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2014 Schell Home Holiday Decorating Contest

By Tim Auman, in All Communities

2014 Holiday Decorating Contest

Thanksgiving is now behind us, which means it’s no longer frowned upon to start decorating the outside of your home for the holidays. Lights, wreaths, candy canes, and electronic reindeer that move their head up and down, these are just a few decorations that you’ll find on lawns and homes around the country. Why, with this many lit up ornaments you would even say these homes glow.

We love to see your homes decorated for the holidays, which is why we’re announcing our 2014 Holiday Decorating Contest for Schell homeowners. Help us spread holiday cheer this year by sharing your decorated homes with us. The winning house will receive a $500 Visa gift card, perfect for buying those last minute gifts for your family. Please, double check your community’s HOA rules before buying that ten foot inflatable snowman or renting a live nativity scene.

We’re accepting submission from now until Sunday, December 14th. Send your submissions to griswold@schellbrothers.com and the winner will be announced on Facebook on December 15th. In your submission, along with photos of the exterior of your home, please provide which community you live in,  your house number, name and phone number. Every participating homeowner will receive a small holiday gift from us, to show our appreciation for your holiday spirit.

After we’ve announced the winner, all of the the photos will be posted to our Facebook page and the voting will begin for the People’s Choice Award. Be sure to ‘like’ our page and share your photo with all of your friends! The homeowner with the most shares and likes by December 19th will win a Schell swag package. So, what are you waiting for? On your mark, get set, decorate!

 

*All submissions must be a Schell Brothers or Kincade home.

Company Beach Day 2014 [video]

By Tim Auman, in All Communities

Company Beach Day 2014

Work hard, play hard. You may have seen this written on the back of a shirt or posted online somewhere. It’s something we take to heart here at Schell Brothers, which is why each summer we close up shop and head to the beach for a day of relaxing with friends, enjoying the ocean, eating delicious food, and a whole lot of dancing.

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View the rest of the Beach Day photo album

 

Company Beach Day is a big deal, and a lot of work goes into putting it all together. From the living room oasis to the bounce joust, this year’s Beach Day delivered on all levels and surpassed the previous year’s event. This year’s activities were all about balancing the energy of the day,  “both the yin and the yang” according to Wes Fruehauf, half of the brain trust responsible for putting on the event.

Dan Matta, also part of the brain trust, wanted to not only make the day relaxing, but also bring the energy. “You begin to fist pump it up and the energy is going. All of a sudden you’re bouncing. And then you can go night night in the oasis,” Dan said.

Spending time together and cutting loose is just a part of our company culture, and that culture is on full display at Company Beach Day. This is just one of the many reasons we were named among the Top Places to Work in Delaware. Working for Schell is like being a part of a second family. Interviewed on how our culture is created, Chris Schell has said, “We are a significantly more social company than most, and we hire people we would enjoy being around.”

 

I’m on a Boat, My First Day Working for Schell Brothers

By Tim Auman, in All Communities

Not many companies throw you into the fray on your first day. My average first days have consisted of hours of paper work, seminars on corporate culture, and hand cramps, from the previously mentioned hours of paper work.

Although it’s hard to avoid the necessary paperwork on your first day, it wasn’t long into my first morning at Schell Brothers before Jeremy and Christina were knocking on the door asking me if I was ready for an adventure. First day on-the-job adventure? I’m in.

We gather up the video equipment and head out to Bayfront at Rehoboth. I’m more properly clued into the project as we travel to meet Adam and Frank, we are filming the exciting conclusion to Explore Life at Bayfront.

For those who haven’t watched the Explore Life at Bayfront video series, it follows Adam Pettengall and Frank Ryan as two explorers observing the residents of Bayfront at Rehoboth in their natural habitat and amenities. And in this episode, our brave duo kayak to the “far” reaches of Marsh Island, seen off of the community’s private beach.

Our filming adventure then took us to Marsh Island and across Rehoboth Bay to the docks of Dewey, where we anchored our pontoon boat and came upon shore for lunch. Although this episode has our explorers walking off into the sunset, my adventure with Schell Brothers is just beginning.

Share your favorite Schell Brothers adventure with us in the comments.