kevin went to work with his father at R.F. Kline in Frederick, MD, right out of high school and continued to work there for 38 years before leaving.

Kevin is known for his strong work ethic, timeliness and preparation for each job. He is skilled at dealing with inspectors and customers. He is safety conscious and always puts the company first. His projects have consistently finished on time and under budget.

While working in the Spring Ridge development, he took the time and care for homeowners in the vicinity of the job site. Below is a letter we received from a homeowner:

“I am writing to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to your organization and specifically for the care that your crew under the direction of Mr. Kevin Wetzel extended to my family during the recent construction work in Frederick, MD in the Spring Ridge development.

My father lives with my sister on Spring Forest Road in the Spring Ridge development, and her house is directly next to and in front of the work needed to be done to install a sewer pipeline for the houses being built behind her home.  As you are aware, the work involved tearing up the road and side yard, which often caused the entrance to their house and garage to be inaccessible.  My father is currently using a wheelchair, and requires a great deal of assistance in transport.  I was so concerned about how I was going to work around the construction work to safely get my dad to his many doctors appointments that week. 

Your crew was nothing short of amazing.  They were thoughtful to my situation, and did everything they could to ensure that I was able to get my dad out of the house and into his van.  I spoke to Mr. Wetzel about the fact that I was not able to manage the wheelchair on a steep incline (which is what my sister’s house sits on), and that my dad would need to be put in the van from the garage to limit the distance I had to push the chair.  It is difficult to express in words how thoughtful the entire crew was to making sure we could do just that!  Not just once either!  He had multiple appointments that week (it was critical that he keep those appointments, as rescheduling would have meant waiting additional months and months to be seen by these specialists) and your crew never made us feel that it was any inconvenience to them to stop and allow us to enter and exit the house via the garage.   They stopped equipment, moved equipment, and asked if they I needed anymore time to manage the situation. The level of respect they all had for our situation, and the way in which they worked to ensure our needs were met was beyond my expectation.  

My dad was so impressed on one particular occasion (as was I).  We returned from an appointment and the entrance to the house was completely cut off.  Orange cones lined the area in front of the driveway, and massive equipment was in use.   When we approached, they stopped the machinery, moved the machinery and  the cones to allowed us to pass so I could unload dad in the garage!   Not only did that ease my dad’s mind –as he did not want to cause any disruption to the construction, nor did he want any “special” attention, but the way in which they just did what was needed without it being any big deal, made him feel so much like he was not a “problem” to be dealt with.  That was really a wonderful and very thoughtful thing your crew did  for us.  When I thanked them for such kindness, they shrugged it off as no big deal, and simply indicated that our comfort during the construction was as important as the work they were doing, and not to give it a second thought.  Well, I did give it a second thought, and I am so sorry for my delay in following up with you after my initial call to your office, as I shared my dad’s health continued to decline and he was hospitalized shortly after we spoke.  He is out of the hospital and in rehab at this time.  

Honestly, I have shared the story of how amazing your crew was to us during that time with several people.  It made a emotionally and physically difficult time less so for my dad, me and all of our family. Thank you so much for whatever it is you do to share such a work ethic with your team members!  It does make a difference, and for that I will always remain very grateful to WF Delauter.

I hope you will extend my heartfelt thanks to Kevin Wetzel and his crew.  They really deserve it!

Warm Regards,

Karen Goss

Kevin loves to hunt…(just deer) and is busy with that, in any free time,  from September through January.

He spends a lot of time with his three children and six grandkids…and loves attending all their sports games ….. baseball, lacrosse, basketball, and soccer.

Kevin likes to vacation anywhere warm! He also likes Nascar. His driver is Kyle Busch #18

Thank you Kevin, for all you do!