Matt Colgrove joined the Meco family in May of 2017, and he works as a service technician at the Augusta branch. Before working at Meco, Matt sold cell phones. He heard about Meco from a friend and was quickly hired on. He loves that Meco is family-oriented, driven, reliable, and friendly. Getting to learn the POS side of the retail fueling industry as well as watching things run after having been down or broken, has been very rewarding for him.
Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters when he is not at the office or on a job site. He loves to grill out, watch baseball, and shoot pool. He even went to Las Vegas to shoot pool in a national tournament and placed 5th in the nation! Many of Matt’s favorite memories though are ones he has made with his family. As a kid, he loved when his dad would wake him up at midnight to watch the three stooges and eat ice cream, and his biggest dream is to be the best husband to his wife and the best father to his little girls that he can be.
Matt is hardworking, caring and dependable. He is always willing to help wherever he is needed at Meco without complaint. He views success as being surrounded by people you love and care about, and he feels that here at Meco. We can’t wait to see Matt continue to grow within the team at Meco for many years, and we are so thankful for all he does!
Jeremy Youngblood joined Meco in June 2014, and his brother, Josh, followed shortly after in October 2014. Jeremy is a service technician for the Augusta branch, and before his time at Meco, he was a small engine repair man. He had the skill sets for technician work already, so he learned things quick! Being part of the Meco family and receiving hands on training for his job, expanded his knowledge of our industry as well as given him a company that stands behind their employees and treats them like family. The most challenging part of his job is working with dispensers due to the extensive types of repairs that they can potentially need; however, he enjoys all the projects he has been a part of and enjoys taking on new challenges each day.
At home, Jeremy loves to spend time with his wife and daughter as well as their dog and cat. They love to be active and outside, especially hunting and fishing. He enjoys playing golf in his free time and is secretly great at ping-pong! He also loves to travel, with his favorite trip being his honeymoon with his wife in Jamaica. If Jeremy could have any other job for just a day, he would be an archaeologist and might be the next man to discover the next big artifact to uncover more of ancient history! He also loves rock music like Linkin Park, and many movies, especially Marvel ones.
Jeremy is kind and funny, and he always gives 100% at everything he does. His biggest pet peeve is not completing a project correctly, so he always seeks to get the job done efficiently as well as correctly. He looks forward to continuing to grow at Meco and maybe become a service manager at one of our branches. We are thankful for Jeremy and all the hard work he does at Meco, and we look forward to seeing him continue to grow here at Meco!
Danny has been with the Meco family for several years as part of our Install team for our Greenville branch. Meco has helped him learn new skills that continually improve his work. Before he worked at Meco, he was a telemarketer, and he loves that his “office” is now outside. Although his work at Meco at times can be challenging, especially when having to travel, he enjoys setting tanks and learning everything there is to know about the industry. Danny loves the family environment at Meco and having opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
At home, Danny loves spending time with his family and watching TV. He enjoys relaxing and enjoying quiet moments or putting on one of his favorite shows, Chuck. Family is very important to him, and one of his favorite memory as a kid was going to work with his dad. Danny also loves music, especially Metal, football, and traveling. He would love to eventually travel the country and sight-see across the United States.
Danny is loyal, honest, and trustworthy, and he always determined to grow, learn and improve in his field. He enjoys problem solving and finding ways to be more efficient in his job. He hopes to continue working and growing with Meco for many years to come. We are so thankful that he joined the Meco family!
Amanda joined the Meco family this past January as the AP Clerk for our Augusta branch. Before she worked at Meco, she was an EMS Dispatcher. She was ready for a change of pace though and discovered Meco through an online ad. She applied and shortly after, joined the Meco family! She hopes to continue to gain knowledge and experience by working with our accounting and admin teams.
At home, Amanda loves spending time with her boyfriend, Ryan, and their lovable pup, Bailee Kinsi. Amanda is a huge Alabama football fan and loves all things outdoors! She and Ryan love to hunt, fish, go to the lake, and much more! She also has a big heart and enjoys helping others. Her favorite trip was a volunteer missions trip to Uganda, and she lives out her faith daily in how she loves others. At one point she pursued nursing, but changed her mind and decided to pursue becoming an EMS Dispatcher. If she could have a different job for just a day, she would love to spend a day as a nurse again.
Amanda is bubbly, bright, and brings so much positivity to our team. Her hard work ethic and can-do attitude make her an integral part of our Meco family. She has been a huge help to our accounting and admin departments, and we don’t know what we’d do without her. We are so excited for all that her future holds as she grows with Meco for many years to come!
John Magee is our Managing Director and has been with Meco since December 2007. He oversees project development and manages our install team. Before joining Meco, John worked as a Medical Device Product Developer, but a phone call to a friend led him to Meco. Restructuring the company has been John’s favorite project so far, and he has loved being able to take on many new challenges here at Meco. John love his co-workers and being a part of a company that is strong, growing and honest.
At home, John enjoys spending time with his wife, Darlene, their four kids and their grandchildren. John loves to cook, and he is always trying a new recipe. In fact, aside from his wife, John said he can’t live without potato chips or his Big Green Egg. John loves all Sports, but his favorite is curling. He also enjoys traveling, and one of his favorite trips was the Key West. He’d love to eventually have a beach house and to drive from one end of the Keys to the other. He also enjoys fishing and jet skiing with his family.
John is caring, honest and funny, and he always can make anyone in the office laugh. He is hardworking and knows when to be serious and when to be more relaxed. John is a great organizer and even with many responsibilities, he manages to balance them well. Being a part of the Meco family has given John stability as well as a group of people who support him as well as encourage him to always strive to do his best. He hopes to be with the Meco family for many more years to come and to see the company grow bigger and bigger. We are so thankful to have him on our team and look forward to seeing all he does with Meco for many years to come!
In 2015, Bill Burke met Dan Kissell, our Greenville Branch Manager, and in April joined the Meco family. Before his time at Meco, Bill worked in IT/Customer Service at a small mom and pop florist shop to put himself through school. Through his time working at Meco, he has been able to become a homeowner and grow in his career. His favorite part about working at Meco has been the sense of accomplishment that he feels with each new job, getting to see the finished look of a site after performing a full upgrade, and knowing that the work he does will bring more business to our clients.
When not on the job, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoys playing gold and watching FLCL on tv. Bill loves animals and if he could have another job for just a day, you could call him up to walk your dogs. He enjoys being outdoors, reading and metal music, and has at least one cool hidden talent that we know of – he can walk on his hands!
Bill is friendly and loyal – making him a valuable part of our team. Although the job comes with challenges, he always seeks to fulfill all obligations of the job to the best of his abilities. He is constantly seeking to improve and learn more daily about his field. He looks forward to continuing to help grow our Greenville branch, and we are so thankful for him and all he does! He is a great addition to the Meco Family!
This past summer Will joined the Meco family as an Air Compressor Technician. In his role, Meco has helped him gain better communication skills that he can apply to any job he does. Before he worked at Meco, he worked as a guard at Casinos in Los Angeles. Despite having challenges and occasional obstacles, especially learning APTORA, he enjoys the family-oriented work environment as well as the people he gets to work with daily. One of his favorite jobs has been the New Fuel Project we completed at Martin Marietta. He enjoys getting to meet new people and helping fix any issues they may be having at their site. Will loves being part of the team at Meco and having opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
At home, Will loves spending time with his wife and kids. They love going to the Columbia Zoo as a family, and at home he loves to play video games and watch his favorite show, Vikings. Some of his other hobbies include riding motorcycles with his dad and doing mechanical and electrical work. If he could have another job for a day, he would love to be an airplane pilot.
Will is friendly, kind and funny – he is always bringing a positive outlook and a good laugh to our office! He is great at working with people and has an easy-going nature, which you can see in how he serves and connects with our customers. He hopes to continue working with Meco for many years to come, with the hope of having his own service van too. We are so thankful that he joined the Meco family, and we look forward to watching him grow at Meco for many years to come!
Charles Hilliard has been a part of the Meco family since April 2017, and he works as our Commercial Sales Representative at our Augusta branch. The family environment at Meco is what hooked him in after he found a job opening for us at indeed.com. He describes Meco as a company that sticks to our core values of honesty, integrity and trust. Some of his favorite projects at Meco have been at Martin Marietta, a leading supplier of construction aggregates and heavy building materials, and SRS, the Savannah River Site which is a nuclear reservation in South Carolina.
When outside the office, Charles loves spending time with his wife, Kandice, and their seven kids – and yes, he did seven! They love having a big family, and he enjoys fishing and hunting, often bringing some of his kids along too. Football is his favorite sport, and he loves both watching it and coaching it too! Making memories with his family and loved ones follows his life motto of “living the dream”.
Charles is ambitious and hard-working as well as honest and loyal. His “can do” attitude is a great model for the values that Meco as a company holds. He’s got a good sense of humor, but he also knows when to be serious and to get work done. He has made great relationships with our customers, and always seeks to do the best he can to serve them well, because after all, “service makes the difference”. We are so thankful to have Charles in our Meco family, and we look forward to seeing him to continue to grow in our company for many years to come!
This summer Ken joined the Meco family as our Service Coordinator for the Augusta Branch. As a Service Coordinator, he can excel using business knowledge and past experiences from other jobs to grow within the company. Before he worked at Meco, he spent four years working for NHRA as a Top Fuel Drag Racing Team Member. Despite the challenge of learning all the different services we offer and each technician’s niche field, he enjoys the family-oriented work environment, the stability of the job, and the people he gets to work with daily. Ken loves having many opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
At home, Ken loves spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids. His favorite hobby of all time is Racing, but he also loves working with his hands building and designing cars and trucks. Some of his other hobbies include music and shooting – he is an expert marksman! If he could have his ultimate dream job, he’d be a Pro Racer.
Ken is loyal, trustworthy and determined – he is always willing to help and serve in any way he can, making him a great team player! He really connects well with people and has an easy-going nature; which you can see in the relationships he has started building with our customers. We are so thankful that he joined the Meco family, and we look forward to watching him grow at Meco!
Heidi has been with Meco since 2015 as our Accounting and Office Manager. Her time at Meco has helped her refine her accounting and leadership skills. Before her time at Meco, she worked doing glass etching, sign design, production and photography for catalogs as well as web design. She joined the Meco family after finding an online ad during a temp job gone bad, and she hasn’t looked back since! Her favorite things about Meco are the people she works with, the work she does, and the family atmosphere of the Meco team. Her favorite project that she has undertaken at Meco is our inventory management and accounting system, APTORA. This project has equipped her with the skill set to assist anyone in the office with APTORA assistance – she’s our APTORA wizard for sure!
At home, Heidi loves to spend time with her family. She has married to her husband, Tim, for 11 years, and together, they have a 21-yr. old step-son, Chris, a 10-yr. old daughter, Annika, a Terrier/Lab mix, Charla, a Jack Russell/Fiest puppy, Possum, and a Calico cat, Gypsy. Tim and Heidi always seem to be going and doing. Together, they enjoy remolding houses and starting new projects on their own. As a family, they love to go to baseball games, go to Six Flags, grilling out, watching movies, and playing pool. Heidi also loves crafting, baking, organizing, and photography. In fact, if she hadn’t ended up in accounting, you may have booked her for a photography shoot! Heidi and her family also enjoy taking cruises and traveling. Some of her favorite trips that she has taken are California with her parents, Oregon with her friends, hiking the Rio Grande, Niagara Falls with her grandparents, Cozumel with all her cousins, and Disney with her husband and kids.
Heidi is smart, kind and willing to help wherever help is needed. She is a team player and a valuable part of our Meco family. She is excited for Meco’s future and hopes to have more opportunities to lead in the accounting department across multiple branches. Her positive attitude, leadership, and desire to serve others, is an example of the values that we hold dear at Meco. We are so thankful for you, Heidi, and for all you do! We cannot wait to see how you continue to grow in Meco for many years to come!