Customers play a big role in the awards you win.
Quality Irrigation in Omaha is an award-winning company. In fact, the business has won quite an impressive number of awards considering they are a relatively young business (currently celebrating their 10th year). While it’s always a nice honor to win things, company founder and president Ryan Jardine says there’s been other benefits as well.
For one, the name recognition that it’s helped produce gets the business recognized within the community. It also gives customers an automatic sense of trust. And it never hurts to get free PR since many of the rewards get reported by local news.
Jardine, himself, was named a “40 Under 40” award winner by the Midlands Business Journal, an award that recognizes entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals in Omaha who are under the age of 40, and the business has been recognized for everything from an Angie’s List Super Service Award to Small Business of the Year by the local Chamber of Commerce, among many other honors. Jardine says the service awards give him the most pride and satisfaction. “This means we’re meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations,” he says.
“The Chambers’ Small Business of the Year award is personally prized due to the recognition from the business community.”
It’s also an honor that Jardine says they don’t solicit the awards but that in most cases they have been nominated by customers or won recognition for excellence in customer service. The one exception is the “Best of Omaha Award,” which Jardine knows gets a lot of recognition from residents and would be a great business builder.
He says the company did ask customers to vote for them. When it comes to awards like that, it can help to remind customers to consider taking a moment to vote. Oftentimes without a reminder they just might not realize or remember to do so.
Winning awards has helped Quality Irrigation stand out in a crowded marketplace and has definitely helped build their reputation. Jardine adds: “I think it helps show that we are a quality company with a great team and will do everything we can to make our customers happy.”