Jacksonville Fla. (April 25, 2023) – Suddath® is pleased to announce its Tampa/St. Petersburg location was recently honored for excellence, earning the company’s esteemed Branch of the Year award for 2022.
Now in its fourth decade, The Branch of the Year award recognizes and celebrates high performance in several different categories, as measured throughout the calendar year. The award is given to the location that achieves top scores by meeting or exceeding goals in profitable revenue growth, safety ratings, capacity and customer satisfaction measurements.
The winning location and award were announced by Walter Myers, Senior Vice President, Moving & Storage and Nick Christian, Regional Vice President, Moving & Storage, South Region during a quarterly companywide business review meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the organization’s global headquarters. JP Eschbacher, Vice President and General Manager for the Tampa/St. Petersburg location, proudly accepted the award on the team’s behalf.
“Across the company, we all work together to achieve our mission every day: to serve our customers, communities and each other with the highest level of care, making lives easier by delivering in moments that matter,” shared Myers. “The friendly competition inspired by the Branch of the Year award challenges all of us to continue to raise the bar in pursuit of that mission. We congratulate JP and the entire Tampa/St. Petersburg group for their teamwork and commitment to success.”
In addition to exceeding safety performance goals, the team saw year-over-year revenue growth of 10.55% and increased profits by just over $300,000 compared to 2021.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of earning the Branch of the Year award is that it reflects achieving or exceeding goals on a holistic level,” shared Eschbacher. “A lot of our fellow branches also had impressive scores in multiple areas, but at the end of the day, it’s the full picture that catapults one location to the top spot, and I’m so proud of the collaboration and hard work that this entire team engaged in all year to help us get there.” This is the fourth time in the history of the program that Tampa/St. Petersburg has earned the award, also winning in 1988, 1993 and 2009.