A Heartwarming Story from Springfield, OH

August 4, 2020

Blake loves to see Driver Mike P. and our big blue truck come through his neighborhood each week. Blake is 42 years old and autistic, with a passion for garbage trucks. He even collects model garbage trucks – and currently has 300 in his collection! So, we think it’s fair to say that Blake is one of Republic’s biggest fans!

Blake and Mike have hit it off – and recently, Mike surprised Blake with some Republic gear. Mike has even taken the time to get to know Blake’s family and they truly appreciate everything he has done for their son.

Way to go, Mike, for going above and beyond!

Here are a few “Get to Know Me” questions for Mike – our Republic Rockstar of the week!

Q How long have you worked at Republic?
A 8 months

Q What do you like most about your job?
A Interacting with customers (like Blake)

Q What do you like to do in your free time?
A Boating, hot rodding, spending time with my family – Joy, Mason, and Annaston

Q What’s your favorite sports teams?
A CAVS, INDIANS, BROWNS!

What makes an employee a Republic Rockstar? Someone who is recognized by a customer for his/her superior service each day. This is a new segment –keep an eye out as we continue to recognize our Republic Rockstars right here on Blue Nation Online.