Employee Spotlight: Harry Bechtel

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Employee Spotlight

Name: Harry Bechtel

Job Title: Bus Driver

Property: University Village


1.) How long have you been with Homestead? 1.5 years with Homestead and 23 years with UV

2.) What were you doing before Homestead? Budgeting and Management with The State of Ohio

3.) Where are you originally from? Rayland, OH

4.) What’s your favorite part about your job? Interacting with Residents

5.) What do you like to do outside of work? Work on classic cars

6.) What’s your favorite band or type of music? Country

7.) What’s your favorite website? Ebay

8.) What’s your favorite local restaurant? Golden Corral

9.) What’s your dream vacation? Florida

10.) What’s the best movie you have seen recently? Gone in 60 Seconds

Harry shared a couple changes and memories with us during his time with University Village

• They had 3 old style school buses, one was standard shift and I was the only person who could drive it. There was only one stop on campus, and four or five drivers. We now have seven buses, ten drivers and seven stops on campus.

• My favorite memory was when we purchased a brand new bus from Indiana and I got to drive it back to the property. This was bus #4, a 1997 Carpenter, which is still in service today. Older employees may remember it being called “Graffiti” because there was a mural of Ohio Stadium and a portrait of Gordan Gee and Woody Hayes painted on it. The bus has since been painted to match all the others.



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