Assistant Chief Engineer Jack Hollis was presented the President’s Volunteer of the Year award from the Houston Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) at the organization’s annual luncheon, Dec. 4, 2015. Hollis was recognized for his contributions as co-chair of the Houston BOMA Engineer All-Star Maintenance Olympics.
“I’m very proud and honored to receive this award,” said Hollis. “The committee that I worked with helped make this possible. Just to participate in creating the games was exciting in itself.”
The Engineer All-Star Maintenance Olympics pits engineering teams from different property management companies against each other in a quest to win the Golden Wrench. The committee for the event was added in 2014 with the purpose of engaging engineers in the organization.
“Jack was very passionate about developing this committee, setting up games that would pose a challenge, and of course, pitting engineers against each other to bring the best and brightest to the forefront,” said Karen Tucker, vice president and general manager for JLL at Life Science Plaza, where Hollis has been assistant chief engineer since June 2014.
The Engineers All-Star Maintenance Olympics challenges each team to use their education, knowledge and troubleshooting skills to complete various events within an allotted amount of time. All team members had to follow standard safety precautions and use appropriate safety equipment during each event. Participants were also required to meet HVAC, plumbing, electrical and fire codes throughout the competition.
“It’s a one-of-a-kind event that has brought property managers, building engineers, and their families together for a day of skilled games and fun,” said Hollis. “Overall it’s a great opportunity to support the Houston BOMA, while including the engineers who are usually behind the scenes, yet a vital part of our success.”
“The Maintenance Olympics is a great addition to BOMA,” said Tucker. “Thanks to Jack’s dedication it was a huge success. We are honored to say Jack was awarded the President’s Volunteer of the Year award.”
Following his success as a committee member, Hollis was appointed committee chair for 2016.
In addition to his BOMA participation, Hollis is a member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) committee, National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), and a member and past president of the Association of Chief Operating Engineers (ACOE). He was awarded the ACOE Volunteer of the Year award in 2014.
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