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    Eley Watering Systems — Company News

    Another Unsolicited Email About Our Customer Support

    Every now and then a customer will send us an unsolicited email thanking us for a level of customer service that has, sadly, become too much of a rarity these days.

    Mike B. of Boerne, TX, took a chance on Eley Hose Reels back in September of 2012, when he purchased our popular Free-Standing Garden Hose Reel. Recently, the brass swivel, (also referred to as a rotary union), developed a leak. This is a very uncommon occurrence, as all of our hose reels are guaranteed not to leak for 10 years! Anxious and bracing for a battle, Mike gave us a call, unsure of what kind of hassle he might have to endure to get his problem remedied. On the other end of the line, he was greeted warmly by Scott Jelinek, our Customer Service Manager.  We can only surmise the Mike was pleased with how his dilemma was addressed, because following is the unsolicited email we received soon after.


    WOW! I'm extremely impressed.

    I work for a large fortune 200 company with industry leading customer loyalty and the highest customer service scores in the financial services industry. While we ceaselessly strive to improve customer service at my employer, I've come to expect the companies that serve my needs strive for lower performance standards.

    Your company is clearly exceptional and I thank you for your outstanding service to me. You've made me a lifetime customer and a very strong advocate of your products among my family, friends, peers and acquaintances. Thanks!

    Mike B, Boerne, TX

    As you may or may not know, Eley Hose Reels has been a family-owned company since it's founding almost 25 years ago.  It has been our mission from the beginning to provide our customers with the same kind of small-town service we grew up with in our rural Nebraska farming community. Scott Jelinek was one of our early hires back in the 1990's. Nebraska born and raised himself, Scott is a hard-working, detail-oriented kind of person. Always the professional, he is friendly, efficient, articulate and knows our hose reels intimately.  Great job Scott.  

    Eley Customer Service manager Scott Jelinek

    Read more customer emails about Eley post-sale support.