Southern Energy Management is excited to announce our Shine On Champion award! Each season our teams will be nominating our partners in the field that exemplify our core values and share our passion for improving the way people make and use energy.
We are happy to introduce our first Shine On Champion, Robert Thornton! Robert is a Construction Manager with Garman Homes, and relatively new to the building field. Although unexpected hurdles are to be expected during most builds, Robert remains unphased and dedicated to getting the job done right. Robert’s attitude and leadership are what helped the Garman team complete two model homes just in time for the Triangle Parade of Homes last fall. All of their hard work paid off, and the Garman Team was able to bring home the prestigious gold award on their Southern Beau model home!
Robert was nominated by Ulysses Cann, one of our awesome Lead Building Performance Analysts. Here’s what Ulysses had to say about Robert:
What does a Shine On Champ win you might ask? It’s really a win-win-win situation. By building with top-notch perfection to high-performance standards, the builder is able to boast more value in their home and better compete in a hot market. At the same time, homeowners are able to rest assured that their home offers the quality they were sold on because their home was third-party inspected by an independent verifier. And finally, everyone wins with higher efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and real savings that can be spent elsewhere in the community instead of on utility bills and home maintenance.
But we realize this might not be the most exciting prize to carry home at the end of the day (although we’d beg to differ), so we’ve put together a more tangible award for the Champs that make this all happen. We think a cooler full of cash is a fitting way to say thanks to our Shine On Champs for going above and beyond in holding their projects accountable to high quality standards so we can make sure our partners are (properly) insulating their homes and their value.
Way to go Robert and keep up the great work! Be on the lookout for our next nomination this summer. You might be Southern Energy Management’s next Shine On Champion and the lucky winner of our Yeti #cashcooler.
We’re happy to help find the program that’s right for you!