Associated Services is celebrating the retirement of our Concord Branch Service Tech, Paul Knoff. Paul has been with Associated since 1988 and celebrated his 30th year of employment last year. Undoubtedly, those that had the pleasure of working with him consider themselves fortunate. His upbeat demeanor, regardless of his current assignment, was contagious. He was always first in line when help was needed and many relied on him as their “go to” person for all things Associated. He wore many hats throughout his years at Associated and was instrumental in every position held.

Brian Cook, Associated’s Corporate Technical Manager, praises:

“Paul Knoff is an outstanding individual. He had a kind word for all, and a joke for every situation which will probably be the first thing that comes to mind when I hear his name, followed by a smile.”

Dan Talley, Associated’s Sacramento Branch Manager boasts:

“Paul Knoff always had a great sense of humor. There was not a day that he did not tell a joke (he had at least one per day). Paul likes taking his family out to visit lakes and mountains.”


We are happy for Paul’s retirement so that he will have more time to spend with family and friends, and take them to new sights yet unseen.

Thank you, Paul Knoff, for being a part of Associated Services; you will always be a part of the Associated family. We wish you a happy retirement.

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