CLEARWATER — Michele Ferris knew she was working for the right company after Hurricane Irma.
Precision Garage Door of Tampa Bay had heard of a woman whose home was damaged in the storm. Her husband had recently died from cancer, and she underwent a kidney transplant. Despite her door “basically falling off her home,” she wasn’t able to attend to it. Precision helped fit her with a new door for free through their community outreach program.
“To be a part of seeing how that happened, you just know you’re at the right place,” said Michele Ferris, garage door sales manager.
Precision ranked No. 1 among small businesses in this year’s Top Workplaces lineup, shooting up from its No. 21 rank just three years ago.
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Founded in 2007, the home repair company helps customers improve what it calls “America’s new front door.” The Clearwater-based firm has eight locations around Tampa Bay and employs 83 people. Precision also received the special “Doers” award, given to companies that “do things efficiently and well.”
The company’s ethos, it said in the Top Workplaces survey, is to serve the community. That means taking care of employees so they can take care of customers.
“They’re always looking for ways to make our job better and easier,” Ferris said.
Ferris joined the company six years ago after retiring from a 22-year corporate career. She was looking to transition to something less stressful, and her…