June Wellness Champion – Erika Fortenberry

We’d like to recognize our Lemoine Wellness Champion of the Month for June – Erika Fortenberry!

For those of you who don’t know, Erika started working at Lemoine in October of 2017 as our Chief Financial Officer. She is about to celebrate her three-year anniversary with Lemoine!

To stay healthy, Erika made a commitment to herself in January of this year to get healthier. “I’m not sure I can make a comment on ‘staying healthy’ but rather ‘getting healthier’”. Erika consistently walks a minimum of 3 miles a day and closely monitors what she eats each day. She has seen success over the last five months and recommends using the “Lose It” app.

In March, Erika implemented an intermittent fasting method (5:2). On Tuesdays and Thursdays, she fasts using a smoothie product which keeps her calorie intake around 700 calories while helping to keep her energy levels up. She says, “I actually enjoy the fasting days and the freedom to not focus on food which has given me more willpower on the days I do have to make decisions about what I eat”.

When asking Erika what motivates her to stay active and healthy, she says “My motivation was sparked by an old college friend who challenged me to help her through her weight loss journey. But even before that, I had already made the decision to focus on my diet and exercise after the results of my annual wellness screening last year”.

Erika’s advice about living a healthy lifestyle is to put yourself in the right frame of mind. “Over the years, I can look back and I now realize that I set myself up for failure. I had the idea that I had to be perfect and make all the right food decisions every single time, and not allow myself to miss a workout EVER! That is impossible! So, when I made a bad decision or missed a workout, I essentially self-sabotaged myself and called it quits! I know that sounds crazy – but it is true. I FINALLY came to the realization and mindset to address the immediate decision before me in an effort to make progress, not achieve perfection. It’s been working for me the past few months and I look forward to see the benefits in my annual wellness screening in August of this year.

Awesome job, Erika! We are so proud of you! Keep striving to be a healthier version of yourself every day!

Lemoine Employee Receives ASHRM June RISE Award

Congratulations to Lemoine employee, Dominique J., who received the June RISE award from the Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM).

The Rise Award recognizes professionals who Reach, Inspire, Succeed, and Elevate thru Human Resource development, activities, knowledge, or expertise.

Learn more about the RISE award HERE.

Lemoine Named New Orleans CityBusiness Top Winner in Reader Rankings Awards

Lemoine is honored to have been selected as the Top Winner in the Best General Contractor Category of New Orleans CityBusiness‘ 2020 Reader Rankings awards.  CityBusiness’ survey generated responses from 5,927 business professionals from across the New Orleans area.  The survey included a nomination round, followed by a voting period that determined three winners in each subcategory with one of them being the top winner.  We extend congratulations to all of the other winners and look forward to continuing to serve our community with the best construction services and the most talented personnel.

To view the entire list of Reader Rankings recipients, please visit https://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2020/06/19/announcing-the-2020-reader-rankings/.

Lemoine Earns 2020 STEP Diamond Certification

LEMOINE STEP Safety Diamond

Lemoine has earned a STEP Diamond certification, the highest safety designation achievable by ABC. STEP Diamond designated companies are an astonishing 827% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics average.
Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, ABC’s STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.
You can read more about Lemoine’s Commitment to Safety and our long-standing achievements thru the STEP program here: https://lemoinecurrent.wpengine.com/about/commitment-to-safety/