Employee Spotlight : Joe Herman


Meet Joe Herman. Working in the Sal’s Pizza Commissary in Salem N.H., Joe is the main point of contact for schools looking to purchase products to serve in their cafeterias.

At the company for 15 years, Joe has been helping the same lunch ladies since he started. He works hand-in-hand with them, their school districts and our production team to make sure students have a great meal, “even though we have never met, we have become friends,” say Joe. But his responsibilities don’t stop there, he also handles accounting and office duties. “I make sure we have what we need on a daily basis,” says Joe. “I try to keep everyone happy—Skittles work really well and lots of coffee!”

Having been at Lupoli Companies for so long, he feels lucky to come to a place where his co-workers have become family. “I feel that the people you work with can make or break a job and the people here are amazing,” says Joe. “We all work very hard but we have a good time together.” But his favorite thing about working here is being part of a company that has experienced so much growth, “I sit back and I think to myself, wow this all started with a slice of pizza.” 

To get to know him a little better, we asked him a few questions.

What are you reading right now? I do enjoy reading.  I am currently reading a series by Terry Goodkind called the Sword of Truth series. 

What is a great day? The things that I enjoy most are my friends and family. After work, I usually call my parents to check in on them, then depending on the weather and time of year I go outside and check on my garden, sit by the fire pit and up grill dinner.

Are you working on any projects? One exciting thing that I enjoy is that Brad and I built a cabin up in Carthage Maine about a mile into the woods. It is a small, off-the-grid cabin, we have running water, electricity with a generator and a full septic with shower. No outhouse for me! And it is right on a snowmobile trail which I also enjoy. 

Tell us something people may not know about you. I love Halloween. I started planning in July, I am one of those crazy people that decorates their yard. I try to turn mine into a graveyard.  I have tombstones, skeletons, ghosts, fog machines, spiders, plenty of lighting and sound effects.  This year I am adding a few caskets and some motion activated props!