Employee in the Spotlight

Robert Murillo expands his skills with training though scholarships

  Robert Murillo has enhanced his skills and knowledge during his 3-year tenure in our Maintenance Department. He and fellow Maintenance tech Tony Castorena both applied to, and received, KBH Maintenance Scholarships, using the funds to complete training at a Cicero trade school where they became certified as HVAC technicians. Within the last year, he and Tony also attended electrical classes twice a week in West Chicago to hone their electrical expertise. They both previously attended electrical classes at Joliet Junior College. “It’s been very helpful to take the additional classes and get certified. We know we can help our residents more with their maintenance needs,” Robert said.

On a typical work day, Robert responds to calls at our Manor Home, Woods cottages, and Godair Park. The most urgent calls receive priority attention. Initial calls go first to Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds Adam Reyes who then assigns the crews. “I like my supervisor and we’re a great team. I really enjoy what I’m doing and I feel very comfortable at KBH,” Robert stated.

During his off hours, Robert doesn’t experience much down time as he responds to a variety of job requests for family and friends. As a trusted technician, he’s always busy. On weekends, he and his wife enjoy going to the movies and his favorite film right now is a science fiction thriller, Avatar: The Way of Water. He also enjoys spending time with his 11-year-old son who plays basketball.

Robert can be seen in the mornings making his rounds to make sure that everything is working properly on our KBH campus. If a problem occurs, he’s right there to handle the fix. “I’m satisfied when I can help our residents. If there is a repair need, I want to make things work for them. The residents know us (in Maintenance) like a big family. They feel secure and comfortable with us,” Robert said.