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YourMechanic’s Peanut Award

What is the Peanut Award?

At YourMechanic, we believe in recognizing excellence and rewarding employees for outstanding contribution to the company. The purpose of the award is to identify and acknowledge employees who go above and beyond their responsibilities to move the company forward. Each month, a bag of peanuts is awarded to one employee who makes a significant impact on the success of the company.

Where does the award come from?

The peanut award was created nearly 15 years ago by our President and CEO, Anthony Rodio. Anthony created the award in 2004 while working at StubHub and YourMechanic is the fifth company to give out the award. Anthony believes in an internally collaborative, externally competitive culture. Employees at YourMechanic are rewarded for taking the initiative to make the company better. Their contributions and accomplishments serve as an inspiration to continue with the same passion.

But why peanuts?

Pushing the peanut is a theory; the only way to reach one’s goal is to overcome a seemingly impossible obstacle. The theory comes from an old party game, in which contestants must inch a peanut forward using only their nose, breath, or some small contraption. These seemingly futile steps result in victory for the one who completes them. To achieve all goals, one needs to maintain momentum -- ultimately push the peanut forward.

Who are the recent Peanut Award recipients?

Patrick is a Senior Front-End Engineer with a background in design and web development. He focuses on improving the booking experience for our customers, including an easy-to-understand price break down. He provides substantial long-term value to the company and his sense of ownership motivates others.

If you like reading about our champions, check back later to see the most recent Peanut Award recipients. For questions about mobile car repair, call us at 1-844-249-6752.

Dora Gyulai

Dora is the Marketing Specialist at YourMechanic. Her background is in digital media and advertising. Dora has been with YourMechanic since 2017, and her focus is on social media growth and engagement.