We are proud to have been named to the Inc. 5000 list for the second year running. This year, we ranked #1013 out of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in America with a 391% revenue growth over a three-year-period. We feel so thankful for how far we have come, and for all of the people who have made it possible, our PlanOFam. Thank you. To read more, check out the press release.
After many grueling months of trials, regulations and laws, drones are finally allowed for usage within the real estate industry, and you better believe we’re catching onto that tail wind. PlanOmatic is now offering Aerial Photography services everywhere in the U.S.!
You’ve seen the stunning imagery before, but we’ll drop these here in case you need a refresher…
Don’t feel bad, we’re drooling too. Want to see more? Let’s goooo.
On July 30, 2016, Giveback Homes, a real estate professional volunteer and donation network, partnered with Habitat for Humanity, an international organization driven to build homes and communities for those in need, to volunteer for Build Day in San Francisco.
PlanOmatic was happy to be the first to ever sponsor and provide photography at the event. Our long-time photographer and account manager, AJ Canaria, had the pleasure of capturing this momentous day which brought volunteers together to work on Habitat Terrace, the largest development of it’s kind in the San Francisco area.
AJ says, “I just absolutely love telling a story through pictures. It was fun following around each one of these groups, getting to know each person as I moved from one building to the next, and capturing them in action doing their specific task. Everyone had a smile on their face and really had a great energy to them. It was a rewarding experience being part of something bigger than myself and taking part and doing something for social good.”
PlanOmatic is proud to sponsor events such as these, which focus on providing everyone a stable home to live in. Working with Giveback homes was a great experience and we can’t wait to see the success they have with future Build Days all across the country and in Nicaragua. We fully support the mission and goals of Giveback Homes and Habitat for Humanity, and we are happy to contribute to such a wonderful cause.
For more information about the San Francisco Build Day, click here.
We are pleased to have won the Small Business Award in the category of 20-29 employees presented by the Denver Business Journal at the first annual Small Business Award Luncheon on April 19, 2016 at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Denver.
PlanOmatic ranked #1 in revenue growth over a three-year period between 2012 and 2014 among companies headquartered in the metro-Denver area in the category of 20 to 29 employees, as of March 1, 2015.
“We are honored to have received this award which is a reminder of the accomplishments we have achieved over the years. It keeps us motivated to continue improving our company and our services for the future of business in the real estate industry,” says CEO Kori Covrigaru.
Ten nominees were selected for each of the five categories chosen by The Denver Business Journal, based on revenue and number of employees as of March 1, 2015. The categories were 46-75 employees, 30-45 employees, 20-29 employees, 11-19 employees and 1-10 employees. From the nominees, the top three ranking from each category were honored on stage at the Small Business Awards Luncheon. You can view photos here.
The winning companies of each of the five categories are featured in an article that was released on April 22, 2016. This specific publication also discusses how small businesses are performing nationally over a given period of time.
We are blessed to have recognized for this award due to the hard work and dedication of our employees, and the continued loyalty and support from our clientele. Thank you, and we look forward to continuing to serve the real estate industry in the best way we know how, story telling through online marketing.
Over the weekend, PlanOmatic donated $600 and had the pleasure of participating in the 2016 Courage Classic, a biking event that strives to raise money for sick children through Children’s Hospital Colorado.
The charity ride took place at Copper Mountain in Colorado and hosted around 2,000 riders with 300 volunteers. The two day bike tour offered a couple different route options each day, offering a 40 mile ride and an 80 mile ride.
CTO, Arie Covrigaru, and Operations Coordinator, Avi Covrigaru biked 40 miles from Copper Mountain, to Vail and back. The ride took about 4 hours in total, not including a lunch break in between. The route was a combination of upward peaks, and downward slopes.
“The most difficult part of the ride for me was the steep incline in the dead center of Vail Pass. I struggled to keep peddling on my lowest gear while I watched people dismount and walk. At certain points I had to stop and stretch in order to keep my legs fresh. As grueling as the ride was at this stage, it was moments like this that gave me the sense of accomplishment I felt upon completion,” says Avi.
Though the trail was difficult at points, the PlanoTeam also enjoyed moments of peace and beauty which made it a success. Arie claims, “There was a lot of excitement about this ride. Most riders were CU Children hospital employees and their families. The village at Copper was as full, as colorful and as lively as I have seen it during snowboard season. In addition, the landscape was majestic and I enjoyed it tremendously, when I was not busy paddling uphill.”
PlanOmatic had a great journey and we intend on participating again next year! To learn more about the Courage Classic, visit their website:
1) Who is your favorite comedian?
Dave Chappelle, because he does my favorite white guy impersonation.
2) If you could leave today, what country would you visit?
Costa Rica! The food, culture, and weather is amazing on the pacific side of Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
3) What was your favorite game to play as a child?
Oregon Trail. I’ve only made it a few times, but it was my life for quite awhile.
4) Do you have any hidden talents?
No one has ever beaten me in speed walking.
5) Do you prefer cereal, or an eggs, bacon and toast type of breakfast?
EBT all the way. Extra points for sourdough toast!
Over the past year, PlanOmatic has began hosting regional photographer conferences to join our Field Operations Team, with our HQ Team. The idea is to unite the PlanoCrew of a given region for learning, fun and collaboration.
These intimate meetings provide an atmosphere to share our goals and values, discuss new ideas and how to improve upon current operations, and to ensure that everyone in our family is working hard for our clients, and enjoying their time doing it.
The Southeast Photographers Conference took place on June 3, 2016 at Studio No. 7 in Atlanta, GA and hosted 15 total attendees. The technicians included those local from the GA area, as well as TX, NC and FL technicians.
Some hot topics of discussion included:
- History of PlanOmatic
- Department Summaries
- Onsite Procedures
- Client Feedback
- Multiple Exposure Process
- Sales Presentation
We have found these conferences to be successful by sharing industry and company knowledge among our crew, and through creating a warm and friendly environment for voices to be heard and for relationships to be cultivated. We can’t wait to host more conferences and look forward to serving our clientele and their real estate needs in the best ways we possibly can.