For Steve Sonner, who has been with Hyspeco for more than 35 years, the most fulfilling part of his job is helping people improve. This mindset, as well as his passion for “excellence in doing everything,” serves him well in his role as Parker Store Retail Manager and Customer Service Representative. Previously, Steve was in outside sales, and has made the transition from working with outside to internal customers.
Steve lives by Hyspeco’s mantra: “Together We Will Be Successful.” This shows in his dedication to helping others during his many years with the company. The most rewarding part of his job, he says, is “mentoring our young people and seeing them succeed.”
Like many others, Steve considers Hyspeco family. These connections were important when Steve faced a tremendous personal challenge during his time at Hyspeco—the loss of his best friend, Tom Ralls. “We tend to care about each other,” Steve says of the Hyspeco team.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys bass fishing and “walking the weiner dogs.” He also has a “missionary heart.” He and his wife fund a church and orphanage in Kenya. Pictured here, Charlie Gwinner (left) donates his Employee-of-the Month check to Steve (right) and fellow pastor from Kenya for their church.