by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL
The banner across the front entrance to the large Townsend Park picnic shelter read, “Welcome and Thank-you”.
On a beautiful Friday evening, August 27, Rockford’s Morris Builders celebrated 25 years of servicing the Rockford community and beyond.
The multi-year recipient of the Remodeler of the Year Award, from the Home and Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids, along with the 2006 Business of Integrity Award, from the Western Michigan Better Business Bureau, held its first ever Customer Appreciation Open House to thank past clients for the company’s 25-year success story.
A close family business owned and operated by Kirk and Joy Morris, Morris Builders, Inc. offers design, build, and remodeling expertise and prides itself on being trendsetters in their industry.
“Everybody’s (our clients) been taking care of us for the past 25 years, so now it’s time for us to begin a tradition of thanking the multitude of clients we’ve been privileged and honored to serve,” said Kirk Morris.
It was obvious that evening that past clients in attendance reciprocated a mutual feeling of respect and appreciation. Rockford resident Sandy Karl, who has used Morris Builders in remodeling projects twice in recent years said, “Morris Builders stands 100% behind what they design and build. If you have a problem, they want to know about it right now! They treat you just like family.” It seemed to us that evening, from comments we heard from those present, that complete satisfaction is the cornerstone of Morris Builders success.
Being reporters has its perks and this event was no exception. Everyone present was personally thanked and then treated to a sumptuous catered picnic buffet complete with famous Herman’s Boy pulled pork sandwiches and chicken wings along with various sides some of which were secret Morris family recipes prepared by Joy. And, of course, a picnic isn’t a picnic without a moist and decadent piece of thickly iced chocolate sheet cake (from baker Chef Steve of Herman’s Boy). Beverages galore went without saying. Nobody left that evening hungry. We are still stuffed.