Cross Country Home Services Named As Finalist In The 5th Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Awards
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2013) —Cross Country Home Services, Inc. (CCHS), one of the country's leading providers of home warranty products and maintenance plans, has been named a finalist in two categories in the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards. The coveted annual program recognizes the achievements and positive contributions of companies and executives around the world. CCHS is a finalist in the "Corporate Social Responsibility - Company of the Year" and "Women Executive of the Year" categories. Winners will be honored at the awards dinner and presentation in San Francisco on September 30.
OPERATION APPLIANCE AIDSM: Keeping Things Running Smoothly For Our Veterans, is a finalist in the Corporate Social Responsibility – Company of the Year category. CCHS recognized the struggles that many veterans have as a result of the disruption caused by active duty or by an injury or disability, so they launched a program in 2012 that provides new appliances and major home systems to veterans and military service families in need. The company believes that providing a tangible gift in the form of a new major appliance or home system can bring an immediate sense of relief and improve their everyday lives. CCHS leveraged their existing partnerships with a large network of independent service providers and major appliance manufacturers, and formed partnerships with community organizations such as United Way of Broward County, Rebuilding Together Broward County, Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM) and The Senior Source in Dallas, TX to identify veterans in need. Donations are typically timed to major military holidays, and in just one year, CCHS has donated more than 30 appliances and helped 14 deserving families around the country.
CCHS President Sandra Finn is also being recognized by the Golden Bridge Awards as a finalist in the Women Executive of the Year category. Finn joined CCHS in 1999, and moved quickly from Executive Vice President to President. She oversees a total of more than 600 employees in the company's Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. headquarters and in their Anderson, S.C. customer care facility that operates 24 hours, 365 days a year. Under Finn's leadership, CCHS has earned double-digit revenue growth and increased its employee base significantly. She has focused the company's attention on delivering a top-notch customer experience across every point of contact within the company; united a diverse employee base behind the company's customer service-focused mission, and has been repeatedly recognized as Florida's top five most prominent female executives by The Commonwealth Institute.
"We take great pride in being honored by the Golden Bridge Awards, and being recognized among some of the world's best companies," said Finn. "CCHS's mission is to provide peace of mind to our customers. We do this through our cost-effective home warranty and home management products, and a concentrated focus on customer experience. We were able to extend this mission through Operation Appliance Aid, which is a program that our partners and our employees have rallied behind. It's an honor to be recognized for our efforts."
About Cross Country Home Services
Cross Country Home Services, Inc. (CCHS) is dedicated to making home management easy by offering a full selection of hassle-free, cost-effective home solutions, including warranty products and maintenance plans. Since 1978, the company has built a reputation for excellence and today is one of the nation's leading providers of these products and services. Consumers can buy home warranties and home maintenance plans directly from CCHS or through select affinity partners in mortgage, banking, insurance, real estate and utilities industries. Products include some of the industry's best known brands, including TotalProtect Home Warranty, Home Protect Warranty and HMS Home Warranty. The company's customer care staff is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of service. Homeowner needs are quickly resolved through a national network of over 40,000 service providers, the largest in the industry. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., CCHS is a member of the Cross Country Group. To learn more about CCHS, please visit www.cchs.com.
About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.