After boosting employee morale during COVID-19, Prestige Cabinets looks to help local health care worker
Owners of Prestige Cabinets, Doug and Terrah Hogue, in Toano knew once the pandemic hit that they needed to do something to help out the community during the hard times.
“We make cabinets, we can’t really make face masks or anything like that, so I thought maybe let’s try to support business that are being hit volume wise,” he said.
Hogue and his wife, Terrah, decided to give back to their community as well as their employees by buying lunch for their roughly 25 person staff every Friday from a local restaurant.
“I know the morale was high, especially in times where everybody was a little bit concerned and worried about what was going to happen. Having them go out of their way, showing us that they appreciate us showing up every day and taking that chance. It went a long way,” said Mike Wiscott, operations manager.
For eight weeks in a row they bought lunch for their employees and shouted out the local businesses on the company’s Facebook page. Some of the businesses that they supported included El Sabor Mexicano, Jimmy’s Oven & Grill, Daddyo’s Tavern and others.
In addition to the weekly lunches, the Hogues decided to launch a new endeavor that had been in the works for a while, but sped up once the pandemic hit.
On June 12, they announced Cabinets for a Cause, a free kitchen makeover to one deserving health care worker.
Members of the community are encouraged to nominate an eligible health care worker from Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center or Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg. The nomination period runs the entire month of July.
Hogue said he wants to make this a yearly giveaway and plans to dedicate each year to a different type of profession such as teachers, EMTs, police officers, etc.
“Someone in our community who sacrifices a lot day in and out, but maybe goes unnoticed,” he said.
The kitchen makeover, appraised for anywhere from $30,000-50,000, according to Hogue, will be entirely free for the chosen recipient.
Prestige Cabinets has partnered with seven other local businesses for the makeover, including Kathryn Salyer Design & Renovation, Signature Stone Corp., Owens Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., and four others. Ferguson will also be helping with the appliance package.
If you wish to nominate an eligible health care worker for this giveaway, please visit prestigecabinets.biz/cabinets-for-a-cause.
Abigail Adcox, 757-222-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prestige Cabinets Offers Free Kitchen Makeover to Honor Healthcare Workers
Prestige Cabinets has announced a call for nominations in its inaugural Cabinets for a Cause program, which honors a deserving member of the company's local community, by providing a complete kitchen makeover at no charge.
Prestige Cabinets and its partner companies will "recognize these selfless individuals and reward them with a dream kitchen makeover," donating all design, labor, and materials to create the winner's dream kitchen. Other participants include Custom Quarters Painting, Ferguson plumbing supplies, Grimsley Custom Plumbing, Kathryn Salyer Design & Renovation, Owens Heating and Air, Signature Stone, and Williamson Wicker & Patio.
The inaugural Cabinets for a Cause 2020 will benefit a deserving member of the local healthcare community, to recognize the dedication and hard work of healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. One selfless hero will be rewarded in the Cabinets for a Cause program.
Prestige Cabinets is a family-owned and operated small business. Owned by husband and wife team, Doug and Terrah Hogue, they strive to create a value-centered company that offers quality cabinetry while supporting their team and contributing to their community.
Doug is a graduate of the VCU School of Business with a concentration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Terrah is a graduate of William and Mary's School of Business with a degree in Accounting. Together they have shared goals of providing high-quality cabinetry at competitive prices while offering the highest level of service to their clients.
Eligible are nurses, environmental service workers, and lab technicians at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Hospital and Riverside Doctor's Hospital of Williamsburg.
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