Team Cone is named to list of Best Companies To Work For in Florida for fourth year

Team Cone has been named to the 2022 list of Best Companies to Work For In Florida by Florida Trend Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

 

Team Cone earned this designation after evaluation by an independent third-party organization of the company practices, policies, information, and especially employee satisfaction surveys.  The anonymous employee satisfaction surveys contributed 75% to the overall competition score.

 

“Being voted for the fourth year in a row to the list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida shows that our team appreciates our culture of caring,” says Team Cone Human Resources Director Jonathan Jarrell.  “We believe that our company’s culture will take us into the future.  Our teammates again showed us they agree with us by the way they responded to these surveys.”

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In 2022, Team Cone added six more teammates to its list of Legends – teammates who have been with the team for over 20 years.

The company’s founder, Douglas P. Cone, Jr. says that he is again honored to be named to this list by his teammates. “We have just been through some of the toughest years in our company’s history,” Cone says. “We are beyond proud that our team has again voted us to this prestigious list. We will continue to work towards earning this honor every year.”

 

WatermarkTeam Cone LogoAbout Team Cone
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding its territory and suppliers and has not stopped since. Today Team Cone distributes a broad portfolio of beverages from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties out of a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Team Cone’s goal is to operate a World Class company by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

 

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About Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For in Florida™ competition

Each year, Florida Trend Magazine partners with the Best Companies Group to administer anonymous surveys to employees in eligible companies around Florida.  Employers complete an in-depth questionnaire and employees have the opportunity to offer their honest feedback by taking part in a company-wide survey. Once both portions of the assessment are complete, the data is analyzed to determine if an organization has what it takes to be the “best.”  The list of Best Companies is published in the August edition of Florida Trend Magazine.

Team Cone is named to list of Best Companies To Work For in Florida for second year

The leadership of Cone Distributing (Team Cone) is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, the company has been named to Florida Trend Magazine’s 2020 list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida™.

 

Team Cone earned this designation after evaluation by an independent third-party organization of the company practices, policies, information, and especially employee satisfaction surveys.  The anonymous employee satisfaction surveys contributed 75% to the overall competition score.

 

“Being voted for the second year to the list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida shows that our culture of caring is our competitive advantage,” says Team Cone Human Resources Director Jonathan Jarrell.  “We believe that our company’s culture will take us into the future.  Our teammates again showed us they agree with us by the way they responded to these surveys.”

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In February, Team Cone hosted a dinner to honor all teammates who had twenty years or more of tenure with the company.

 

“Cone Distributing has continued to evolve, improve culture and innovate over the 22 years I have been employed,” says Mike Faulkner, Team Cone Key Accounts Manager. “It is truly deserving of the accolades for achieving the distinction as one of the best companies to work for in Florida. Teammates are genuinely valued and recognized as crucial players in the future and continued prosperity going forward.”

 

The company’s founder, Douglas P. Cone, Jr. says that he is again honored to be named to this list by his teammates. “Last year, we were humbled to be named to this list for the first time and we knew what a challenge it would be to be named to the list for a second year,” Cone says. “We knew our Team was up to the challenge, and they have again exceeded our expectations.”

 

 

WatermarkTeam Cone LogoAbout Team Cone
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding its territory and suppliers and has not stopped since. Today Team Cone distributes a broad portfolio of beverages from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties out of a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Team Cone’s goal is to operate a World Class company by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

 

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About Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For in Florida™ competition

Each year, Florida Trend Magazine partners with the Best Companies Group to administer anonymous surveys to employees in eligible companies around Florida.  Employers complete an in-depth questionnaire and employees have the opportunity to offer their honest feedback by taking part in a company-wide survey. Once both portions of the assessment are complete, the data is analyzed to determine if an organization has what it takes to be the “best.”  The list of Best Companies is published in the August edition of Florida Trend Magazine.

Team Cone Spring Rib Sale 2018 raises $6,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Cone Distributing (Team Cone) is proud to announce that their 2018 Rib Fest earned $6,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Team Cone’s Rib Fest is an employee-run event that involves teammates selling tickets for slabs of ribs and proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Ribs are then cooked up and teammates come to pick up the ribs at AMF Galaxy West Lanes in Ocala.

Rib Fest Coordinator Ben Whiting says that he is grateful for all of the help and all of the money the company is able to raise for St. Jude Children’s Hospital:

“I’d like to thank everyone for their participation and support of this week’s St. Jude’s Rib Fest.  We had a great time and raised a lot of money for an even better cause. Big Thanks to Chef Matt Brady, Ty Chatterton, Matt Goldsmith, Mark Stein, Mark Burdett, John Finch, Steve and Linda Beckwith and Clarence Thomas for all their help Friday and Saturday in the preparation and handing out of the ribs.  To everyone who sold and bought tickets thank you as well. Remember with childhood cancer ‘No one fights alone.’”

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Team Cone teammates celebrate Rib Fest 2018 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Each year, Team Cone raises money with the help of local businesses across the 22 counties in the state of Florida and makes a large donation to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the conclusion of the year.  The Team Cone Rib Sale is a part of that effort.

Team Cone is working in 2018 to break the company record of $51,000 for St. Jude fundraising set in 2017.

Please see coverage in the Ocala Star-Banner here.

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About Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything.