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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 5:55 p.m., April 15, 2014 Updated 5:55 p.m., April 15, 2014

Local PODS® Owner Steve Yapp Receives Awards of Excellence

PODS® moving and storage company owner Steve Yapp recognized for outstanding performance and dedication

Steve Yapp, franchise owner of PODS® moving and storage who serves the Tri-Counties including Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, has been recognized for his commitment and passion for the community.


(SANTA BARBARA COUNTY) — (April 8, 2014) — Steve Yapp, franchise owner of PODS® moving and storage who serves the Tri-Counties including Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, has been recognized for his commitment and passion for the community. He was awarded as top national recipient of the PODS® franchisee of the year, the 2013 Hunt Hearin Award of Excellence, and he received the Customer Service Award for his superb level of customer service.

The Hunt Hearin Award is nominated and voted by the PODS® franchisee community and is awarded to the individual who has gone above and beyond in his support for the local community and the PODS® enterprise as a whole.

The Customer Service Award is an award voted by PODS® Associates in the National Sales and Service Center. Recipients of this award are individuals who regularly achieve a superior level of customer service to both customers and PODS® Associates.

“I’m so honored to be receiving these prestigious awards,” says Yapp. “Each year I strive for even higher excellence. This is just a reflection of how PODS® as a whole aims to continuously achieve outstanding customer service. You have to find ways to get creative when it comes to serving and helping the community, and we’re always committed by donating our time, trucks, fuel and employees.”

PODS® continues to be involved with over 50 local charities by donating his products and services free of charge. In 2013, Yapp has donated over $100,000 in logistics to organizations in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

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About Local PODS Service Provider

Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Dedicated to the local community, Yapp’s franchises have donated hundreds of PODS® containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.

A partial list of recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2,000,000 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

For more information, go to: www.mylocalpods.com.

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