TEC Steps Up To Help Neighbors During Crisis By Offering Free, Home Deliveries
The Exterior Company has nearly 100 employees who were mostly born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. In this time of uncertainty, many of them are hearing stories from family members, neighbors and customers who are afraid to leave their homes to get vital prescription medications and other essential grocery items. As the wait list for deliveries grows longer each day, employees at TEC began discussing how they could help the community. The question struck a nerve with TEC’s president, Ryan Hoke, whose father just had triple bypass surgery and who has risk factors that make this a very real threat for his family.
“I knew how this situation has been affecting us, so it no doubt is affecting other families in our community. We are fortunate that my father lives just five minutes away and we are able to help him get the items he needs. There are other families out there who aren’t as fortunate. That’s how this whole idea originated. I asked my team if anyone would be interested in volunteering, to deliver prescriptions and other essential groceries to our community members who can’t get out right now. I was overwhelmed by the response, but not surprised. We have a great team here and they are once again stepping up,” says Ryan Hoke, president of The Exterior Company.
TEC’s team of volunteers is standing by and ready to help anyone who is immune-compromised, a senior, or who is stuck at home with kids and can’t get out for prescription medication or essential groceries. With safety top-of-mind, Hoke is asking his employees who are volunteering to follow the same guidelines recently put into place for his workers doing roof repairs and replacements. Zero transmission and social distancing is TEC’s mantra right now, and the company is backing that with action.
Here is how TEC’s delivery volunteers will be operating:
- Anyone in need of a delivery contacts TEC by phone or Facebook (details below)
- Needs, along with a plan for prescription or grocery pick-up are established
- TEC team member picks up essential item(s)
- TEC team member places products on homeowner’s doorstep
- TEC team member texts or calls homeowner from car to indicate delivery has arrived
- Once homeowner gets the items from their porch, team member gives a friendly wave and drives away
“Seeing how the core of our business and my ultimate mission for The Exterior Company is to always best serve our community after natural disasters/circumstances beyond one’s control, this seemed like the perfect time to step up and help,” says Hoke.
To schedule a delivery with TEC, visit the company’s Facebook page and send a message, or call the office at 855-766-3264 and leave a message.
Disclaimer for Delivery: The Exterior Company will be limited by those who have volunteered. Due to the pressing need for deliveries, TEC cannot guarantee it will be able to help every person who reaches out. The Exterior Company is acting in good faith to protect all parties involved and is offering this service to community members, not to prevent transmission of COVID-19, but to reduce their risk of exposure.