Spotlight Series: Meet Service Technician Greg McCarthy

Meet Greg McCarthy!
What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?
Appliance Repair.

Tell us more about your role.
I go into people’s houses and repair appliances, whether they’re in or out of warranty. Sometimes it’s a matter of adjusting customers’ expectations; sometimes it’s better to replace older units, and I advise them on that.

What do you like most about your job?
I’m on the road all day, so I’m driving, and it gives me flexibility. Sometimes I can tweak my route if I need to. It’s nice.

Tell us about your family.
I live with my wife of 21 years and our four-year old daughter.
We live in Maplewood.

What was your first job?
I worked in the yard at Frank’s Nursery and Crafts. My job was to haul trees around and take care of the trees, move the mulch and the dirt.

What do you like to do on your days off?
I like to read, I like to watch movies, I like to spend time with my family. We like to hike, we like to camp, I like to spend time in my
woodshop building things.

What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?
Family, loyalty, reputation.

What’s your favorite appliance, and why?

It’s a toss-up: I have a 1927 Cold Spot fridge.
It still works, and I keep it on the screen porch. I also have a 1950s mint green industrial malt mixer that I found at an antique shop for ridiculously cheap—and because I know how to fix it, I now have a $500 appliance that I got for 70 bucks.

Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.
I am a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I used to teach it.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Oxygen! But a close second is air conditioning, because I detest being hot!

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I am a big fan of stuff on the grill – grilled meats. But I could probably eat Kraft macaroni and
cheese all day every day for the rest of my life and not get sick of it.

What is your favorite thing to do?
That’s a toss up between camping with the family—I renovated a truck camper so we go camping with that quite a bit, and I really like building
stuff in my shop.

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