By Kristin Detterline | November 2, 2016 | People
Asher Raphael and Corey Schiller are helping millennial veterans achieve the American dream right here in Philly.
Raphael and Michael Hansen, Power’s director of Veteran Affairs, join Triumph Games competitors for an event at The Fillmore.
By now you may have heard the unlikely success story about Power Home Remodeling, the Chester-based home improvement business that’s been racking up national attention (Fortune’s Best 100 Companies to Work for in the US) for its forward-thinking, millennial-minded approach to the modern workplace. Forget flexible dress codes: Power puts on more than 200 events a year for its nearly 2,000 employees, from women’s summits hosted by soccer star Brandi Chastain to company retreats to Mexico with performances by Flo Rida.
Power’s Asher Raphael and Corey Schiller, college buddies who worked their way up from entry level to co-CEOs over roughly a decade, wouldn’t have it any other way. “These experiences bring leadership concepts to everyone, not just a select few,” says Schiller. Next up—besides opening a 12th office, in Denver, and cutting the ribbon on a new headquarters in January—is hiring hundreds of veterans through their new Power Veterans Initiative. “We aren’t doing this out of charity,” says Raphael. “They are the best fit for this job: hard-working, mission-driven, and natural leaders.”
Power is also the title sponsor of November’s Triumph Games, a national competition series with veteran athletes airing on CBS in November. “Post-9/11 veterans have been serving in a war that’s lasted longer than World Wars I and II combined,” says Raphael. “We want them to enjoy the American dream when they return home.”
photography by thomas robert Clarke (sChiller); Charles Cerrone (veteran athletes, fillmore event)