Well, folks, Stones’ big year-end party has come and gone; and what a time we had! Just to keep you informed if you are not already aware; at the start of each new year, we at Stones host a big event to celebrate and say thank you to all our customers from the previous year!
2018 seems to have just flown by! Over the course of the year, our Stones Prestige family has continued to grow! It’s been wonderful sharing the new home process with each and every person from the initial excitement of bank approval, to designing that perfect layout, picking those specific colors, and finalizing the home on site before the big thrill of move-in day!
As mentioned, each year we celebrate and thank the previous year’s home buyers with our Customer Appreciation Event. The event is jam-packed full of food, drinks, fun, and prizes for everyone!
We lucked out this year and although it was cold, we had a snowfall free day for our event! On the evening of Tuesday, February 26th, we set up in a conference room upstairs in the Pictou County Wellness Centre. It was a cold night for travel, but we didn’t let that stop our fun! We had approximately 70 people on hand to celebrate with us consisting of 2018’s home buyers, their guests, and Stone’s Prestige Home staff. We were also thrilled that Doug Hanson from the Prestige Homes factory in Sussex, NB was able to be in attendance as well.
While guests and staff mingled, we shared testimonial videos of current and past Stones Prestige Homes’ client's homes. It was a wonderful opportunity to show off the finished product of the dream of their new homes with each one of their personal touches and experiences. Danielle (Stone) Park, Manager of Stones Homes, started out the evening with a short speech (as we all couldn’t wait to get to the prizes) thanking everyone for attending and allowing Stones the opportunity to be a part of their new home experience.
This year, we decided to kick off the event for a huge prize draw of a $3,000 Trip Voucher we partnered with from Maritime Travel! This was our second year for this prize, and those lucky enough to be able to be entered in this prize draw got to watch from the comfort of their own homes as we announced it over Facebook live! This prize was strict to honor and thank previous Prestige Home Owners who have referred friends and family to purchase a home from us in this year. Any Prestige Home Owner who referred someone who purchased a home this year was entered in the draw, receiving 1 ballot for every referral. Our big winners this year were Mark & Tracy Worth, who were beyond thrilled when they heard the news of their free upcoming trip! We hope you have an amazing time & we look forward to seeing pictures!!
While we munched away, enjoying the spread of delicious food prepared by Stone Soup Café & Catering the prizes started to be handed out. Upon entering, each homeowner was presented with a random number, each of which was entered into a ballot box. As their number was called they were then able to pick from a sea of prizes. Everyone went home with a wonderful prize and some even with an item they had already been wanting for quite some time! Prizes such as Bissell robot vacuums, Dyson vacuums, and 42’ Samsung TV’s went very quickly, while A Nintendo Switch, Kitchen Aid mixers, iPad's, Apple watches and Nespresso machines were quite a hit as well!
Finally! Time for the big prize of the night! Our grand prize (which every homeowner in attendance had a chance to win) was a 55’ Samsung 4K UHD Smart TV along with a supporting wireless subwoofer and bar. After all the fingers were done being crossed, Vonda Brophy & Kevin MacDonald came away as the big winner!
What a great time we all had! Everyone one was smiling and sharing stories, and all went home having met lots of new people. It was a filling evening with hearts full from some wonderful stories, bellies full from amazing food, and arms were full with some pretty cool prizes.
We are so thankful to have been able to share this special night with all of our new customers, the newest members of our Stones Prestige Homes family! Thank you for choosing us to share in your new home adventure, we loved every minute of it!