Mark, the owner of Perfect Paver had set an impressive goal for the team to reach. If this goal was achieved, the whole team and their significant others would be treated to a Christmas vacation getaway. The team worked tirelessly to reach this goal and, as always, provide the absolute best possible customer service. These men and women worked in the office and outside in the heat, rain, and cold temperatures of Ohio and South Florida and within only three months, this goal was achieved. Would you expect anything less from the team at Perfect Paver?
The Christmas vacation planning could begin! The idea, set by Perfect Paver’s very own Mark and Katie, was to make every employee feel valued and cared for. After some research, it was decided the Diamond Beach Resort on Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida would be the location for this well-deserved getaway. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend their winter vacation sitting on a beach in South Florida sipping cocktails by the ocean.
After waiting and anticipating, the time had finally come for the vacation to begin. The weather was perfection. They arrived to a perfect, clear, 80-degree weekend. The ocean of Florida’s beautiful West Coast was crisp, clear, and blue. This Resort was located on Estero Island in Ft. Meyers Beach. As everyone arrived at the Resort, they were drenched in sunshine and the sound of live music coming from the Cabana Bar. Every team member entered into their very own ocean front suite with a breathtaking view from each and every room.
That first night, the team members that had arrived early all met up at Dixie Fish Co. This was a beautiful waterfront restaurant with the classic feel of a Florida fish house. It was overlooking Matanzas Bay with not one bad view in the house. This location truly made you feel as though the vacation had begun. It was a lively dinner filled with laughter, appreciation speeches (complete with a mallet), and of course, delicious food.
The next day, the remainder of the team members arrived. Every single one of them had a giant smile on their faces and were filled with the energy of utter excitement and gratitude. The team had a leisurely day enjoying the ocean, pool, and tiki bar. There were jet skis, kayaks, and paddleboards for those who wanted some adventure and lounge chairs with umbrellas for those who wanted relaxation. An impromptu game of volleyball started which turned into a very popular daily game. It was a great way for everyone to have some competitive fun at the beach while working together (and working on their tan of course).
Later that day, the whole team was set to meet on the beach at sunset to get a Perfect Paver team member photo. This is a very close company with everyone always working and communicating together to get the job done, but it is not often that they all meet up in person. The team members all caught up and shared stories and lots of laughter. Some spectacular photos were captured thanks to Perfect Paver’s very own Skylar as well as the backdrop of the gorgeous sunset.
That night, everyone headed to Tiki Tiki Bar. The team got to let loose and enjoy their time with one another. They played pool all night and Mike, a Perfect Paver alumnus even went onstage to sing a Bush song Via karaoke. This night was so much fun and the team got a chance to relax and just really have a great time together. “This might have been the highlight of the vacation for me. We all had such a great time together and I enjoyed seeing everyone have fun. Mark wouldn’t stop singing, “Livin in this big blue world, I know I’ll be A-O-K” It was so cool to see the boss have such a great time. I’m so proud to work for Perfect Paver and this vacation showed me how much we are all appreciated.” Said Ethan
The next night was the annual Christmas dinner. This restaurant was chosen by Leah, who also had the very important and very successful task of all the detailed planning that went into this vacation. Leah picked the perfect dinner location of Matanzas on the bay. This restaurant was peacefully located on the water and just steps away from the beach. There was live music and even a rainbow made a guest appearance to brighten the event. “Mark and Katie’s goal was to make our employees feel valued and cared for and they definitely achieved that goal.” Said Leah. Everyone had such a great time enjoying the live music, ambiance, and delicious food. The Christmas dinner was a moment for all of the team members to sit down, relax and get to know each other outside of work. Mark and Katie shared a Champagne toast in appreciation for everyone’s contribution to making this company what it is. Mark exclaimed his devotion as the owner and his utter respect and appreciation for every single member of this team. “The sky is the limit and as we grow and thrive as a company, you as a team member will grow and thrive. This is such an awesome group and I am enjoying getting to know each one of you more. Said, Mark. Katie wanted to make sure everyone felt valued, respected, and appreciated and her goal did not fall short.
Throughout this entire vacation, the common theme shared by every employee was sincere appreciation for Perfect Paver. The conversations were that of real gratitude and the remarkable impact working for Perfect Paver has on their lives. Becoming a team member is truly becoming part of a family where you feel valued and respected. It’s a team that works together daily towards a common goal to make the company and everyone who works there as successful as possible. “What an amazing gift from my company, a vacation weekend in Ft. Meyers Beach. Doug and I enjoyed spending time with family and co-workers. We are beyond blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives.” Said Mary. This vacation was the icing on the cake of what was another magnificent year for everyone at Perfect Paver. The sky is truly the limit for Perfect Paver and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for next year. Did someone say Hawaii?