CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rain or Shine Golf – the leading resource helping all golfers create their dream at-home golf simulator or practice setup – has been selected as one of the best places to work in the Charlotte metropolitan area by the Charlotte Business Journal.
The outlet’s annual “Best Places to Work” award recognizes outstanding companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the best in the region. The list highlights companies who have found a winning formula for employee engagement and satisfaction.
In order to be named a winner, all companies had to apply and send out anonymous surveys to their employees. Once submitted, the Charlotte Business Journal team reviewed the data to determine which companies performed the best.
Since starting the business in 2016, co-founders Shawn Foley and Zach Vanderveldt have put a major emphasis on investing in their employees and ensuring all team members truly enjoy working for the company. This includes great benefits with flexible hours, social events, a healthy kitchen and a fun golf simulator room for work breaks.
“Being recognized as one of the best places to work in the Charlotte area has been a goal of ours since we started the business,” says Co-Founder of Rain or Shine Golf, Shawn Foley. “We believe in creating an atmosphere where all employees can thrive, grow and truly enjoy coming to work each day. We wouldn’t have achieved the success we’ve seen without such an amazing team.”
In 2020, the company saw year-over-year revenue climb 123%. This success prompted Rain or Shine Golf to double its warehouse space and triple its staff to meet customer demand in 2021. Further, the company launched a new website over the summer that is focused on the customer experience being first-class.
In addition to the above, the company increased both its catalog of products from third-party vendors and its lines of proprietary in-house offerings. This provided a tremendous depth of options for customers, making it easier than ever to find the components needed to build an at-home simulator. Regardless of budget or space restrictions, these various options include: simulator packages, launch monitors, hitting bays, golf mats and more.
About Rain or Shine
Rain or Shine Golf was created to serve people who believe golf is more than just a game. The company was founded in 2016 with the simple mission of helping golfers of any skill level bring the most memorable experiences of golf to their home. It strives to provide the best information, products, prices, customer service and overall buying experience anywhere. The small team truly cares about their customers experience, Rain or Shine helps customers every step of the way. Aside from the information on the website, a customer service team is readily available via email or phone to help answer any questions, at any time. Working closely with a large number of the best brands in golf has given a unique insight into the market that cannot be found anywhere else, as the company has taken the time to carefully select only the top partners with track records for excellent products.