DR Power Equipment Named Among Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2012

Feb 11, 2013, 13:54 ET from DR Power Equipment

VERGENNES, Vt., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Country Home Products – the home of DR® Power Equipment, the Vermont company behind such property maintenance machines as the DR® Trimmer/Mower – has been named a Best Place to Work in Vermont for the third year in a row, and the fourth year overall.  The company is honored to have been given this distinction once again, and recognizes that contributors to its success as an employer include not only its practices and policies, but also the neighborly spirit of its 250 employees.

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The Best Places to Work in Vermont award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the top employers in Vermont as measured by anonymous employee surveys.  Companies from across the state participate in a two-part process to determine the final list. The first part consists of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consists of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determine the top companies and the final ranking.  Country Home Products was named in the "Large Business Category" because it employs over 150 people in the state of Vermont.

Company President Joe Perrotto says that "Much of why we are the way we are can be credited to our founding belief that we need to measure our success as much by how well we treat each other and our customers as we do by the 'bottom-line' – trying each and every day to run our company by the 'golden rule.'"  He also recognizes that although the company has been in business for 27 years and has employed over 1,000 different people in that time, the company's warm personality and commitment to ethical business practices have remained the same – something Perrotto calls "a fairly extraordinary thing."

About DR® Power Equipment

DR® Power Equipment, a division of Country Home Products, Inc., the premiere developer and marketer of professional-grade outdoor equipment for residential use, was founded in 1985 in Charlotte, Vermont.  Today it occupies three facilities and employs 220 people. For more information on its complete line of power equipment, visit the web site at www.drpower.com.

PRODUCT PHOTOS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE.  For more information on DR® POWER EQUIPMENT please contact Julia Gilbert at 802-877-1201 ext 1118.

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