John Sadl Award Winner – Byron Clinkscale


Congratulations Byron Clinkscale!

It’s that time of year again, where we nominate, vote and award our coveted John Sadl Award!

John Sadl was a valued and beloved team member, husband, father, and friend. In February 2012, John died tragically in a snow skiing accident. John had an intense drive to learn, grow, and serve. He was not one to stand around and accept the status quo. Instead, he regularly stepped in when a situation wasn’t living up to his high expectations and did something productive to help.

Woodard awards one team member each year who lives our Core Values (even when no one is looking), just as John did. We recognize a person who mirrored the caring and compassion with which John served his family and friends, as well as someone with John’s intensity and curiosity to learn and grow, every day.

In order to be considered for the John Sadl Award, one must first be nominated by their co-workers. Once all nominees have been submitted, our Executive Team narrows it down to a handful of finalists. Each finalist is shared with the company, including a summary of all of their nominations. The final decision is then turned back over to the company. Each team member then had the opportunity to vote for one finalist they felt was most deserving of the John Sadl Award.

And the winner is….Byron Clinkscale!

Byron is a Crew Chief (technician) for our Residential Cleaning Services Team since 2001. He’s an expert in his field and often takes the time to share his knowledge with others. The first thought that comes to mind when you mention Byron is excellence. Excellence in his quality of work, excellence in customer service, and excellence in character. He is also the type of person that will go the extra step for anyone. Not only is Byron a hard, dedicated worker, but continuously shows compassion towards his coworkers, friends, and family. Bryon will always take the time out of his day to ask how you’re doing and to catch up with an old friend.

Not only is Byron a beloved team member, but our customers adore him just as much! Just check out these compliments that we’ve received from Woodard customer’s who had the pleasure of having Byron as their cleaning technician:

“Byron is the absolute best! He has the answers and if he doesn’t he gets them. He takes great pride in his work and it shows.” – Megan C.

“Byron was fantastic! He was very courteous and professional. Before doing anything he asked me a number of questions so he could determine the best cleaning methods for the different pieces. He customized the solutions to different upholstery needs. I could tell he cared about my furniture too and wanted to ensure things were done right. He gets an A+++ rating! ” – Melissa H.

“Byron did an amazing job. He was here for quite a while and did not stop. Great employee!”. – Sue G.

These are just a few of the many, many compliments that we receive for Byron. He is truly deserving of this award and we are honored to have you as a member of the Woodard team!

Thank you, Byron, for your hard work, knowledge, and constant dedication to your customers, team, and Woodard.

On behalf of everyone here at Woodard – Congratulations, Byron!


About Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy Woodard. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Woodard services the greater metro area (Illinois, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, and many more). Woodard is proud to serve as the preferred provider for cleaning & restoration services. Our cleaning services include carpet, hard surface, furniture, and rug cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. We also provide water, fire, board-up, storm and smoke restoration services for residential and commercial clients. For information or questions submit a form online or call us at 314-227-3932.

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Updated 02/03/2017