Watch some highlights of Sandy’s speech from our end-of-year party.
Today we wanted to share part of our end-of-year party. Sandy King, our CEO, recapped our year and made an exciting announcement. You can watch some highlights of her speech in the video above.
We wanted to celebrate Symbiont Service Corp’s fantastic year. The hard work and dedication of our employees have made this company flourish. In 2019, we earned $9.4 million in revenue. That number dropped significantly in 2020, but we continued to survive COVID. This year, we exceeded $13 million in revenue, which marks our hottest year ever. It’s all thanks to everyone at Symbiont.
This company was founded in the early ’80s by Roy and Karen King, Sandy’s parents. Since then, ownership has been passed down to her. However, Sandy has found a new successor. We’re excited to announce that, from this point forward, we will be an employee-owned business. Our Symbiont Service employees will be our new owners through our ESOP plan.
A Business Observer article by contributor Beth Luberecki, published on March 23, 2022, revealed more about Sandy’s motivation for her decision to transition to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). “To walk away after 26 years with Symbiont without making sure the employees are taken care of would be counterintuitive to my business philosophy,” Sandy told Ms. Luberecki in the interview. “I recognized that the strength of the company is its employees, and I wanted to do right by them. I didn’t want to have a succession plan that only took care of me. I wanted it to be symbiotic and take care of the employees too.”
We hope you’re as excited by this news as we were. As always, if you have any questions about our products or are looking to have anGeoThermal pool heating or air conditioning unit installed, feel free to call or email us. We would love to hear from you.
Today we have some very exciting news to share. I’m joined by Ed Sharkey of Sharkey’s Air to announce that Sharkey’s Air and Symbiont Service Corp. are joining forces! Ed and Maryanne Sharkey are retiring and decided to merge with our company.
Sandy said, “I am honored to be recognized by The Commonwealth Institute – South Florida as a leading Florida women-led business owner. It is so important for women throughout Florida to be confident in their passion to lead a successful company! Thank you for the privilege to share this message.”
Symbiont Service Corp is seeking an IN-OFFICE (must be local) Clerical Assistant, who will be primarily assisting in invoice entering, database entry, planned maintenance contracts, answering phone and new business development internal support.
Administrative and supporting roles.
The position requires attention to detail and confidentiality as this person will be working in our office and accounting databases.
Proficiency in MS OFFICE a requirement.
Experience with QuickBooks is helpful.
Previous employment in clerical field is highly recommended.
When it comes to Christmas, the team at Symbiont Service come together and bring in donations of food and other needed items and then the donations get delivered to the organization chosen by the team.
This years’ recipient was Englewood Helping Hands. A cash donation of $500 was also presented when the food donations were delivered. Rico Skinner, our Assistant Warehouse Manager drove the company vehicle and delivered the food donations and presented the cash donation to Howard B. Goodrich, Executive Director, of Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. (pictured below)
We also had fun decorating the office and getting into the Christmas — Grinch-mas — spirit!