Paul Hartman – Lead Service Technician

paul hartman wins starr of the month
Congratulations to Paul who won December’s Starr of the Month! Paul is a Lead Service Technician here at Starr Systems, who we are very lucky to have. Rocky, Paul’s supervisor, says that Paul is always willing to learn something new. Clients love him and say he’s a nice guy, thorough with his work, and is a good listener. Paul genuinely takes pride in his workmanship.

I had a chance to steal a few minutes of his time before he ran out to another service call. Here’s what Paul had to say.

What’s your favorite tool?

A screw gun, simply because it makes life easier.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on and why?

A designer bought cans in Africa and I had to turn them into lights and hang them for her. Hanging decorations and making them into lights is definitely something different!

can light fixture

How did you get into your field?

Before getting into this field, I managed a Royal Farms store when I was 18 in Baltimore County. I used to work next-door to an electric company, went over there one day out of curiosity, and decided to change fields. The electric company was A&J Electric where I worked as an electrician, doing a little bit of everything.

What do you do when you’re not working?

I like to hunt, fish, go camping, and spend time with my kids. I typically hunt in Maryland and Virginia. The biggest fish I ever caught was probably a 22″ bluefish.

What’s the most complicated job you’ve worked on and why?

Troubleshooting landscape lighting! You never know where you’re going to find a problem underground. It could be anywhere and it can get frustrating.

How long have you been at Starr Systems?

About six years now.

What’s the most recent book you read, non-work related?

Not a book, but American Hunter magazine.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sarah Levine is the Marketing Manager at Starr Systems Design who just came onboard this past May. She’s an infographic nut and a forever-long Apple fan. When she’s not behind one of her Apple devices, she is often found volunteering with her dog King or spending time with her husband, Ryan.