June 15, 2012
Air Conditioning Warranties Are Her Specialty
When Cindy Broadus was hired at Home-Tech, in 1994, we were a smaller company. She has experienced 20 years of our growth, and relished all of the achievements Home-Tech has accomplished over the last two decades. As we all say our sentimental goodbyes to her, we thought we would share some of her special memories of her years with Home-Tech.
Name: Cindy Broadus
How many years have you worked for Home-Tech? 18.5, if you count the half year.
How many different positions have you held within the company? Well, technically, four. I have worked in Customer Service, Dispatch and the Purchasing Departments. I was the Purchasing Manager and most recently I worked as the Purchasing Agent.
Has Home-Tech changed much since you first started working here? Oh yes it has! Over time, I have seen the company grow in more ways than one. The addition of the plumbing and electrical departments was a real game changer. I have seen us grow our presence into more areas in Southwest Florida, and with that came the addition of more employees. Even the addition of computers and technology into Home-Tech was a big deal.
How has Home-Tech played an important role in your life? I have loved my job and this company for the past 18 years. I greatly admire and respect Steve Marino, and have since the day he hired me. He has been very good to me as I raised my children and cared for the health and well being of my aging parents. Did you know I only called in sick twice in 18 years? The staff depends on me, and I love that. I remember Steve telling me, many moons ago, to get really good at “something”. I certainly followed that advice, and am proud to say I know the most about air conditioning warranties in the entire company. I am good at parts, but I am BEST at air conditioner information.
Did you enjoy working with our vendors and suppliers? I can honestly say I have had more job offers from our vendors should I ever decide to leave here. But, not to worry, I am not going to work for any of them. My relationship with our suppliers was one of mutual appreciation and respect. They knew me by name, and automatically knew I was from Home-Tech.
Tell us a secret. Many people don’t know that I am the voice of Home-Tech. When you call in, it is my voice that you hear. Also, I teach bible study to children.
What are you most looking forward to in your retirement? I am really looking forward to spending more time with my father and am really excited to welcome a new grandchild into the world very soon. My husband and I are both looking forward to enjoying more quality time together. I plan on learning more about electronics and digital photography. I have a Kindle and I don’t know how to use it. It is time to learn more.
What advice would you give to the newer Home-Tech employees? Home-Tech is an excellent company. The grass will always look greener. If you don’t work hard, you don’t stay. When you work hard, and become great at something, you will be successful. The boss sees your hard work, even when you think he doesn’t. Hard work is rewarded. Thank you very much, Cindy, for all of your hard work and dedication to Home-Tech. We will miss you!