Dentco Sets Employee Retention Records

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DEWITT, Mich., Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DENTCO®, the nation’s leading Exterior Services Management® Company is celebrating adding four employees to their 15 Year Longevity Club. In addition, another four celebrated tenure beyond that impressive milestone.

DENTCO President Scott Milnes congratulated the following people for their dedication, time and overall value they have added to the 30-year-old company:

Kim Delo, 22 years
Brian Wooton, 21 years
Justin Dent, 21 years
Kara Simmons, 18 years
Lesley Dunham, 15 years
Ronald Keal, 15 years
Kevin Dent, 15 years
Michael Harri, 15 years

“We’ve learned over the past three decades that although money is an important aspect of work, it’s not why they work at DENTCO. Our people are hand-picked by a number of different DENTCO leaders and they are hired based on the fact that we all want to work with high-caliber peers. In addition, our people enjoy what they do and it really means something to them at the end of the day. The perks don’t hurt either!”

Speaking of perks, DENTCO offers daily teambuilding events, catered lunches, flex-time, nutritional competitions, offsite social gatherings, corporate sports teams, fantasy football leagues, walking/weight loss completions, Kentucky Derby races (with stick horses), BBQ picnics and an annual spirit week that includes employees from all over the country.

“Interesting enough, we have experimented with all kinds of team-based initiatives and corporate perks that we hoped would provide efficiency and a communal environment, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t change their minds as to whether they stay on or depart our team. Here are just a few comments from some of our amazing team members,” Milnes said.

Kim Delo, 22 Years
“We really have a great team to work with here and everyone is always willing to help. At DENTCO, you will never hear, ‘That’s not my job,’ — you are more likely to hear, ‘What can I do to help?'”

Kara Simmons, 18 years
“DENTCO is an exciting place to work! We are experiencing outstanding growth while still maintaining our founder’s vision and mission of providing superior Exterior Services Management. I enjoy working for a company big enough to support and provide for their employees, yet small enough to be dynamic.”

Lesley Dunham, 15 years
“I love DENTCO because it is a vibrant growing company that allows you to grow in an innovative, team oriented environment. We mix fun with business, enjoy a companywide spirit week each summer, celebrate birthday and work anniversaries and monthly pot luck lunches. We are not only generous in spirit but also in giving back to the community and you feel part of a large family.”

Michael Harri, 15 years
“Working at DENTCO is both challenging and rewarding. Without challenge there is no reward. Working here you get a sense of pride in our accomplishments, laughter and fun in our relationships with a team that is committed to the common goal of being the best in our industry.”

Milnes concluded, “It’s by no big surprise that DENTCO also maintains a 99 percent customer retention rate with some of the largest and most respected retail brands in the world. DENTCO is full-service Exterior Services Management Company that provides a unique centralized approach to managing snow and ice management, landscape management, parking lot management, dark store management and various other exterior store services.

It’s no wonder that in 2015, DENTCO was named one of Michigan’s coolest places to work by Crain’s Detroit Business! Hat’s off to a solid American small business that respects and empowers their most valuable commodity, their people.