In 1994 Aniceto Quinones was looking at the classifieds and jumped out of his chair to run to the kitchen where his wife was cooking his favorite meal. “Ilda, Ilda, I found the job I want. I’m going to the Antlers to tell them I’m their man.” Millie Barela hired him that week to take care of the Antlers’ tremendous laundry facility. Ever since, he’s been the first one to work in the morning, one of the last to leave at night and he takes his job very seriously. On average, Aniceto works 10 hours a day because that is his work ethic.
The laundry facility that Aniceto calls his home away from home, is not what it was 15 years ago. When he started there was one washer and two dryers which he managed until our 2000 building expansion which incorporated 22 additional condominiums. The laundry is now equipped with the newest and most efficient machines available.
Since then Aniceto Quinones has arguably been the single most important employee at the Antlers. We could compensate for any number of mistakes or shortcomings , but our guests and owners have absolutely no tolerance (nor should they) for sheets and towels that are not perfectly cleaned. Like many other Antlers employees, Aniceto will tell you that he’s not just running the laundry … he’s making sure our guests have a great vacation.
Aniceto is the best laundry worker there is. That’s not only our opinion, but that of Bill Jones, the owner of In-House Laundry. Bill is our vendor for laundry supplies as well as the laundry equipment itself. His company services about 75 hotel operations in the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys, and there’s nobody more qualified to pass judgment on Aniceto’s performance. When he says that the Antlers has the best, it means the Antlers has the best. But sadly not for much longer.
Aniceto has announced his retirement and is leaving us this month to enjoy his family in Mexico. We are eternally grateful for his years of dedication and exceptional performance. We are sure happy for him, but his shoes will be hard to fill.
General Manager, Magdalena King expressed her well wishes, “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work with Aniceto all of these years. His invaluable service as a laundry man, many times was unnoticed because we never had any issues in his department. Everything was accomplished in timely manner and exceptionally well. Aniceto never expected a reward or the recognition, yet he is always the first one to celebrate others. He’s made his family proud. We all feel nothing but gratitude for all these years of commitment to the Antlers”.