CES Coconut Creek Turns 25
[Coconut Creek, Florida] – December 6 was no ordinary day at the City Electric Supply Coconut Creek branch. It was filled with sunshine, customers, vendors, food, and more. CES Coconut Creek celebrated two things—being open for 25 years and the loyalty their customers and employees have shown during that time.
“We really appreciate events like this because it is nice to receive recognition, especially after being a part of the branch for 25 years,” Branch Manager Steve Brown said.
Brown joined CES almost 30 years ago, and he’s served the Coconut Creek branch since they opened in November 1994.
“Since the beginning, I knew I loved the company for what it stands for,” Brown stated. “Everyone in the company is outstanding, and they give you all the resources you need to be profitable.”
As the branch began to grow, Brown and the team had friendly competition within their region.
“When I was a Branch Manager in Jupiter, I remember the friendly sales competitions between Steve and I at Coconut Creek,” said Regional Manager Mike Bertone. “I congratulate him and his team on a job well done.”
Brown did not forget to mention how the branch has never been in the red and how he’s accomplished that by working hard and growing.
“From the first year we opened, we were set up for success and we also beat Mike, which was a plus,” mentioned Brown. “We were set up to profit, and it’s not hard to do if you follow the guidelines that are given to you from the get-go.”
With a steady flow of 80 people throughout the day, the branch was able to enjoy fraternizing with their customers and each other.
“The comradery between the customers was thrilling. It was great seeing customers who had never met learn more about each other’s work and enjoy the event together,” said Brown.
Aside from the beautiful weather, customers enjoyed the delicious BBQ, giveaways, and vendor promotions.
The branch hosted four vendors, which included TAMCO, F4P, Florida Strut, and Big Ass Fans, along with Rob Smith from the CES Renewables Division and Dan Conroy from the CES Online Department.
As the event came to an end, Co-Chief Operating Officer John Gray could not help but express his pride.
“Steve, I would like to commend you on being with your branch for 25 years. If you aren’t the only one, you are one of the very few who started and have continued at the same branch for 25 years,” stated Gray.