When Gentle Giant opened up a branch in Seattle, we instantly got caught up in the vibrant community spirit and the wonderfully diverse people that made our moves here so exciting. Now that Gentle Giant has been in Seattle for over four years, we have a better understanding of what it will take to continue our success.
For starters, people in Seattle care about quality, not only in the work being done, but in the people performing the job. Gentle Giant has always hired high-quality people to do a high-quality job, and that has paid off immensely in Seattle. Word-of-mouth referrals have been is spread about us, and we are looking to capitalize on that. The inside scoop about Gentle Giant is also getting out because we have attached ourselves to big community events that share our core values.
The Windermere Cup Regatta is a beautiful crew race hosted by the University of Washington, and is sponsored by Windermere Real Estate. Gentle Giant sponsors a Hospitality Tent at the Regatta, and we have many reasons for doing so.
For starters, the Windermere Cup is a beloved event in the Seattle community. People and their families come from all over to soak up the fun on Lake Washington. In all of Gentle Giant’s regions, we are purposefully selective to find events that bring communities together in a fun way, and the Windermere Cup is no exception.
The Windermere Cup Regatta is also a big win for Gentle Giant because all of Windermere’s Real Estate Agents are present. They are thrilled to hear that Gentle Giant contributes so much to the event and are open to connecting. Having strong relationships with realtors is very important to us because they have a direct line to people moving, aka potential Gentle Giant customers.
Finally, the Windermere Cup is the perfect event for us because of our long-time association with the rowing community. Gentle Giant was founded by a rower and our company culture is rooted in the same values rowing has: strength, endurance, synchronization with your team and a “never quit” mentality.
We look forward to getting involved with even more terrific events in Seattle, and in our other Gentle Giant regions!