Meet Lorne James
We are both honored and proud to be under the leadership of a former serviceman. Lorne James is a founding member of H2O Drying Solutions. His professional focus has always been to serve our clients with fast, friendly mitigation, leak detection and mold remediation services. He joined the United States Marine Corps in July of 1991 and served our country for 4 years in the infantry. Lorne made the decision to serve while he was still in high school and was deployed to start his term very shortly after graduating. He ranked as a corporal.
His time in service offered him many opportunities for adventure and exposure to the real world. Lorne reflects that his time in the Marines was a great experience and one he would not trade for any other. He admits that his experience of being in the Military is different compared to challenges our men and women in service currently face today. He joined right after the Gulf War (Aug 2, 1990 - Feb 28, 1991). Some of his fondest memories were his training experiences in the Mountain warfare training school in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, training at the Jungle school in Okinawa, Japan, sailing across the mediterranian and black seas and training with the French Foreign Legion. He is grateful for the incredible opportunities the Marines provided him and for the long lasting friendships he formed during his Military career.
How The Marine Corps Shaped His Future As A Business Owner
Are leaders born or made? This is a question that is often asked when it comes to leadership. In Lorne’s experience, his time in the Marine Corps helped to develop his leadership skills. He learned the value of decisiveness, tenacity, problem solving. Marines know how to “adapt and overcome” in any situation.
When it comes to being a leader, Lorne speaks about the concept of mission accomplishment and troop welfare. The ability to find success while also taking care of our employees is a big and important part of the corporate culture at H2O Drying Solutions. We strive to serve our customers well and solve their often serious problems. Our employees work long and fluctuating hours serving our customers. We serve our employees by creating the healthiest work environment possible for them. There is a focus on not only the professional development of the team members but also looking for ways they can support them in their personal lives.
“We cherish God and Family here” - Lorne James
Over the years, H2O Drying Solutions has placed special effort into hiring veterans. In fact, our company has a history of employing veterans right after they leave the military. Some of these people go on to work with us for years and some just stay for a season.
“We have the privilege of serving our veterans on a daily basis” - Lorne James
Since our company’s areas of service covers the military bases in the Carolinas we have the privilege of serving and interacting with veterans and men/women in service on a daily basis.
The Marine Corps Birthday
The United States Marine Corps’ Birthday is celebrated every year on the 10th of November. This year happens to be its 244th birthday. To commemorate this significant time for Marines across the country, a traditional birthday ball with a cake cutting ceremony is held. The Birthday Ball is one of the biggest events on the Marine Corps calendar.
We encourage everyone to take a moment to appreciate all of the outstanding and hardworking servicemen and women who have made great sacrifices for our country. To them we say, Thank You! Today and always, we appreciate you! Happy Veterans Day!