Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is for recognizing support staff.
2012 marks the 60th anniversary for the celebration.
Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles.
We just happen to think we have some of the best working on our team. Our administrative superstars do more than just keep the office open and answer the phone, they help make dreams of homeownership a reality.
What’s the typical day like for a member of our support staff? Could be anything from processing contracts, scheduling walk-throughs, answering phone lines and assisting buyers, helping our sales team, making presentation packets, scheduling appraisals, processing invoices or refilling the copy machine. And that’s just before lunch.
In celebration of Administrative Professionals Week, we’d like to introduce you to some of our team. Please join us in thanking them for their hard work, day in and day out.
Chrystal – Daytona Beach, Florida
Mark Serre, General Manager said this about Chrystal, “Chrystal is the one that never complains, always has a smile, gladly stays late for a closing and is just a great person to be around. Simply put, she is the perfect Administrative Professional.”
Ellen – Fort Myers, Florida
Ellen has been with Adams Homes since 2004; starting as Permitting Coordinator. She has assisted the Sales Manager and now works as the Permitting and Warranty Coordinator. Ellen is known for her get-it-done attitude.
Teresa – Spring Hill, Florida
Teresa has been with Adams Homes for more than eight years. Her ability to adapt has served her well. In her time at the Spring Hill office she has handled many facets of our business from Warranty to Closing Coordination as well as general administrative work.
Teresa has a great attitude and we are proud to have her on our team.
Jo Andrada – Memphis, Tennessee
Sales Manager, Sandy Richardson said this, “I would like to personally thank our Closing Coordinator, Jo Andrada for all that she does. She wears many hats and is always smiling, taking care of closings, our sales agents, warranty and whatever else comes up. We all want her to know that we appreciate her and hope she feels special….she is to us!”
Debra, Fran & Darlene – Mississippi
When Roxanne Darby, General Manager asked these lovely support staff superstars what they like about working with Adams Homes they said this, “We love our jobs because we have an awesome team!”
Dana, Sonya & Misty – Charlotte, North Carolina
Dana joined in 2010. Dana is the smiling face that greets everyone when they open our door. She handles all the incoming phone calls and processes invoices. Dana is always willing to lend a helping hand to any task. Kudos and thanks for all you do!
Sonya has been our Closing Coordinator and “go to person” since 2006. She does an incredible job of keeping up with our day to day paperwork as well as ensuring a smooth closing process for our Buyers. Sonya is a true team player and is appreciated by all. Kudos and thanks for all you do!
Misty does a great job. She has been our Production Assistant since 2007 and has been with Adams Homes since 2002. Misty has established a good relationship with our construction team and officials in the areas we build. Misty also handles our warranty calls. Kudos and thanks for all you do!
Alicia & Lauren – Raleigh, North Carolina
The Raleigh office would like to thank Alicia Tegen and Lauren Shepulski for their hard work. Alicia has been with the Raleigh Division for almost a year now and has done an amazing job. In addition, she goes above and beyond helping out with photos, flyers and assisting agents in daily activities.
Lauren has just recently joined our team and we are lucky to have her as our closing coordinator. She is doing a great job ensuring our closings run as smooth as possible. We appreciate all you do!
Darcy, Rickey & Cindy – Navarre, Florida
Darcy & Rickey are both 9-year employees. Cindy Freese is a 5–year employee said this, “We all love working in the Navarre office, we have a great team! We are blessed to be a part of the Adams Homes Family!”
Their managers said this, “We would like to recognize our valuable employees, without you doing the wonderful job you do for us we couldn’t do our jobs. You make our jobs a lot easier. We would like to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication you have shown to Adams Homes. We are so fortunate to have you on our team.
Brandy Murphy – Lakeland, Florida
Brandy Murphy, Closing Coordinator, joined the team in 2010. Before becoming part of the Adams Homes family, she worked for a national homebuilder for more than 12 years.
A detail-oriented professional, she prides herself in expertly handling the details of each real estate transaction, assisting both buyers and lenders to ensure a smooth closing process.
Brenda & Setina – Jacksonville, Florida
Brenda Amason is our Production Assistant and has been with Adams Homes for 13 years.
Brenda has been a resident in Jacksonville for 17 years. Brenda says this about working at Adams Homes, “I enjoy working at Adams Homes because of the family atmosphere.”
Brenda likes spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Melissa Dingman came to Adams Homes with nine years of experience in permitting. Melissa is very much appreciated and respected as a co-worker and a dedicated Adams Homes team member. We applaud Melissa for doing a great job.
Melissa Giordano began with Adams Homes in 2008 and has been a great asset. She has worked in the model homes and is now Closing Coordinator. Her great attitude makes her a perfect fit for our team. She is living proof that a bright, positive attitude is contagious, and she is always a pleasure to work with.
Lindsay – Mobile, Alabama
Lindsay is the Closing Coordinator. She is in constant communication with lenders, realtors and buyers throughout the home buying process to ensure that the process goes smoothly and is enjoyable for everyone.
Lindsay said this, “I love working for Adams Homes, every buyer’s situation is unique making it a continuous learning process. We have a great group and they make coming to work enjoyable.”
Hope – Pensacola, Florida
Hope joined Adams Homes in March of this year as the Front Desk Manager. She has over 14 years experience in the production homebuilding industry, along with an extensive background in office management and real estate law.
Hope was born and raised in Pensacola and lives in the East Hill area with her two dogs and two cats. On weekends she enjoys going to yard sales and auctions in search of bargains to fill her booths at the antique malls on Navy Boulevard.
Dianne – Pensacola, Florida
Dianne is a native Floridian and has been with Adams Homes for 15 years. She has the reputation of being the “go to gal” when others need help. Her job incudes juggling production, sales and closings, all while helping make the buyers dreams come true.
Also a tanning salon owner, this grandmother of three spends her free time running her business and spending time with her grandchildren.
Jamie – Birmingham, Alabama
Jamie recently celebrated her 6th year at Adams Homes in Birmingham and has proven to play a vital roll in our production department. Our Superintendents rely on Jamie to keep their files updated and informed of daily changes that effect their homebuilding needs.
General Manager, Ben Wallace said this, “She has super organizational skills and a great can-do attitude. We are proud to have Mrs. Jamie on our team.”
Becky, Miyuki & Mary – Baldwin County, Alabama
Becky Roberts, our Closing Coordinator is married with three children and five stepchildren and together they have 11 grandchildren. Becky has been a licensed REALTOR since 1995 and is thrilled to continue working in real estate. She enjoys the challenge of new construction and she feels a true sense of satisfaction from helping that homeowner go ‘from contract to close’. Becky really enjoys the pleasant atmosphere at Adams Homes.
Miyuki Guzman-Freeman, our Receptionist and Warranty Coordinator, is married with one son. Miyuki enjoys taking care of our homeowners and subcontractors. She loves the sense of satisfaction she gets when she receives emails and letters, on both ends, complimenting her services to them. Miyuki is proud to say, “Our office goes above and beyond the call of duty. Adams Homes rocks with having a great warranty program!”
Mary Harris, our permitting and ADEM Coordinator, is married with two sons. Mary started with us as a Receptionist in 2010. She now handles all aspects of permitting and ADEM reporting. Mary thrives in the small, family atmosphere of the office and the variety of work she handles. Mary has an Industrial Engineering Degree from Auburn University. She has a variety of work experience including TSA Dual Certified Screener and middle school math teacher.
Thanks for all you do day-in, day-out. You are appreciated!