When Dick Naumann became General Manager Avendra was already servicing Aronimink. Even with little prior knowledge of the program, he found it very easy to work with Avendra. “The programs we have in place through Avendra help ensure we are getting the best price and service from our suppliers,” says Dick. “That, combined with ongoing support from Avendra, made my transition a lot easier.”
F&B Savings Impact Bottom Line
Aronimink has used all Avendra programs including golf agronomy and turf maintenance, pro shop, and engineering – but by far the best results have been seen in the food and beverage category.
“We were pleased to see F&B savings in the 10-15% range,” says Dick. “Even the most skeptical board members see the difference – and those savings help make a challenging year look a lot better.”
Seeing the Light
Dick has also been impressed with the service he has received as an Avendra customer. “My Avendra representative, Michael Davis, is a fantastic resource and always available whenever I need assistance.”
His lighting supplier through Avendra, Grainger, has designed an annual lighting program for the facility that has focused on energy efficiency in both fixtures and bulbs. Through scheduled deliveries, the club will also be saving the staff time and frustration of constantly ordering replacement bulbs. “When you look at everything together, it comes up to a big number,” summarizes Dick.
Avendra and the Aronimink Golf Club continue to be a winning team. “I didn’t need a lot of convincing about Avendra,” says Dick. “And they’ve demonstrated expertise and impact that is inarguable – it continues to be a great partnership for Aronimink.”
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