Last Friday, May 3rd, there was no sound of hammers, saws, or other equipment on Pacific Lifestyle Homes jobsites around the Portland/Vancouver area as leading northwest home builder, celebrated its 13th annual “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.
In what has become one of the most anticipated annual company traditions, Pacific Lifestyle Homes’ employees received the day off and took part in some fun group activities. The celebration is known as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and is in reference to the hit 1986 movie starring Matthew Broderick.
The company changes the activity each year. In the past, events have included a trip to OMSI, a cruise on the Sternwheeler “Columbia Gorge”, a day at Bullwinkles, and “Movies and Microbeer” at McMenamins. This year, the company started with a group breakfast then bowling at Crosley Lanes. From there a bus picked the group up and took them to the Pittock Mansion for a tour and catered picnic lunch on the surrounding grounds. Then it was off to tour “Portland’s Underground” in Northwest Portland.
“The day off has really become an event that we all look forward to each year. It’s fun to put work aside during a normal “work” day and get to know the people you work with in a more casual environment,” said Kevin Wann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Lifestyle Homes.
Portland metro area homebuyers need not panic, the team at Pacific Lifestyle Homes went back to work creating and building dream homes the following day.