In part 68 of our ongoing and ever so popular ‘Meet the Team’ blog series, we introduced Jimmy Hughes! Jimmy is part of our Inside Sales team out of our Boston, MA location and is always enthusiastic about his work here at A.H.Harris! Now let’s hear what Jimmy has to say!
Hi Jimmy! What is your role at Harris?
Hello! I am a part of the Inside Sales team working out of Boston, MA (City of Champions!)
What lead you to a career with Harris?
I had just gotten laid off from a Masonry Supply Company and found the Inside Sales job opening on the A.H.Harris website, I then applied and here I am!
Glad to have you! Describe Harris in three words:
What is your biggest accomplishment at Harris so far?
Hitting our branch budget number for the two years that I’ve been here has been a great accomplishment! Hopefully we will keep this trend going!
Thats great! So far, what has been your favorite memory at Harris?
Honestly, it has to be attending the Company Summits every year, and seeing everybody! It’s such a great chance to be with all the vendors, and associates at one time and in one place.
What does Harris Pride mean to you?
I could go on for hours! Harris pride means coming into work everyday with a smile on your face, taking care of your customers and letting them know you’re here to help them make sure everything is taking care of. Here in Boston, most of our customers love coming into the store and seeing Wil, Scott, Paolo and I being ourselves and joking around from time to time. I believe that makes customers comfortable with us and makes them want to come to us, rather than go to our competitors.
What’s the greatest bit of advice a Harris employee has ever given you?
“Accepting responsibility is not only the right thing to do, but it will pay long-term dividends on our lives, our careers and our relationships” This is absolutely some of the best advice anyone can be given in this industry!
What is one important skill every person should have?
For this industry: Product Knowledge and always learning what new and old products are being used and being accepted on projects.
For life: Having a sense of humor! How can you not have a sense of humor? You should be laughing every day of your life! It’s healthy (although it’s not going to give you a six pack) See what I did there?!
What is one of the things on your bucket list?
Getting down to my fighting weight and fighting for the UFC Welterweight Title at 140LBS! My UFC name would be Jimmy “MUSH” Hughes!
Good for you, that’s an amazing goal! Anything else about you?
I love the beach, so I try to spend as much time in the summer near or on the beach, specifically Cape Cod! There is just something about being on the beach with all your friends and having a great time! There is nothing better than Cape Cod in the summer, and I’m sure some A.H. Harris colleagues can attest to that!
I know more than a few Harris associates who can agree with that! Thank you again, Jimmy for letting us interview you! Your enthusiasm for your work and personal life is exactly what A.H.Harris is looking for!
Did you know A.H.Harris has been in the construction industry for over 100 years?! If anyone knows construction, it’s us! Don’t hesitate to contact your local Harris branch and talk to one of our many talented associates about all things construction. Have a question or statement? Comment below!