It was a day filled with excitement, fun and bucket list cross off’s for the South Florida team of Perfect Paver. The incredible success that Perfect Paver Co. has is attributed to the hard work and dedication each team member shows daily. It was time for these team members to be treated to an exciting day off and be shown just how much they are appreciated and valued. What better way to do this than a beautiful day out on the ocean deep-sea fishing?
The day was carefully planned in detail with everyone’s enjoyment in mind. Some of the team members piled in the large SUV with Ethan as their driver. During the drive, the guys shared in their excitement and anticipation of the day. As they say, it’s the journey, not the destination that creates some of the best memories. Casey M shared, “I enjoyed the ride down with all of the team members. We all did a bunch of laughing and joking around. The whole day was awesome, but this was definitely my favorite part.”
They arrived at the Lady Pamela 2, the charter boat that was hired for the day – a 50′ custom-built sportfishing boat. This was a unique opportunity for some of the team who love to fish but have never gone out to sea on such a large and beautiful boat. The water that day was calm, crisp, and clear. There were plenty of snacks, lots of drinks, and Dramamine if anyone needed it. (Luckily, no one did!)
The day was nothing short of eventful. After three hours of bottom fishing and catching nothing, the team asked the captain if they could switch to trolling. The first mate set rod’s up off the boat and the captain started trolling around covering large areas. Not even 30 seconds went by when someone started yelling, “FISH ON, FISH ON!!” Moments later another and then another. Everyone started running around in excitement trying to real in a line as fast as possible.
For Mike, this experience was on his bucket list. “This was a special day for me. Especially since I always do my fishing from land. I’ve always wanted to go deep-sea fishing and catch a Mahi- mahi.” Ethan who likes to do some fishing in his spare time had a particularly great day as well. “Being able to troll changed the dynamic of the whole trip. This got everyone amped up and it was cool seeing everyone have so much fun.” Not only did they catch the sought-after Mahi- mahi, but they caught snapper, and strawberry grouper.
They even caught a surprise package, what is known as a “square grouper” here in South Florida. The team was shocked when they fished a securely wrapped package that looked like it fell right off of a cartel boat. They alerted the coast guard who met them back at the dock to pick it up.
After a successful day of fishing, the team got back to the boat slip and made their way to dinner. Tiki Tiki was the restaurant picked for its perfect location, fresh seafood, and ideal atmosphere. The chef took their freshly caught fish fillets and created appetizers for the table. This was a first for Mike who before this trip would not eat seafood. “After we brought the fillets to the restaurant to be prepared, I decided I was going to try it, and I did!! This trip has left me with a whole new assortment of dishes I can enjoy for the rest of my life. It took catching the damn fish, but I actually like seafood now!” Said Mike. The guys had an amazing night out and enjoyed their dinner and drinks while catching up and sharing their own unique stories of the day.
The day went perfectly from beginning to end and these Perfect Paver team members deserved every minute of it. “I’m so proud to work with this team. We work so hard together and I’m happy we’re able to play hard together. This entire day was a blast and well deserved by everyone one of us.” Said Mark.
Casey G said, “By far this was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time, and it was awesome to see all of us be able to hang out and enjoy the day. I appreciate the amount of time and effort that went into this trip which makes me realize all of our hard work is appreciated.” Max, one of the east coast team members said, “The whole trip, in general, was great. I was able to meet team members I have never met. The whole experience was amazing. I’ve never caught a Mahi-mahi before and have always wanted to do that.”
There’s no greater feeling than knowing you are valued and appreciated as an employee and that was precisely the goal of the day, to say thank you to everyone who makes this company what it is. The strength and success of Perfect Paver as a company is a direct result of each individual team member contributing to the team’s success. On this day particularly fun day, it was so nice to be able to contribute to the excitement and happiness they all truly deserve.
There are few things in life as rewarding as being able to watch a baseball game in the middle of the week, in the middle of the day while knocking back a few cold ones when you’re supposed to be at work. And what makes this day even better, is when it’s with your fellow team members of Perfect Paver Co. This midday, midweek game is called a “Business Man’s Special” or a “Getaway game”. It’s the tradition of enjoying a baseball game when you should technically be at work. A day to sort of play hooky and allow yourself to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You watch the game, make some friends in the stands, crack some jokes, and enjoy the day outside all while still making it home in time for dinner.
This is exactly what the Ohio team at Perfect Paver Covdid on Wednesday, July 21st. It was a special team-building day where the employees could relax, get to know each other, and enjoy a break from routine while growing and bonding as a team. “There were a lot of ideas thrown around, but it was Mark and Katie who really wanted to spoil the staff,” said Leah. And this is precisely what happened. The Perfect Paver team was treated to a special day watching the Cincinnati Reds play the New York Mets.
The day began in a very special way. They all met up at the office to enjoy the gender reveal of Marissa’s baby. The surprise was hidden in a very beautiful and delicious cake, and as it was cut, it revealed a baby boy would be the newest member of the Perfect Paver Co team. It was a great start to the day. The team was then picked up in style by an elaborate party bus. This allowed everyone to sit back, relax and have a blast on the way to the game. The bus picked up a few more employees and they were on their way. Not only was this the most spectacular mode of transportation, but they had a super special guest DJ. Mark had meticulously put together a special mix of songs completely tapered to the experience and everyone loved the choices. There was even an epic dance-off between Mary and Scott.
Everyone was escorted to the private suite which was located behind home plate in the left outfield. This suite was a one of kind experience for everyone involved. Not only were the views exceptional, but they had multiple big screen T.V.’s to watch for a different perspective on the game. The suite included a bartender, buffet lunch, private bathroom, and all of the important snacks you require at a baseball game. If you needed a break from the suite, you could walk out to the stands and sit outside to socialize with the fans. This was a very special experience for everyone, including Mary, “I’m a huge baseball fan and it was cool to have the suite. We were able to all spend time together while watching the game and that was my favorite part.”
Unfortunately, the Reds lost, but the day was a definite win. The team enjoyed a much-deserved day of fun while getting to know each other more, spending quality time together and bonding as the family they have become. The team was grateful for the experience and they went to work the next day feeling refreshed and motivated. It was truly a Perfect day for the Perfect Paver Co team and they did all this while still making it home in time for dinner.
South Florida Service Area: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin, St Lucie Counties
Southwest Florida Service Area: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Sarasota Counties
Ohio Service Area: Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus