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March 2021 Employee Spotlight: Ben Gill

Serving with honor & integrity at Knight for over 2 years

This month we spotlight Ben Gill, a Technician in the Installation department from Richardson, Texas, working out of the Dallas office at Knight Security. In this spotlight, Ben shares what is most rewarding about his experience working at Knight, what brought him to the company, what keeps him busy in his spare time, and what may surprise others about him! Read on to learn more.

Do you have any certifications or degrees?

I am certified in Milestone, DMP, Multimeter and Genetec, and S2. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry, I’m a licensed and ordained minister and I’m an Eagle Scout!

How long have you worked at Knight Security Systems and why have you chosen to work here?

I worked with Knight through a temp agency for about 6 months and then I was hired on and have been here for about a year and a half. I was looking for a job and I knew a Project Manager here in Dallas and he hooked me up.

What has been your favorite memory/achievement while working at Knight Security Systems?

My favorite memory would probably be the Branch Christmas Party 2019. It was fun getting everyone together, but it was also nice to see people outside of the office. I got to meet family members I’d only previously heard about and I got to see people out of their uniform for probably the first time!

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I enjoy being on my feet and going to all kinds of different places. Every day is something new. I also enjoy working with lots of different people from lots of different places.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I have a wife and two young kids at home, so spare time doesn’t come around often. When it does, however, I still like to spend it with the family. I usually don’t know what to do with myself if I’ve got the day to myself.

What are some of your hobbies?

I don’t have any major hobbies, I just have lots of minor hobbies. I like playing guitar, building furniture, graphic design, volunteering with the youth group at my church, and most anything outside, especially camping/backpacking.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Of all the advice I’ve received, the most important ones can’t be defined down to a single line or sentence. Probably the most important would be to watch the way I treat people. Regardless of who they are, how they act, or where they’re from, the most important thing about any job or anything I do in life is what my relationship with people looks like.

What’s something about you that may surprise us?

Most people don’t know that I was a Youth Pastor for 7 years before I came to Knight. I graduated with a 3-year degree from a Bible College and came to Knight with no experience or knowledge, only a will to work hard and learn fast.