In part 74 of our 'Meet the Team' series, we spoke with Kelsey Brandow! Kelsey has been with AH Harris since 2015 and has worn many hats since he has joined the team. Kelsey played an intergral role in the opening of our Whitehall, PA location and has been to promoted to Branch Manager for our Rochester, NY branch. Let's jave Kelsey take it from here.
Hey Kelsey! Could you remind our audience what is your role is at AH Harris?
Sure thing! I am the Branch Manager of the Henrietta (Rochester), NY location.
What lead you to a career with Harris?
I worked for a manufacturer and we sold products to Harris. I built a relationship with David Calicchia and Todd Brewer and after a handful of conversations an opportunity came up so I joined the team.
We are happy you a member of our team! What was your first job ever?
My first job was washing school busses for my High School in Dolgeville, NY. Over the summer I did everything from cleaning the windows to polishing the rims. Not a lot of fun, but I was just a kid and it was a job.
Describe Harris in three words:
Teamwork, Reliability, Opportunity.
What is your biggest accomplishment at Harris so far?
My biggest accomplishment would have to be my promotion to Branch Manager. I started as an estimator in October 2015 and fairly quickly moved in the Branch Manager role. It was a wild ride at first, but I haven’t looked back.
You are doing a great job in your new role & congrats! What is something working at Harris has taught you?
Harris has taught me a lot. I’m still early in my career so I still have plenty to learn, but my time at Harris has taught me that hard work really does pay off and that there is always something you can do to improve the branch and company. Whether it is staying late to help out a customer or helping in the warehouse, the little things matter.
What a positive mindset. So far, what has been your favorite memory at Harris?
I had a lot of fun with the process of opening up the Allentown, PA branch. There was a lot that went into it and at the time putting together desks and late night meals at PJ Whelihan’s didn’t seem too significant, but looking back on it we had a good time.
That's an awesome project & something great to look back on! What does Harris Pride mean to you?
I think it is a matter of doing something the right way no matter what. There is a level of confidence with that Harris logo on you chest knowing that we have the best team and products in the industry. I’m just always trying to make sure that our company’s reputation is maintained and or improved.
You are a true asset to the team & a great example to Harris Pride! Anything else about you?
Harris has been a great company to work for. It can get a little crazy in the busy season, but Harris and especially our team in the NYR are always supportive.
Your dedication to strong teamwork is very admirable! Thanks for taking the time to share your story, Kelsey!
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