As we have reiterated in many of our recent blogs, this year has been difficult in so many ways. First, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world in some way, shape or form. This hurricane season has also been one for the record books. In spite of these difficult circumstances, our team at Guarantee Restoration Services has continued to pivot our services as necessary and grow our business.
Each year, we host a big crawfish boil for our team, but were not able to have one this year. Fortunately, we were able to pull off our annual family fun day. The event took place on Saturday, November 14th at Parc 73 Reception & Conference Center in Prairieville. We had a tremendous turnout at our “carnival!” It truly was a beautiful Fall day in South Louisiana.
“My family and I are so gracious for each and every member of our team. This is just a small way to say thank you for the resiliency that they have shown time and time again throughout this year,” said Shawn Folks, CEO of GRS.
Like any great party, we enjoyed a tasty menu planned by our human resources department. The buffet featured pulled pork and smoked beef brisket, as well as three delicious sides of potato salad, baked beans and macaroni and cheese. Of course, this barbecue menu could not be complete without grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, along with all the “fixings” and condiments. For a sweet treat, there were freshly-baked assorted cookies. In addition, on the outside patio, there was carnival favorite treats of popcorn and cotton candy!
At the entrance table, guests were welcomed with an awesome balloon arch that led the way to the fun! Across the Parc 73 front property, there were inflatables and games set-up for our team and their families to enjoy. These included a giant foosball table and dart board, oversized Jenga game, assorted sports games, “axe” throwing, a “Wild Wild West” shootout, and many others.
A carnival is not complete without a magician! We were lucky to have the talents of Craig Boudreaux of Dutchtown with us for the afternoon. Attendees watched a magic show, where even the adults were flabbergasted with amazement. Following the magic show, Boudreaux created balloon animals and figurines for the kids until the event came to an end.
Upon arrival, our team members were issued a raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 15 prizes. Guests were also able to guess how many lollipops were in a jar. Throughout the afternoon, our Director of Human Resources & Safety, Marcie Richardson announced numbers. Our team members punched through a number on a board to get a piece of paper with their prize listed on it. The prizes included two TVs, an air fryer, a drill set, a freestyle rocking chair, a turkey fryer, miscellaneous gift cards and more.
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It was a wonderful day, and we were happy to celebrate our amazing team of dedicated professionals. Although we know how to have fun, we are always there when you need us most. That’s why we are available 24/7 for any water, fire, mold or other property emergency, which is not just a number, it’s a guarantee. For additional information on our services, please visit www.guaranteerestoration.com. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining our team, check out our current available positions here.