What is your role at Mid-Cape? I probably should answer that question with this response. I have worked for Mid-Cape Homes Centers since June 1971. So when I have been asked my role at Mid-Cape, I kiddingly say I’ve done everything except getting my fork lift license and being the owner of the company.
What led you to a career with Mid-Cape? I had worked for Sawyer Lumber Company in Worcester. stopped at the Mid-Cape in Pocasset after visiting friends on a Thursday and the following Wednesday I was hired.
Describe Mid-Cape in three words: I’m going to make it in six words. Customer value, diversity in products and business, longevity.
What is your biggest accomplishment at Mid-Cape so far? I have 4 accomplishments at Mid-Cape. I was the 1st Woman President of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. I was named ‘Legend of the Industry” by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod and by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of MA. I was named Associate of the Year, twice, by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. And I was Co-Associate of the Year by the Home Builders and Remodelers of MA. Most recently, which I guess is my proudest accomplishment, I was asked by Lt. Governor Karen Polito to be a representative from the Cape and Islands on the Economic and Planning Development Council.
What is something working at Mid-Cape has taught you? Patience
So far, what has been your favorite memory at Mid-Cape? When I first started to work for Mid-Cape, Larry Hurley and Tony Perry, the manager and assistant manager, nominated me to be ‘Secretary of the Day’. I won and was called by Dave Maynard, of WBZ radio. I won a bouquet of flowers and a gift certificate. Wow, that was a long time ago!
What does the Mid-Cape Experience mean to you? Working with contractors, contractors and their customers and customers in general to help solve their problems.
What’s the greatest bit of advice a Mid-Cape team member has ever given you? No matter how your day is going, or your fellow employees, or your customers remain positive and keep smiling because we all are fighting our own battles.
What is one important skill every person should have? Communicate. Communicate with the customer, your fellow employee, the vendors that you work with and finally with your family.
What is one of the things on your bucket list? Retire comfortably