As we enter the holiday season, our thoughts are on what we are thankful and grateful for in our lives. Here at Easy Ice, we are thankful for our customers who trust us with their ice needs and for our tireless employees, partners and vendors who serve our customers every day. And we hear from customers that they’re thankful for a simple and cost-effective ice machine solution.

In this time of reflection, some of our team members wanted to let our coworkers, customers, partners and friends know what they are individually grateful for.

Things I am thankful for:

  • Customers who take the time to understand how we can help them succeed and trust us to be their partner
  • Employees who tirelessly devote themselves to the cause of earning the right to be our customers partner ever single day
  • Our supplier partners who deliver high quality reliable products and services that are paramount for our business.
  • A country that allows businesses to start, grow and flourish
  • The opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our employees, customers and partners.
  • I am thankful for all the people who encouraged, coached, counseled, taught, supported and believed in the ideas and the people of Easy Ice.
  • Thankful for a group of employees who give so unselfishly to those less fortunate during the holidays and the entire year.

~ Mark, Chief Executive Iceologist

I am grateful for my health and my family’s health. And for each and every day — Always something to be grateful for. Love the Easy Ice family I get to work with . Working in the Customer Service part of the business is challenging but I love every day of it because of the great team we have to work with. We all care about our customers – they are the reason we are here. ~ Carrie, Customer Service Iceologist

I am grateful for the opportunity to work for a company that prides itself on providing good local jobs for hardworking, dedicated employees. This is accomplished by offering quality product with the highest customer service. We have a service that is very unique and helps small and large businesses manage their cash. Easy Ice is a challenging, fun place to work! ~ Fred, Treasurer Iceologist

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Field Service Coordination Iceologist Eric and his beautiful family

I am insanely grateful for my family; my beautiful wife and two amazing daughters. I’m grateful for the opportunity that Easy Ice has provided me over the last three and a half years. Wishing everyone a warm and joyful holiday season.  ~ Eric, Field Service Coordination Iceologist

I am grateful for the wonderful staff at my Dad’s Nursing Home. It takes very special people to care for people in this difficult stage in their life, with that, I am thankful for my employment with Easy Ice. Not only is it a family oriented, fair and amazing place to work, I know I have the freedom to be there for my mom or dad in time of need. Knowing I will not face consequences should I need to leave urgently or early due to a family emergency is extremely comforting. The love and support from my husband, children and Easy Ice family makes me feel very grateful every day. ~ Diane, Customer Service Manager Iceologist

I am grateful to live in my all-time favorite town and have a job I love in the area.  Easy Ice is the best company I’ve ever worked for.  They truly care about their employees and everyone genuinely strives to meet our customer’s needs. Being able to go home at the end of the day feeling energized- that is something I am very grateful for! ~ Claire, Customer Service Iceologist

Customer Service Iceologist Brooke & her cool family

Customer Service Iceologist Brooke & her cool family

I have so much to be thankful for. First and foremost, is my wonderful husband (and high school sweetheart of 11 years). We are proof that opposites attract. We balance one another perfectly. Together, we have our two children: a boy (4) and a girl (2). They give me a reason to be thankful every day that I get to be their mom. Having a family has been my greatest accomplishment this far. Having a great work/life balance at Easy Ice allows me to enjoy moments with my family. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with. I love waking up each morning and looking forward to going to my job. It’s such a blessing to talk with customers on a daily basis and help them with their needs. ~ Brooke, Customer Service Iceologist

I’m thankful for the health and happiness of my family and friends. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with a growing company focused on the best service and experience for our diverse customers. And I’m grateful for the basics that we sometimes take for granted; a warm home, plenty of food and clean water, understanding that not everyone is so fortunate. ~ Heidi, Marketing Iceologist

I’m thankful for working in a dynamic and exciting environment with much support from coworkers and a good working relationship with customers and vendors. ~ Stacey, Controller Iceologist

I am thankful for my wonderful family, our uniquely special country (the only one conceived in individual Liberty!), the fantastically diverse nature of the industry we have the pleasure to serve on a daily basis at Easy Ice, and the countless blessings I am privileged to take for granted so regularly. ~ Dewey, Field Service Director Iceologist

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Customer Service Iceologist Jennifer chillin’ with her cute little one

I am thankful for having such a wonderful hardworking husband, family and friends as well as my Easy Ice family.  I am thankful for having a job that I love, co-workers that I enjoy working with and a manager that is irreplaceable.  I am thankful for our customers that allow me to have these relationships as well as my relationships with them.  I am also very grateful that I was given a second chance at life and really need to appreciate that.  I wish everyone a safe, healthy and Happy New Year. ~ Jennifer, Customer Service Iceologist

I am most thankful for the love I receive from my family and friends, for our fantastic Easy Ice team and their ability to help our clients daily. I am also thankful for my health and the health of my family, for kindness, for the memories I have made over the years and for laughter. Oh, and I am thankful for the Cubs winning the World Series! #FlyTheW ~ Tami, Accounts Receivable Iceologist

Luke, one of our National Sales Iceologists, was inspired to share a little story he wrote titled Fantastic Thanksgiving instead of a straight-up thankful list:

Thanksgiving is fast approaching,
Which begs the question dear millennials…
How will you respond to your uncles, and aunts and parents when they ask you; “How are you?”
The conversation had begun like most mundane break room conversations go:
“How are you?” 
“I’m good, and you?”
“Fantastic.”
“Are you really fantastic?” I asked her. “Or does “fantastic” mean good and “good” mean not so great?”
“things could be worse,” she told me.
“But if things could be worse, they could also be better. Are you fantastic? Or are you compromising between what’s really fantastic and what’s okay and choosing an optimistic outlook?” I asked this innocently, as though the answer didn’t matter, though really it did. Like saying “I’ll eat anything” when you’re hoping for pizza.
She looked at the ceiling and thought for a moment.
“My kids are good, everyone’s healthy, I have a good job; yes, I’m fantastic.”
She went on to tell me about the weather, how it “could be warmer” or it sure would be nice if some of her loved ones were still with her.
“But that’s just life,” she says. “Why worry about the things we can’t control when everything else is fantastic!”
And there it was, she had reasoned both logically and emotionally how fantastic her day was. She turned the question over to me; 

“So, how are you doing today?”
I looked at the ceiling and thought for a moment, “Am I fantastic”?
My grandfather died yesterday, so it goes. I’m restless, what’s new. I’m healthy, I have a good job;
“I’m fantastic.” I told her.

Dear Millennials, worry is symptomatic of the ambition that flows through your veins. This Thanksgiving allow the things you can’t control to wash away and let your attention fall on what you can control & the people that surround you.

That to me, would be a fantastic day. ~ Luke, National Sales Iceologist

From a thankful Team Easy Ice to all of you: Wishing you a joyous (& chill) holiday season!