In last month’s Membership Minute, I talked about how to Supercharge Your Elevator Pitch. Do you remember the four key words?…Hook, Stop, Reel and Serve. Have you had a chance to put your new elevator pitch in to play? In this age of technology and digital connectivity, it can be a challenge to find time to test it out through some good ol’ face to face interaction.
A simple yet bold statement I read in a blog post recently: “…there’s no substitute for the magic of a face-to-face interaction with someone else who cares. Even the most ingenious machine-based attempts to mimic human conversation (hello, Siri) can’t match the emotional richness of a real conversation with a real person” quoted by George Anders, contributing editor for Forbes magazine. A good reminder for everyone regardless of the situation.
Make time to strike up a conversation with your clients, customers and other AHBA members through an in person interaction. In any conversation, emphasize the Serve portion of your elevator pitch – focusing not on your needs but on the needs of who you are talking to. In this efficient world we live in, don’t lose the art of conversation.
A great time to do so is right around the corner…I hope to see you in person at the next AHBA After Hours member event on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The perfect setting to put your new elevator pitch into practice… real people engaging in real conversation.
Check out the latest AHBA membership activity below over the last 30 days. Utilize the AHBA online member directory for more contact information.
New Members – Welcome to our newest members of the AHBA!
Christie’s Lighting Gallery, Kristie Spino, Associate
Controlit, Inc., Ed Craft, Associate
Controlit, Inc., Adriel McIntyre, Affiliate
Lowe’s of East Asheville, Grant Kidd, Associate
Lowe’s of South Asheville, Chris Cali, Affiliate
Lowe’s of Weaverville, Zane English, Affiliate
Lowe’s of West Asheville, Billy Griffith, Affiliate
MB Haynes, Kimberly Basham, Affiliate
Quality Home Consultants, Jim Rauland, Builder
Signature Technologies of Asheville, Inc., Jamie Bradley, Associate
Signature Technologies of Asheville, Inc., John Pope, Affiliate
S.L.C. Inc., Stan Canton, Builder
Renewing Members – Thank you for renewing your membership with the AHBA!
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Meredith Johnson, Associate
A Rooter King, Inc., Max Parton, Associate
Accurate Accounting, Kevin Jackson, Associate
Adam’s of Old Castle, Eric Gilliam, Associate
Affordable Comfort, Inc., Tracy Ponder, Associate
Alltek Systems Design, David Winchester, Associate
Asheville Contracting Co., DBA Asheville Fence, Carla Maddux, Associate
Bella Hardware & Bath, Kevin Kennelly, Affiliate
Bellwether Design-Build, Brad Rice, Builder
Blue Ridge Energy Systems, Jamie Shelton, Builder
Clevenger & Son, LLC, Clayton Clevenger, Builder
Copperwood Builders, Ryan McLellan, Builder
Custom Homes of Asheville, Inc., W. Steve Wallin, Builder
Daphne W. Urquhart, CPA, PA, Daphne Urquhart, Associate
Eric Schenk Carpentry, Eric Schenk, Associate
Fenco Inc. DBA Monarch Builders, Dean Fender, Builder
Goldsmith Custom Drywall Services, Mike Goldsmith, Associate
Greencraft, Inc., LeAnn Bound, Affiliate
Greencraft, Inc., James Bound, Builder
Horizon Tile & Stone Gallery, Inc., Timothy Allmond, Affiliate
J S Ray & Associates, Stuart Ray, Builder
Rafferty Construction Corp., Rodney Hawkins, Builder
Richard Killian Contractor, Richard Killian, Builder
Salon Blue Ridge, Rebecca Ward, Affiliate
Sealing Agents, Richard Messer, Associate
South Core LLC, Pat Hunt, Associate
Tint/Solar Works, James Wachob, Associate
United Federal Credit Union, Linda Norton, Associate
WNC DesignBuild, Inc., Marc Propst, Builder
Pending Members –In compliance with our Bylaws and the policies which have been put in place by our Board of Directors, Association procedure is to have new member applications approved by the Board of Directors and by the General Membership. Please look at the lists of all Members. If you know of any compelling reason that any applicant should not be considered for membership, please contact any AHBA staff member at 828-299-7001 or email your comments to the AHBA at email@example.com. All information given to the AHBA is held strictly confidential.
Appalachian Ironworks, LLC, Brian Leonard, Associate
Blue Planet Plumbing, Georg Efird, Associate
Buncombe County Schools-CTE Department, Christy Cheek, Associate
ControlIt, Inc., Jessie Craft, Affiliate
Grand Highlands Construction Corp., Dean Anderson, Builder
MB Haynes, Russell Blevins, Associate
Medlock & Associates Engineering, PA, Frank Ungert, Associate
PrimeLending, Donna Reeves, Associate
Sellers & Scroggs Construction, LLC, Joshua Sellers, Builder
Sellers & Scroggs Construction, LLC, Matt Scroggs, Affiliate
Solid Rock Builders, LLC, Travis Meinch, Associate
Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Melissa Ward, Associate
Terri Long Landscape Design, Inc., Terri Long, Associate
TW Plumbing, Thomas White, Associate
Tyner Construction, Harrison Tyner, Builder
Willow Creek Hearth & Leisure, Nate Aucreman, Affiliate
Sorry to See You Go – The AHBA is sorry to see the companies listed below drop their AHBA Membership. If you know these past members or do business with them, please give them a call and invite them back to re-join the AHBA. Always strive to Do Business with Members!
Asheville Tile, Inc., Associate
Best Built, Inc., Builder
Dolph Silvers or SW Silvers, Builder
Gary Dunn, Associate
Heathwood Constructors, Inc., Builder
High Mountain Solution, LLC., Associate
Inform Systems Data Documents, Inc., Associate
McCarson’s Building, Inc., Builder
Solar Energy Savers, Assoicate
Sun Mountain Door, Associate
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Article written and posted by Christi Stokes, Director of Member Services & Special Events for the Asheville Home Builders Association.