Florida company offers free houses as worker incentive

HERE’S THE SCOOP:

  • A Florida company is offering a drawing for two brand new and mortgage-free houses.
  • Mechanical One president and CEO Jason James said the company plans to hold the drawing next December.
  • Employees must have been with the company for a year, taken a financial literacy class (on the company’s dime), and completed 20 hours of community service at a nonprofit of their choosing.

While many companies are offering various incentives to attract employees, one Florida business is throwing in everything — including the kitchen sink.

Mechanical One is offering a drawing for two brand new and mortgage-free houses.

The company’s president and CEO, Jason James, said the company plans to hold the drawing next December.

“My passion is really trying to reinvent employee appreciation,” James said. “Our business model is really, if we take care of our people, they are going to do more for us than any marketing budget.”

The company purchased two lots for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes, setting aside $500,000 to complete the project.

To qualify for the drawing, employees must be with the company for a full year and take a financial literacy class, paid for by the company. Employees must also complete 20 hours of community service at a nonprofit of their choosing.

“They get a financial education, which helps them get to the goal of owning their own home anyway, and it has an impact on the community,” James said,

The company began operations in July, so no employees qualify yet. Still, excitement is spreading through the ranks.

“There’s nothing like coming home to the wife and saying, ‘Honey, I’m bringing home a new house,'” said Anthony Mitchell, Central Florida plumbing operations manager for Mechanical One.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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