Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., named Joey Hall of Diamond Electric in Somerset, Key., as the grand prize winner of Klein’s 2015 Electrician of the Year award. Hall was selected from nearly 600 applicants and is recognized for his professional achievement, his company’s dedication to safety and contributions to his local community. He received a customized 2015 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab built by Addictive Desert Designs.
“I'm so thankful to Klein Tools for this honor,” said Hall in a release. “I didn't even know my son nominated me until I was named the regional winner. To be named Electrician of the Year is something I never thought would happen. I'm lucky to be able to share this experience with my family and also Klein Tools. I can't wait to drive to work every day in this truck.”
Hall, an electrician for over 35 years, owns and operates Diamond Electric in Somerset. His company has a near-spotless safety record and he encourages all employees to actively attend continuing education classes as well as first-aid training. In his community, Hall volunteers with the local little league and helped to build a brand new baseball facility. Hall also leads a team in painting the high school football field for every home game, and in church he provides food, clothes and health screenings to people in the area.
“Joey Hall embodies what the Electrician of the Year contest is all about,” said Mark Klein, president of Klein Tools. “He is known as a responsible, caring and committed professional, and it’s very clear his employees, customers and friends value the impact he has on the community.”
All six finalists were flown to San Francisco and honored during a special Klein Tools event on Oct. 5. The regional winners were awarded Klein Tools’ Ultimate Garage Package including a 41-piece Klein Journeyman Tool Set, a mini-refrigerator, golf bag, bar stools, can insulators, beverage opener tools, and peg board to hold and display tools.