"I like that, with MI, we are getting a top-quality product with top-quality service."
NAME: Cindy Babington
COMPANY NAME: Builders FirstSource
TITLE: Central Florida Installed Sales Manager
OFFICE LOCATION: Orlando, Fl
How long have you been with your company and how long have you been in your current position?
17 years overall; I have been at my current position 2 ½ years.
What other positions have you held?
I started as a coordinator in 2002, then became Project Manager in 2005. I was transferred to the Orlando location as Install Manager in 2007. After Builders acquired ProBuild and West Orange Lumber, we merged three locations in Central Florida and I was promoted to Installed Sales Manager over the Central Florida market in 2017.
How many people work at your company and how many locations do you have?
We have over 15,000 team members spread out over 400 locations nationwide, including Alaska.
What supplies do you sell besides windows and patio doors?
We are the largest supplier in structural building products. We manufacture and supply trusses, wall panels, lumber, stairs, millwork, exterior doors, siding, etc. Not all locations have the same product offerings, but you will most likely be able to find what you are looking for at one of our locations in the area.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The relationships that I have built through the years with our team members and trade partners. I also like that, through installation, I can see how we’ve been a part of creating someone’s home.
What’s the biggest challenge in your work?
I see challenges as opportunities and I welcome those to learn and grow. I feel there is a lot of opportunity in growing our footprint in the market not only as a supplier but also as an employer.
What do you like about working with MI Windows?
I like that, with MI, we are getting a top-quality product with top-quality service. MI has one of the best service teams that I have worked with. All MI team members seem to take a personal interest in your business dealings. I like and appreciate that this is a company that you build a relationship with, and the partnership that we have is very valued.
Why do you think MI Windows and your company make good partners?
I feel that both MI and Builders FirstSource are always striving to be the best. We align in our values of not only providing top-quality products and services, but also in the investment we make in our team members.