San Khiev, who works for Davey Tree Surgery in Santa Rosa, was awarded his 25- year watch for service to the union. Business Rep. Carl Lamers presented the award on May 19 at the Davey Yard in Guernville.
San is the third Khiev brother to receive his 25-year award this year. His brothers Saun and Soeun, also employeed at Davey Tree Surgery, received their awards earlier this year in Petaluma.
The Khiev brothers have worked for Davey Tree Surgery for a combined 75 years and are held in high regard by the company and their fellow workers.
“After emigrating from Cambodia they were employed as dish washers and bus boys,” said Lamers. “They also worked in various fast food restaurants before participating in a program that had them work for Davey for 2-3 months in training without pay from the company. They all are now Top Foremen and true masters of their trade.”