Anniversaries (as of February, 2019)

5 years:​   Mike Nejat, Area Supervisor                 Elvira Telles, Manager - 15287 

                Ericka Castillo,  GM - 1799                   Cruz Parada, OTP3 McFix Team                                 

10 years: ​ Justin Fletcher, McFix Team               Vilma King, GM-15287  

20 years:  Al Alkadi, Area Supervisor                 John Kindred, Maintenance - 23854 

35 years:  Mark Nester, Area Supervisor 

40 Years: Neva Van Valkenburg  & Jim Van Valkenburg                  

Happy Retirement!

Congratulation!!!Curtis Brant on your well-deserved retirement. It has been a pleasure working alongside with you, and we wish you all the best. Thank you very much for everything you have done for us during the last 35 years. You will be missed!

Ray Kroc

Van Management, Inc

Ray Kroc Award

The Ray Kroc Award is a nation-wide honor created in 1999 to reward and recognize our best U.S. Restaurant Managers the top 1% from the nearly 14,000 Owner / Operator and McOpCo restaurants. This prestigious award provides U.S. management with a consistent platform to recognize superior performance and achievement and spotlight winners as role models for our crew and system.

The RKA winners receive an awards package that includes:

A $2.500 cash award
An award trophy and lapel pin
An awards banquet hosted by the President of McDonald’s USA
Travel accommodations to Chicago including round-trip airfare for two, banquet dinner,

welcome reception, ground transportation, scheduled entertainment and three nights

of hotel accommodations.

Prior Ray Kroc Award Winners 

Jackie Martinez, Carl Garcia, Gloria Chavarria  & Al Alkadi 

Awards Event for 2018 

(Presented April 2, 2019)

100% Safety Committee Compliance Award
Broadlands, Store 31732 ​

Top Increase in Sales
Van Ness = 14.6% - Mike Nejat & Laurelle Montajes
Record Sales Month and Year
Gallows Roads - October, 2018

South Riding     - December, 2018

Broadlands        - October, 2018

Van Ness            - October, 2018

Chantilly             - August, 2018

Dulles                 - September, 2018


Centreville 36.7%

Most Improved PAC

Chantilly +4.8% - Carl Garcia, GM

VOICE Awards
Overall Increase in Satisfaction – Gallows +6.2%

Happy Guest Award 
Lowest Customer Complaints:
Pam Am, Store 17758           <1/100K  

Fairfax Circle, Store 1638       7.7/100K

Highest Customer Praises:
Greenbriar  343 

Chantilly     323
Top Drive-Thru
Gallows Road - Store 1799


Most Improved Drive-Thru
Chantilly - Store 12346, Carl Garcia
Broadlands - Store 31732
Top People Builder
Vilma King - General Manager - Store 15287

Carol Lynn Van Valkenburg Memorial Award
Jackie Martinez, Area Supervisor

VMI Restaurant of the Year
Gallows Road - Store 1799
Peer Recognition Award
German Cruz Parada, OTP3 McFix - Team

Legacy Award 2013

Max, Neva and Jim VanValkenburg

This award recognizes the Owner/Operator, throughout their trajectory with McDonald's, that has achieved highest levels of accomplishments through their leadership, personal involvement and exemplifying the highest levels of execution in their restaurants.   In addition, they reach to better the brand by contributing on a local and national level by serving on committees committed to improving McDonald's.  This prestigious award presented to Max VanValkenburg and his wife, Neva and his son, Jim is a culmination of 35 years of commitment and dedication to the McDonald's brand.