Kevin Fuller, General Foreman with Lewis Tree Service for over 11 years, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on July 13, 2019 leaving behind his cherished family and friends—including the entire team in Division 28 who loved and respected him.
I first met Kevin when I came into the area as Vice President. I went out to introduce myself to all the employees and listen to them. From day one, Kevin was honest and direct: two of the many characteristics that everyone appreciated. He shared everything he and his team needed for me to best support them and treat them well. Kevin was often the voice of the team and his message was always clear.
Kevin was not an authoritarian boss; he was a friend and family to everyone. He was a genuine, passionate leader who built a tight team that trusts one another and has each other’s backs. If anyone ever needed something, Kevin was there to lend a hand and vice versa. His team always wanted to do the right thing to please him.
Kevin also had a great relationship with our customer. The vegetation manager at the utility used to joke that he couldn’t understand how Kevin could use his phone because his fingers were so big and nicknamed him, “Banana Fingers.” Kevin’s passing is a huge loss to both organizations.
Yet, while Kevin was a great leader, the bulk of our conversation was always about family. I can’t remember a single time when he didn’t share a personal story about his wife or kids. Above all, he was a loving and supportive father and husband.
Hey, brother. We’re going to miss you.