This week we sat down with Jaime Mendez, a phenomenal member of the Deco Lighting quotes team, as he gave us a sneak peek into his experience as a Quotes Specialist. Jaime is a master of being able to deliver quality care, service and product solutions to DECO’s customers at competitive prices. Jaime has been with Deco Lighting for 10 years now and has executed several large lighting projects throughout that time. Jaime is a pioneer at the forefront of Deco Lighting, and during his tenure he has gained a huge amount of respect among members of the Deco team.
DECO: What is a typical workday like for you?
Jaime: My work day is busy, whether it’s managing our customers daily quotes needs, or being able to advise and support other departments with their needs, I always have a full plate. It’s very rewarding for me to be able to provide customers the proper care and guidance throughout their purchasing process.
DECO: What’s it like to be a part of the Quotes team?
Jaime: I have a great time being part of the quotes team, because of the different sides of Deco’s operations I get to be involved with. I find a sense of fulfillment being able to quote jobs, and eventually winning them.
DECO: What different projects have you worked on in the past?
Jaime: I’ve worked on a variety of projects throughout my years at Deco Lighting. The project that most caught my interest was a huge military base I helped cross. The most interesting part was looking at the layout of the entire base.
DECO: What are some hobbies you hold outside of engineering and the lighting industry?
Jaime: I’m basically a family man, whether it’s playing outside with my four boys or just having an overall good time with them — my hobbies usually revolve around them. I also have always enjoyed to draw in my free time.
DECO: How has your career evolved at Deco Lighting?
Jaime: I have learned a lot from how a business goes from being a mom and pop to being major conglomerate, and how interesting it is to grow along with a company. I have not only learned practical knowledge, but also have learned how to fine tune operational processes along with Deco’s growth.
DECO: What’s your favorite part of working at Deco Lighting?
Jaime: First and foremost, my coworkers are my favorite part of working at Deco. We have an upbeat company culture that promotes interaction and collaboration throughout departments. I also enjoy being able to provide our customers the best pricing on top-quality lighting fixtures.
DECO: In the LED lighting industry, what do you see as one of the most exciting developments in the near future that will make a large impact?
Jaime: I am interested in seeing the new technologies, and new fixture designs that will being going to market in the near future. Each application has its own respective line of suitable fixtures, and the design of these fixtures should be very interesting to see.