Longevity is usually a pretty solid benchmark for determining the health and happiness of a workforce. Thus, it’s little wonder that Redbud Insurance Services of Buchanan has earned a space on the list of the 20 Best Places to Work in Southwest Michigan for 2022. Every member of the team at Redbud Insurance Services has been in place for at least 15-years running with the exception of their annual intern who generally stays for just a year. The result is, as the nominator says, “We truly all feel like we are a family.” Respectful treatment and genuine appreciation are hallmarks of the management team that keeps Redbud running. The ‘Super Powers’ of making everyone feel like family and always having the employee’s backs keep the team coming back at the start of every new day in Buchanan. They even socialize as a team by rotating the delivery of meals for Meals on Wheels twice a month, and earn bonus rewards on “appreciation days.” Armed with generous time off, a 4-day work week, and the intangible but significant respect and value attributed to them every day, it’s no surprise that the Redbud team has been intact for 15-years and running. As noted in the nomination, “We are a small company, but we are a mighty family.” Qualities highly sought after by any top notch customer service agency like that at Redbud Insurance Services of Buchanan. Read on for more of their story.
What is the name of the business you are nominating?
Redbud Insurance Services LLC
Who are the owner(s) and/or principals in this company?
Honor Holdings LLC
Redbud Insurance Services, 110 Main Street, Buchanan, MI 49107
How many people work at the company you are nominating?
Tell us the story behind the nominated company. What does it do, and what sets them apart from other companies in the region?
Our principals have regard for us not only as team members but as partners in the business. They keep us informed and value our opinions to help keep the day-to-day business flowing smoothly. The employees as well as our customers are top priority when making decisions. We have all worked for Redbud Insurance for at-least 15 years except for our annual intern who generally stays with us a year. We truly all feel like we are a family.
In your own words, why do you think this company deserves to be declared to be one of the 20 Best Places to Work in Michigan’s Great Southwest?
Dedication to their employees as well as our customers.
What makes workers proud to say they work there, and keeps them a part of the team?
We are treated with respect and truly appreciated.
Let’s pretend you’re writing a review for Yelp! or Trip Advisor. Give us your best recommendation for the nominated company that would make the rest of us wish we worked there, too.
Redbud Insurance cares about their employees, have great benefits with very low turnover. We are treated with respect, our opinions are valued we are a family not just a team.
What three key words best describe why this company is a Best Places to Work caliber company?
As a Best Places to Work company “Super Hero,” what are the two most magical “Super Powers” this company seems to have on a day-to-day basis? (i.e., Ability to read minds, fly, invisibility, etc) And why?
Super Power One: Make everyone feel like family
Super Power Two: Alway have our backs
Tell us about the leadership of the nominated company and what they do in order to:
A] Keep spirits and motivation high? — Appreciate the workers always recognizing the work that is being done.
B] Keep innovation and fresh ideas advancing? — Value and instill our input to find better ways to complete tasks.
C] Keep communications open? — Have regular informative meetings to keep the business was running smoothly.
Explain a specific “wow!” moment in this company’s history that is virtually “Hall of Fame” or “Best Practices” worthy, as an example to other companies in the region.
Employees and customers are always first.
Best Places to Work have a reputation for not only working hard, but also for playing hard.
A] How does the nominated company honor or reward success? — Appreciation days with bonus rewards
B] How does the nominated company socialize as a team? — We rotate delivering meals for Meals on Wheels twice a month.
C] How does the nominated company get involved in community events? — Our company is involved with the Buchanan-Galien Lions club, Meals on Wheels, Buchanan Fine Arts Counsel, support BYSBA ( youth baseball) Buchanan College Club, JA
D] How does the nominated company celebrate life? — To the fullest
Write a brief, but compelling, recruitment ad telling people about why they should come and work there, too.
You will feel like you have a second family with great benefits, tools for success rounded off with a generous salary.
What one thing is special about your nominated company that most people in the community have no idea actually happens there, but should be shouted from the rooftops because it’s that cool?
Community Service hours that are served
Give us three employee perks or benefits that you think make the company you have nominated worthy of a Best Places to Work trophy?
- Generous paid time off
- 4-day work week
- We are respected and valued
If this is your company and you win, write the best headline ever for your company newsletter describing your successful selection to the list, and be as specific as you can about how you would celebrate the win if money were no object.
Redbud Insurance recognized in the community. We will honor all of our community with an open house to show our appreciation for your support. Join us for food, laughter and conversation.
Tell us anything else you want about this company that you suddenly realize we haven’t asked you about, but you’re sure will be the thing that puts you squarely into the winner’s circle! (Wait a minute! Can you put a square in a circle?)
We are a small company but we are a mighty family. We have served long term in the community and are well known. We are appreciative of every community member customer or not.