Franchise Recognized For Outstanding First-Year Accomplishments In Customer Service, Tax Return Volume and Community Involvement. Hewitt Tax Service awarded Cordell Williams and Greta Coverdell, co-owners and operators of three Jackson Hewitt Tax Service locations in Alton and East Alton, Illinois, the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award during an awards ceremony held at the 2006 Jackson Hewitt Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida.
The annual award recognizes a first-year Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchise for its stand-out performance in providing excellent customer service, obtaining exceptional tax return volume and dedication to community involvement.
“This has been an amazing year for us and our dedicated team,” said Williams. “We are honoured to be chosen as this year’s recipients of the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award. It is a great recognition to know that we, with the help of our team, are doing the right thing in helping our customers in the communities we serve.”
“Cordell Williams and Greta Coverdell demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit we strive to find in our new franchise owners,” said Mike Lister, Chairman, President and CEO, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. “They and their team clearly demonstrated the growth-oriented attitude needed to take a business to the next level. I can’t think of a more appropriate first-year franchise to win this award for their hard work, commitment and outstanding results.”
“As first-year franchise owners, Greta and I are honoured, but we could not have achieved it without the help of our team members: Heather Walker, Christina Rodowick and Marie West as well as the supportive staff at Jackson Hewitt headquarters.”
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE:JTX) , with over 6,000 franchised and company-owned offices throughout the United States during the 2006 tax season, is an industry leader providing full service individual federal and state income tax preparation. Most offices are independently owned and operated. The Company is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.