It may not look like it from the outside, but Window Nation is a family owned business. Sure, we’re ranked number 5 in the top 10 list of largest remodelers in the United States, and we’ve grown quite a bit since 2006. But even with our significant size, one thing has never changed; we are still a family-owned business. We think like a family owned business; so it is not surprising that company picnics make sense to us. Picnics are how families bond. Why not have them for a company where family is such a core value?
At a company picnic, you can expect all kinds of things, but food and friendship are top on the list. Whether it is hotdogs, burgers, chicken, ice cream, or something fancy like a shish kabob, there is sure to be something tasty for everyone, but most importantly, there will be opportunities to get to know coworkers in a way that just isn’t possible in a work environment. People act differently when they are enjoying time off, and conversations can be more relaxed.
Window Nation is a work hard, play hard company. We love to have fun, but there is also a strong commitment to excellence and hard work. At the end of the day, we want to know that we have given the absolute best products and service to you, our customers. This takes drive and focus, but it also requires teamwork. What better way to learn about teamwork than picnic games?
There are all kinds of games that make people work together, and you never know what we’re going to have at our picnics. It might be a 3-legged race. It might be a tug-of-war. It might be folks in sacks hopping around like crazy people. And of course, there are a lot of traditional games that help to foster teamwork as well, like volleyball.
There is also sure to be fun stuff for the kids: bounce houses, slides, and games. There might even be a pony. We never know what we’ll throw into the mix to spice things up. But we know for sure that the kids are going to have fun.
Growing up in Cleveland and being a part of their dad’s home improvement business, Harley and Aaron were taught the value of building relationships–not just at home, but at work as well. Harley says, “To earn someone’s business, you have to demonstrate that you deserve it. We believe in this wholeheartedly. There’s no shortage of great companies out there to work with.”
So, when the picnic is done and the folks here at Window Nation have had time to play hard, we’ll be back to working hard to build relationships with our customers because, in a very real way, you’re part of the family too. And building strong relationships is what we’re all about.