Last night we held our company holiday party at Gastoff’s german restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis. It was far and away the most enjoyable holiday party we have ever had. We were down in the “rathskellar” and it was a lot of fun. The food was great, the polka band was rocking and the crowd was very entertaining.
Our party started early so that we could have a private buffet dinner before the polka band arrived. The food was excellent and the service was great. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for our company.
We gave out a lot of recognition to our employees on the production side of our business. Mike Burgess was awarded as the installation specialist that most exemplifies what our company is all about. Congratulations to Mike. We also recognized Mark Zeck for his outstanding customer satisfaction skills and Bill Gardner for his work ethic.
What stood out the most to me, however, was the gratitude that was communicated to me throughout the evening. So many of our team came up to me to thank me for providing a job that offers a living wage with benefits. In this economy and especially in our industry they realize they are very fortunate.
My wife and I take our responsibility very seriously. We have 35 employees with wives and children that are counting on us to help them thrive in the worst economy any of us have ever experienced in our adult lives.
When all of our competitors sub out 100% of their work, we are gainfully employing the best of the best and they are able to raise families. We know that we offer the best work to our customers because they are getting their remodeling done by workers who are not incented solely on getting the job done as fast as they can with the cheapest materials as possible.
Our customers understand when they hire us that we are promising a bigger and better job than any of our competitors. Those words would be mere noise if not for the amazing job done by our crews. Congrats to my entire production team!