Everyone at Calvetta Bros. would like to extend our gratitude for this wonderful honor. We had a great time working with Cleveland Custom Homes as well as all of the other partners making the St. Jude Dream Home a reality. Read about the recognition below:
It is my great pleasure to nominate Calvetta Floors as the 2018 Cleveland Dream Home Campaign Most Outstanding Trade Partner. Calvetta Floors is deserving of this award because of their selflessness, determination, team of competent and committed professionals and high quality service/products. Also, a no strings attached generosity with excellence as their measure is woven into their company culture.
Every year at the bricks-and-sticks kick-off event we offer new trade partners an opportunity to be involved with the Dream Home Campaign. We start by sharing insight on the value that St Jude brings patients and families. Following that, we give an audience of trades, vendors and suppliers an opportunity to walk up to the phase-by-phase poster board and make a public commitment to contribute. Calvetta, prompted by Fred Boyle (instrumental in bringing this relationship together), was one of the first to write a commitment of 100% donation. Their actions created a catalyst for other trade partners to rise up and make the same commitment as it related to their respective phase. This Dream Home would normally take us seven months to build. Due to circumstances outside our control, we had about 100 days to build the home. This created challenges for many of the trades; however, it was even more so for the flooring contractor. Despite extenuating circumstances, the Calvetta Team worked diligently during the day, night and even Memorial Day Holiday weekend to install all of the hardwood, tile and carpet. They worked effectively with other trade partners, a celebrity designer from across the nation and material delays.
That was only the start of it. Calvetta Floors provided exceptional service but their PLUS 1 service came when Heather Carone, Calvetta Sales Consultant, decided to inject herself personally into the effort. Heather learned about our Ambassador Program and immediately said, “sign me up.” She began with planning an event with a local venue. Heather single handedly facilitated the entire event. She identified the venue, compelled businesses and people to provide auction items and prizes (even received a singed baseball from one of our most famous current Indian’s palyer—Francisco Lindor) and rallied a total of 60 plus guests to attend on a work night. All this to raise funds to help close the St Jude construction cost gap. Her primary goal was to play a role in making sure that St Jude used the money for the things that really matter—“Finding Cures. Saving Children.”
In addition, Heather raised money giving her customers discounted prices in return for donations to the cause. She also used her relationships and resources to bring additional sponsors, auction items and people to our Dream Home Give-a-way Celebration/Fundraiser Event. Heather’s actions inspired her peers to want to do more as well. The Three Calvetta brothers/owners decided they wanted to “up the ante”. They reached out to their contacts and found numerous auction items, sponsors and many more people to attend the event. One of the auction items was a $1000.00 gift card for their products/services—wow!
It is an honor, joy and privilege to be partnered with a company that gets it! They understand how fortunate we all are. This understanding compels them to live out a lifestyle of generosity. They freely gave their time, talent, energy and resources in this effort to inject good in the world. In this case to promote a noble and worthy cause that helps to shine light into an otherwise darken place. To advance a mission that is focused on ensuring that “no child should die in the dawn of life (Danny Thomas).
Cleveland Custom Homes is proud and honored to nominate Calveltta Floors for this most prestigious award without regard.
Jeffrey M. Crawford | President | Cleveland Custom Homes