Jo Harrel, Service Administrator for Damuth Trane, has retired as of Monday, August 8, 2022. Jo joined the company in August 1990 as an office assistant and receptionist after answering a blind ad in the newspaper. A few years later in 1994, she migrated to the Service Team where she has remained since. Her most recent position was as Service Administrator in which she provided administrative support to the Service Team and back-up support for fellow Service Team members.
Bob Gunderson, Service Operations Team Leader said of Jo: “She always made it her mission to go above and beyond the call of duty. We value Jo’s spirit of kindness and helpfulness shown to both her fellow team members and our clients over the years. She will be missed!”
Jo has always been active in company and community events. She was a member of Damuth Trane’s Quality Council from 1992-1996 where she helped to plan and organize internal company events and community efforts such as the annual United Way Day of Caring. Additionally, she served as a facilitator for Damuth’s Shared Values training for associates in 1997 after completing a “train the trainer” course. In the community, she was a member of the United Way of South Hampton Roads’ Keel Club since 2015 in recognition of her level of contributions to the agency. She also regularly participated in the United Way’s Day of Caring and charity races such as The Bra-ha-ha and Surfers Healing 5k on behalf of the company.
Jo resides in Portsmouth, VA where she’s looking forward to enjoying more quiet time in retirement with her dog, Rosie. In her free time, Jo and her two sisters like to go on weekend trips, antique shop, and explore Hampton Roads together which they plan to do more after retirement. On her time with Damuth Trane, Jo expressed: “I thank Damuth for the numerous opportunities for professional and personal development that they provided me over the past 32 years. It has been a pleasure working with everyone here - it has been such a great experience. I am so proud to have been a part of this company’s growth.”
Congratulations on retirement, Jo! Damuth Trane is thankful for your many contributions over the years.