FREDERICK, Md. (May
13, 2019) — When disaster strikes a local family, Plamondon Hospitality
Partners is quick to step in and offer them emergency accommodations. And when
people with intellectual or physical disabilities are looking for a job,
Plamondon Enterprises welcomes them to the Roy Rogers brand. Because of this
commitment to the community and the associates it employs, The Plamondon
Companies in Frederick—comprised of Plamondon Enterprises, Inc. and Plamondon
Hospitality Partners—has been awarded the 2019 Human Relations Award from the
Frederick County Human Relations Commission.
culture has been a long-standing tradition in the Company. A set of
company-wide values have been established that guide associates in areas
concerning family, company safety, community involvement, education and guest service.
Plamondon Companies have donated time and resources to the American Red Cross
and other nonprofit organizations, and they put a high priority on employing a
diverse range of people within their company.
The award was
presented during the Commission’s annual Human Rights Achievement Awards at
Dutch’s Daughter on April 24. The Company was nominated by Katrina Wyand-Yurish,
Director of Human Resources for the Plamondon Companies, and Rick Weldon,
President and CEO for the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.
“Diversity in our
workforce through intellectual disabilities, age, gender, race and ethnicity
has made strong teams and inclusion for a good working culture,” said
value system places a high priority and value on having all of their employees
make a commitment to the communities where they operate their businesses.
Multiple nonprofit agencies have benefited as a result of this commitment,
including the Red Cross, United Way and other agency partners,” said Weldon in
his nomination letter. “When disasters strike our community, Plamondon
Hospitality Partners are quick to provide emergency accommodations, saving
hundreds of families at the most stressful time of their lives. We strongly
endorse the Plamondon Companies for this well-deserved recognition.”
mission statement and value declarations are simple but powerful and they guide
our daily work. Our mission, ‘The Values You Respect’ speaks not of making money,
but rather to a core value of respect,” said Co-President, Peter
Plamondon, Jr., in accepting
the award. “We treat our employees, whom we call associates, with the utmost
respect. We seek to provide our guests and vendors with respect in our spirit
Each year, the
Commission accepts nominations for companies within Frederick County that
employ exemplary staff training opportunities, actively promote hiring of
underrepresented groups, establish a diverse customer base and achieve other
The Plamondon Companies is made up of two
divisions—Plamondon Enterprises, Inc. and Plamondon Hospitality Partners.
Plamondon Enterprises, Inc. owns the restaurant brand Roy Rogers, and owns and
oversees 48 Roy Rogers Restaurants across the mid-Atlantic region. Plamondon
Hospitality Partners owns and operates ten Marriott and Hilton hotel properties
in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Georgia.