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Core Values

Experience the Difference

Mike and Diane Jarrett created the Jarrett brand with a few goals in mind: meet the transportation needs that they saw in the industry, create opportunities, and create jobs. More than twenty years later, they have grown Jarrett into a successful, family-run business that values its people. At Jarrett, we believe in living out our core values not only in the office, but in the entirety of our lives. We look for dedicated people who do the right thing, do their job to the best of their ability, and show they care. We have found that hiring people with these qualities in mind has created the great culture that we experience every day.


To face difficult situations with confidence and determination by standing up for one’s convictions when conscience demands.


To be committed to the highest levels of ethical conduct in all that we do. We believe that honesty and integrity engender trust, which is the cornerstone of our business. We strive to be good citizens and take responsibility for our actions.


To strive to excel in every aspect of our business and approach every challenge with a determination to succeed.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

To encourage our personnel to initiate creative and innovative ways to serve our customers, improve the business, and spread best practices throughout the company.


To treat people equally, making decisions without favoritism or prejudice.


To value self, others, property, and diversity by showing appreciation for sacrifices that have been made and to understand where your rights end and someone else’s begin.


To show care and kindness for others by helping those who are in need.

Civic Responsibility

To give back to our communities by donating our time, talents, energy, and resources to worthwhile causes in our communities and society.

Our People

The difference is our PEOPLE. At Jarrett, our people are at the heart of everything we do. Having come from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, there is one important thing we have in common: the vision and why behind what we do for our company, clients, and community. 

We employ people with energy, integrity, and a passion for helping others succeed. This not only reinforces our core values, but allows us to maintain our award-winning culture and continue to provide exceptional support to our clients.

Our people are the reason we have a unique company culture. Jarrett team members enjoy coming to work because of the atmosphere created by leadership and their co-workers. Employees create an environment where friendships grow, work is fun, yet still effective, and people feel cared for beyond their work life. 

From the start of our company in 1998 to present day, Mike and Diane Jarrett’s vision for employing the best people still stands. We believe in supporting and empowering our employees by investing in their personal and professional growth. 

Community Involvement

With Civic Responsibility as one of our core values, making an impact in our community is central to the heart of Jarrett’s mission. We believe that helping your community flourish is the responsibility of every business. Our employees back this mission by participating in various community service initiatives throughout the year. We have close partnerships with the Salvation Army and Wayne County Children Services, as well as other local community-building organizations. Some of the initiatives we are involved in each year include:

  • Meal Packing | Team members go pack lunches for students affected by food insecurity at the Salvation Army.
  • Canned Food Drive | We host an internal competition to see which department can collect the most cans. The cans are donated to the Salvation Army.
  • Heart Walk | Each year, Jarrett sponsors a team for the annual American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
  • Water Projects | In 2021, Jarrett hosted a virtual 5k along with internal employee initiatives to make a financial donation to charity:water. We were able to partner with the charity: water organization to fund a water project in a third-world country where people have limited access to clean and healthy water.
  • Christmas Sponsorship | Each December, Jarrett “adopts” children in need through the Wayne County Children Services’ “Make a Wish” Christmas program and employees purchase gifts off of the children’s wish lists.

Employees often participate or start other civic responsibility initiatives of their own each year. We believe their compassion and ambition is what makes up The Jarrett Difference.

“Partnerships, volunteers and community support are a few of the most important components of a non-profit’s existence. Jarrett provides all three of these elements to The Orrville Salvation Army-Maiwurm Service Center. Because of their partnership throughout the year, including the annual intern service day, food donations at Christmas and staff volunteers that pack weekend food packs for children at local schools, the Salvation Army can continue to provide emergency assistance, seasonal assistance and employment help to folks in need in our community. We are grateful for their commitment to us and to the Orrville community.”

Beth Fuller, Salvation Army
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