On February 10, 2017, THD sent all the employees to Fort Worth, Texas for a true hoedown!!! This was the first time in two years that we have all been together and this was the BEST event yet!! Friday night kicked started with each of the teams all having their own team dinners at local restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, Cantina Laredo, Mi Cocina and the famous Joe T. Garcia’s!!! Mother Nature surprised us all and it felt like a summer evening walking around and sitting on patios in Texas!
Saturday was a great day – we all stayed at the Embassy Suites in downtown Fort Worth and Teresa had THD T-shirts made for everyone! Walking into breakfast at the hotel and seeing a “sea of white shirts” was so fun. We had a teambuilding event from 1-3 in the conference room that day – which was filled with the most amazing delicious treats from all the local Texas peeps – they didn’t disappoint! There were cakes, pies, candy, pretzels etc. No one went hungry this past wknd – that is for certain! Right at 1 the entire crew arrived and we had an informal meet and greet and started in on the THD fun – we played Family Feud – THD style! This proved to show that we have quite a competitive group. We ended it with a manager skit which turned out to be hysterical. It was THD meets the Tonight Show – with Jimmy Fallon ( our very own Tony LaRocca) and Meghan Trainor aka Jeannine Malm sang along with the Roots ( managers) her famous “All About that Bass”, however we changed up the lyrics to “All About Those Claims”…..and the “Roots” used child instruments! This was a huge hit as our employees were able to see some serious fun and dance moves from our managers!!
At 5 pm we all met for team pictures and a group picture we were able to capture for years to come. We all then had several cars that drove us to the evening’s main event – A Murder Mystery Dinner at Billy Bob’s!! This was such a fun evening and we had 8 teams that had to decipher “whodunit”……this was so much fun! 7 out of 8 teams had the correct “killer”….Marty! After the show, Teresa gave awards to those that exemplified certain qualities that were chosen by the entire company – along with a very generous bonus for all! How can you top this…?? Being surrounded by those we all love to work with and share the same goal to provide the best high touch service possible only leads to an outstanding evening ahead of many toasts and celebrations! We then presented a scrapbook to Teresa expressing our love and best wishes for a great 2017!
As hard as it is to say goodbye – we are all energized with the same passion for making THD the very best. Here’s to an incredible 2017 with the best group of employees in the industry – we are THDstrong!!!!