DIY SERVPRO Holiday Cookies!
I wanted to come up with something creative and heartfelt for my clients this holiday season. So I decided to bake cookies. What says we appreciate you more than homemade cookies? Homemade SERVPRO cookies of course!
To share the love with my fellow marketers I am posting a how to guide. Don't be discouraged though. You can use any design or color with my quick sugar cookie method.
You start off with your favorite cut out sugar cookie recipe. Remember most will require a chill time. I added a link to the one I used. It turned out great and the dough only needs to chill for an hour. The only thing I did differently is use lemon extract instead of almond, and of course I added food coloring.
I chose orange for my dough. It took about 20 drops. Some of the color will bake out, and you do not want them to end up looking brown. To avoid this make sure dough is brightly colored. It will fade some. Use gel coloring to avoid changing the consistency of the dough. You want to add the coloring after all other ingredients are combine. I kneaded mine in.
After your dough has chilled it is time to cut your houses out. I could not find a cutter the shape I wanted so I cut one out of thin cardboard. It worked great, but is more time consuming.
Then you bake. Mine were in the oven for about 7 min.
After they are completely cooled. It is time to decorate.
I used a squeeze bottle for my border, and letters. I then used a sparkling green gel, and sprinkles for my lights. It takes a steady hand. My advice is to do it quick and steady. That helps to avoid breaks in the pattern.
What I would change?
I would use royal icing instead of creamy. It holds better and isn't as messy.
They may not be the prettiest, but they are from the heart, and taste delicious!
Everyday is a Learning Opportunity at SERVPRO!
When I first came to SERVPRO I had no idea how much we actually do. On top of fire and water restoration, and our mold mitigation services. We offer several different cleaning services and cleanups. This makes every day, every job different here. Our technicians literally learn something new everyday. They also learn how to interact with all types of people. Home and business owners are usually not in the best of spirits when we arrive, but our goal is to put at least one smile on their face before we leave. We help people in their time of need, and put forth full effort in helping them put their properties back together again.
We Are Hiring
Fire & Water Production Worker
SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge - Zanesville, OH 43701
$10 an hour
SERVPRO® of Zanesville/Cambridge is looking to fill a full-time technician position. Seeking an individual who has a great attitude and the ability to work efficiently in high demand situations. If you describe yourself as dependable, a people person, energetic, and also are a strong hard worker with a get-up-and-go attitude who finds an ever-changing environment not only enjoyable but a challenge to be met, we want to speak with you.
Duties include, working in all weather conditions; cleaning up water (includes sewage) and fire damaged buildings utilizing specialized equipment; cleaning walls, ceilings, floors, personal property; demolition, lifting heavy equipment and personal property; mold removal; carpet/upholstery cleaning; duct cleaning; and death/trauma scene cleanup. Other job expectations include working overtime at a moments notice and being on-call during non-business hours, weekends, and all holidays per schedule/s, providing excellent customer service, following the SERVPRO® uniform policy, and completing documentation, as appropriate.
Be authorized to work in the United States.
Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
A valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
Reliable transportation to/from work.
Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft.
Because we provide 24-hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.Some night and weekend work is required.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
Able to problem-solve.
Be proficient in communications, both verbal and written.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $10.00 /hour
Required license or certification:
Please use the following link to apply
Let Me Introduce Myself
Hi, I'm Lori Sturtz marketing representative for SERVPRO of Zanesville/Cambridge. I am here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our services. As a mother of two who works, and goes to school. I understand how stressful life can be, especially when the unexpected happens. SERVPRO specializes in water, and fire restoration, along with many other services. These include things such as carpet cleaning, mold removal,and much more. We focus on restoration, instead of replacement. This saves everyone time and money. So when an emergency arises. Contact me! I'm here to help. Our trained technicians are always on call, and ready to assist you in your time of need. The equipment we use is top of the line, and up for the task. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened."