Gulfstream Goodwill Wins Respect Award

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries is the recipient of the Employment Centers of the Year Award by Respect of Florida for consistently providing excellent service to procuring agencies and demonstrating effective responsiveness.

Gulfstream Goodwill’s Director of Community Contracts Karen Hetzler accepted the award at a special recognition ceremony in Tampa on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

“This award belongs to the individuals with disabilities and the managers who keep them focused and moving in the right direction,” Hetzler said. “They earned it. They do the work.”

Gulfstream Goodwill has contracts through Respect of Florida with the Florida Department of Transportation for janitorial and lawn services at the rest areas and weigh stations in Martin and St. Lucie counties, as well as janitorial services at the Children’s Medical Services building, the FDOT administration building and the Florida Highway Patrol office, all in Fort Pierce.

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ABOVE: Karen Hetzler