For over 27 years, George Cleary, owner of The Cleary Company Remodel-Design-Build in Columbus Ohio, and his Team have both grown in number and experience. Sharing their successes, challenges, and changes over the years creates many memories and he appreciates the Team’s role in it all. George truly believes he’s built a team that is like a family, and this feeling is echoed by everyone that works at The Cleary Company. From the most tenured Team members to the newest, he works to make each one feel appreciated and valued.
Each year George closes up the office and treats his Team to a day off work to bond together and create memories. In 2021 it was a day of competition dubbed “Team Cleary Olympics”!
5 teams were assigned a color (1 for each ring in the Olympic logo) and encouraged to complete in more than 15 simple but fun tasks and games to earn points for their team. Games and tasks included ~
- Vote on a team name & captain
- Drive a remote toy car through a course
- Build a log cabin with Lincoln Logs
- Push a cup across a table with a water gun
- Hula hoop
- Balloon launch
- & others
Cash prizes were awarded to the 2 top scoring teams — Blue Collar Kids & Red Hot Cleary Peppers! Several superstar awards were presented by George too.
We combined this annual Team day of fun with a community event, A Battle of the Businesses, where we competed with other companies to win money for our chosen charity. Team Cleary voted to play for Special Spaces Ohio. Special Spaces Ohio creates dream bedroom makeovers for dependent children ages 2-19 with cancer who are within one year of treatment. Their goal is to provide them a safe place to recover, heal, sleep and even play. A very special space just to be a kid! What an amazing charity with such an important impact.
Our own Jen Sommers has volunteered with them for many years and has also coordinated multiple bedroom projects for them here in Columbus since joining our Team.
Team Cleary Competes in Dublin Chamber’s 5th Annual ‘Battle of the Businesses’
The Dublin Chamber Corporate Challenge: A Battle of the Businesses, in partnership with the City of Dublin and Dublin City Schools, is all about fitness, team building and friendly competition, a perfect combination for our annual Team day of fun. Throughout this two-day event, employees from area businesses came together to compete in various challenges against other businesses as a way to promote employee wellness and community involvement. It also happens to provide a great way to earn bragging rights and support some great causes along the way!
Team Cleary Event Winners in the Corporate Challenge:
- Obstacle Course — 1st: Don, Ian, Shannon, Jayde
- Bingo Team — 2nd (tie): Jenn3, Laura, Leo, Gary
- Laser Tag —3rd: Ian, Katie, Pete, Jamie
- Pumpkin Decorating – Best Overall: Coury
After competitions concluded, we gathered back at the office for a fajita dinner, drinks, music and more games. As you can see from the photos below, there was plenty of good-natured competition, loads of laughs, and a good time had by all. Enjoy some of our favorite moments of the day below!
Are you looking for a company where you can have fun and create amazing projects that improve clients’ lives? Do you like the idea of a day off for fun, food, and games? We are hiring for many positions and would love the chance to show you who we are! Check our Careers page on our website for details on open positions!