Reitmeier is Gone Fishin’!

From system retrofits to refrigerant containment, there’s no disputing that commercial HVAC is in Reitmeier’s blood. But as it turns out, that’s not the only skill we possess – as demonstrated in our recent team event.

Reitmeier took to the seas last month, as we embarked on our annual company Salmon Derby!

Welcome aboard!

IMG_20140816_070032_656We departed the office at 4:00 am to arrive in Garibaldi for a 6:00 am departure. After learning the basics, we got right to work (some exhibiting more skill than others). It took some getting used to, but before long we were all master fishermen. This also proved to be a learning experience for some of our party, as Nate and Wyatt learned some valuable lessons about the difference between males and females…

The air was crisp and cool, and the fish were plenty. We spent the day reeling in bottom fish and pulling up crab pots, and are proud to announce that every member of our party caught a fish. And the success didn’t stop there – the millennials on our team were responsible for pulling up the crab pots, which yielded an amazing 37 crabs.

IMG_20140816_104019_326Honorable Mentions

The entire Reitmeier team deserves recognition for their sportsmanship on the water – but there were some impressive achievements that did not go unnoticed.


  • True to his name, Jimmy Fisher won the award for the most fish caught.
  • Joe Higby took home the gold for the biggest fish.
  • Devon Brown made us all proud with his rarest fish award – an impressive feat, since he unfortunately didn’t catch any fish two years ago.
  • And, not to be forgotten, our own president Jeff Nusz received the honorable fewest fish award.

Upon return Robyn met us at the dock with camouflage, Reitmeier-branded tackle boxes, Ninkasi and gift cards – to be distributed for exemplary efforts on the water.

We were even able to share our success with some of our clients, since Dick embarked on a fish delivery run the following Monday.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event, and we’ll see you at next year’s Salmon Derby!