Georgia Spa Company 2023 Staff Award Winners

Georgia Spa Company 2023 Staff Awards

On Sunday, February 4, 2024, Georgia Spa Company held its annual company-wide celebration and awards dinner at The Georgia Club in Statham. CEO Josh Kemerling, and Executive Vice President David Baker thanked all of Georgia Spa's employees for their efforts and dedication to Georgia Spa and presented awards in recognition of 2023 achievements.

The celebration also included a Casino Night, raffles, great food, a DJ and dancing. Be sure to check out the photo gallery of the celebration on Facebook!

"I have said many times, our biggest win of 2023 was becoming an Employee Owned Company," said Kemerling on Georgia Spa Company becoming an ESOP in May. "Thank you again to our founder Mark Stevens for securing the culture of Georgia Spa Company for many, many years to come."

This year's Celebration Dinner was made even more special as the company's top awards were renamed in honor of company and industry leaders. The Employee of the Year will now carry the name of GSC Founder Mark Stevens, and the Sales & Marketing Employee of the Year award will now be enshrined with the names of Sales Professionals Mark Baker and Cherry Durand.

Stevens established Georgia Spa in 2004 with its first location in Buford, Ga. In May 2023, he announced the company was sold into an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), giving its employees ownership after 20 years at the helm. Along with the ESOP development, Stevens moved into a well-deserved retirement but continues to serve Georgia Spa as its Board of Directors Chairman.

Baker has been honored with a prestigious Top 10 Worldwide Sales Award by Watkins Wellness, standing tall among 900+ dealers globally. Cherry is renowned throughout the industry for consistently maintaining a position as one of the foremost salespersons for over 30 years.

To our team, you're absolutely the best and we appreciate all that you do in helping our customers Bring Relaxation Home! Thank you to our customers for choosing us, and thank you for your understanding as we were closed for the day of recognition.

Here are the 2023 Georgia Spa Company award winners as voted on by their fellow employees:

Mark Stevens Employee of the Year: Keisha Shiver, Vendor Relations Specialist (fourth from left). To be eligible for the Employee of the Year Award, an individual must be one of our monthly Employees of the Month winners from Sales or Operations.

Additionally, Georgia Spa Company acknowledged sales and time of service milestones at the celebration dinner:

Photos taken by Alexis Peel Photography