At Warners’ Stellian, one of our core values is family, and each new employee becomes a member of our family. In our Spotlight Series, we plan to share a deeper look into the talent that contributes to our success each day. This week, let’s meet Business Development Manager Joe Nguyen.
How long have you worked at Warners’ Stellian?
I started on the warehouse evening crew in January 2005. I eventually became a delivery helper, then crew leader, and then install tech. I moved to sales in September 2009 at our St. Paul store and became manager of our Coon Rapids location in 2016. Finally, I’ve been in the Business Development Manager role since October 2017.
What’s your favorite part of working at Warners’ Stellian?
With every position there has been a favorite. When I was in the warehouse, I was a high school kid, so it was great to build friendships and gain camaraderie with my coworkers, who then became some of my best friends. On delivery, it was learning different appliances and installing them in all applications. In sales, I enjoyed the customer interaction. Now, every day presents a different challenge, and it keeps me busy. But nothing compares to working for and being a part of a family company.
What are the biggest changes you’ve seen over your years here?
The continued growth of the company. When I started in 2005, there were less than 20 trucks on the road. Now we have more than 70 trucks, in addition to service vans, plumbers/HVAC technicians, and installers on the road at any given time. We also offer services that we did not 10 years ago, like heating and cooling!
Before working at Warners’ Stellian, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was a dishwasher/bus boy for Carmelo’s Ristorante in St. Paul. It’s still there today, and it’s great Italian food! Check them out!
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My mom’s PHO!
Any New Year resolutions?
Yes, no fast food!
Are you interested in joining the Warners’ Stellian family? Apply here!