As we close to the finish of 2017, we want to thank all of our shoppers on your continued enterprise and your hand in our successes this yr. Shield My Automotive has had a report breaking yr, with many awards and recognition for what we have now completed this yr. However none of this is able to be potential with out our shoppers, the belief you will have in us together with your coverage and automobiles, and our unimaginable staff for his or her half in the success of our group. Our staff spent 7,489,605 minutes on the telephone, that’s over 14 years value of serving to shoppers! The claims division processed a complete of sixteen,629 claims, paying over $5.three million in repairs! As we transfer into the New Year, the sky is the restrict and we can’t wait to see the progress that Shield My Automotive will make by this time subsequent yr.
In 2017, Shield My Automotive acquired many awards and recognitions for the efforts of our staff and the progress that we’ve been capable of obtain. The group has been acknowledged on an area degree and on a nationwide degree. Many members of our government employees have been awarded for the strides that they’ve made for the group. With out the exhausting work of every worker, we might not have the awards and recognitions that we will proudly show as we speak.
On an area degree, we acquired two awards from the Tampa Bay Enterprise Journal. The primary award we have been honored with was being the 2nd Greatest Place to Work in Tampa in the Largest Class (one hundred+ staff). We now have that award proudly hung in the important foyer of our institution to point out everybody simply how a lot our staff take pleasure in working right here. The second award we acquired was being #10 on their quickest rising corporations in the Tampa area. As we proceed to develop and convey on extra staff, we proceed to concentrate on the work surroundings to make sure that our staff are coming in and leaving completely happy. Neither of these awards can be potential with out the work that our staff put in every single day.
On a nationwide degree, Shield My Automotive was listed on the Inc. 5000 by Inc. Journal at quantity #663. This was HUGE for our group to actually see the impression that we have been making nationally. The award was based mostly off the progress that we noticed from 2013-2016, a whopping 688%! Not solely have been we featured on the Inc. 5000, however inside that, we have been listed 10th, for the quickest rising insurance coverage firm, and seventh, for the quickest rising enterprise in the Tampa Metro Space. This recognition is the largest award that we’re proud of, as an organization.
Members of our government employees have additionally been awarded for his or her efforts and accomplishments inside the firm. Our President and Co-Proprietor, Joseph Rubino, was featured in the Tampa Bay Enterprise Journal’s Up and Comers Listing. This listing acknowledges distinctive enterprise professionals, beneath the age of forty, for his or her enterprise accomplishments. The Chief Know-how Officer for Shield My Automotive, David Patterson, was featured in the prime 25 Finalists for Tampa Bay Enterprise Journal’s CIO of the Year. All finalists for this award should maintain a Senior IT management place and have utilized enterprise-large IT options in a singular method to create a aggressive benefit and drive firm progress. At the similar time that Patterson was introduced a finalist, our Chief Operations Officer, Barbie Vandenheuvel, was awarded Enterprise Lady of the Year in the class of Enterprise Providers. fifty two ladies have been named finalists amongst the totally different classes. Shield My Automotive, as an entire, couldn’t be extra proud of the government workforce which have led us to the successes that we now have completed.
As we introduced the yr to an finish, we held our first firm vacation get together. For our vacation celebration, we determined to group up with the Youngsters’s Dream Fund to proceed our group help and lift cash for his or her basis. Not solely did the government workforce match the quantity of cash raised, however Shield My Automotive will have the ability to sponsor 2-three needs, as every want ranges from $1,000-$1,500 and $three,000 was raised. This was an excellent finish of the yr wrap to the group outreach that we partake in constantly, with toy drives, meals drives, and different packages that the firm takes half of. Most staff have lived and/or grown up in the Clearwater/Tampa/St. Petersburg area, so serving to the group is a vital facet for everybody.
We want to once more thank our staff and our shoppers for making this yr attainable. We want to want everybody a Joyful New Year and we will’t wait to see what’s in retailer for 2018!