Tell us about your role.
I run the production team at Shelly’s Supply (a division of US LBM) and have had the honor of leading them in a very positive direction. When I began leading the team, I encouraged a completely new culture that in return created a cohesive team that has proven its strength and abilities by a major increase in productivity.
How did you get into the industry?
I had a construction background through a family business and landed a job at a construction telecommunications company. I started at the bottom sweeping floors and was promoted several times to my last role as a warehouse manager. It never mattered what I was doing – I always wanted to do my best – but I became bored when there was no more opportunity for growth. I wanted to make a bigger difference and needed room to grow.
I started applying for jobs and landed a job as a Logistics Coordinator at Shelly’s. I instantly thrived on the challenges in front of me. Once I learned more about US LBM I was hooked and knew I was somewhere where I could reach my goals. From logistics Coordinator, I was later promoted to an Operations Manager and now my current role of running production.
What do you like most about your work?
I love the people. Every day I primarily focus on the associates to ensure they have all the tools they need to be successful. At the end of the day if you can keep your associates happy and engaged, that results in productivity. Building and maintaining a positive culture, process improvements and lean manufacturing while achieving operational excellence is always my top priority. I just love making a difference every day!
How have you grown as a professional since you joined the company?
My professional growth has skyrocketed since I joined US LBM. Upon learning about US LBM’s values, including empowerment and continuous improvement, I knew I was in the right place. I attended US LBM University and was immediately motivated to share the experience with the team back at my location. From that point forward I was hooked, later moving on to get my Lean Six Sigma White Belt, Yellow Belt, and eventually my Green Belt in 2019.
As someone with big goals, I am grateful for this opportunity that has grown with my ambitions.
How would you describe the culture at US LBM?
The culture is extremely rewarding for a motivated person like myself. US LBM invests in its associates to help them reach their desired goals. We are also recognized for our achievements and success, which feels good. I personally couldn’t be prouder to be part of such an amazing organization and every day look forward to what opportunities lie ahead.
What would you say makes US LBM unique?
US LBM’s uniqueness comes from all the different backgrounds coming together as one. Allowing each division to run independently while having the resources and support of the larger company to lean on as needed is certainly unique. I regularly use the power of US LBM to get to the bottom of any obstacles I’m faced with on a daily basis. I reach out to other divisions often, as there is a pretty good chance someone out there has faced similar obstacles and may have the answer you are looking for.