Rapids Foodservice Contract & Design in Marion, Iowa, was named the 2017 DSR of the Year by FE&S magazine. Green accepted his award during FE&S’ 2017 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which took place May 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.Luke Green, contract design specialist for
“FE&S is thrilled to present the DSR of the Year Award to Luke Green,” said Maureen Slocum, publisher of FE&S. “We were told by some of his colleagues early-on in the award process that Luke was a different breed of sales professional, and that proved 100 percent true. His attention to detail and ability to manage a multitude of moving parts on the job site sets him apart from the pack.”
Green saves customers time and money through his foresight in seeing — and preventing — issues before they arrive. His customers say brings ideas to the table to resolve problems in advance of them happening, with almost nothing ever fully delegated as Green prefers to stay acutely aware of every detail. He maintains a solid rapport with every welder, plumber, installer, electrician, tiler and safety officer on the work site.
After beginning his career in the Rapids warehouse while attending college, Green started to climb the ladder, the installation department being his first step. He moved on to become the warehouse’s assistant manager, then moved to the contracts department and, finally, in 20011 Green earned the sales position he had coveted. His book of business now includes clients in the business and industry sector, schools, chains and independents.
Luke was FE&S' DSR of the Month in July 2016.