GAINSCO Car, Drivers Visit New Miami Headquarters

MIAMI – Normally, Michael Johnston would frown on someone burning donuts on the parking lot of the new GAINSCO Auto Insurance headquarters. On Tuesday, though, GAINSCO’s Southeast Region president smiled as Alex Gurney squealed the tires on the Red Dragon to the delight of 100 employees in front of GAINSCO’s new office building.

Gurney, co-driver Jon Fogarty and many members of the two-time Daytona Prototype championship team visited GAINSCO’s new Miami headquarters, bringing the team’s transporter and No. 99 Chevrolet/Riley.

After showing off the race car in the parking lot, Gurney and Fogarty toured the company’s new headquarters, which opened six months ago, nestled in a small industrial park between the Florida Turnpike and small lake in sight of the Miami skyline.

“This is a tremendous, energizing boost for our employees,” Johnston said. “We have photos of the team, drivers and car on the walls throughout our building. But seeing the photos is one thing – having the actual experience of seeing and hearing the car, and meeting the drivers, are two different things. You can see everyone smiling after meeting and interacting with Alex and Jon. The team is a great example of how committed GAINSCO is to winning, and how important it is for everyone to do their best job as part of a team.

“Our job here is the same as the racing team,” Johnston added. “We want to be the best at everything we do, and not only to provide the best process and product, but to have the best service. We want to let people know we are in it for the long haul, and let them know we will be there for them.”

GAINSCO’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Andy Jordan was pleased with the reception.

“It feels good to be able to do this,” Jordan said. “We are out on the road with our show car 200 days a year, usually visiting individual agents, but we also visit our headquarters in Dallas and Miami. It’s a great experience to be able to tie back the race experience with our marketing materials.”

The GAINSCO team was on its way to nearby Homestead for two days of GRAND-AM Rolex Series testing, set for Wednesday and Thursday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

source http://www.grand-am.com

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