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Ben Warnock STAR Employee

Contractor Sales Support

Lavonia Lumber Yard

When we think about the S.T.A.R. qualities (Smile, Teach/ learn, “All In” attitude, and Royal Law) this employee easily comes to mind. With an ALL IN attitude and willingness to help others, He is committed to efficiently getting the job done and is proactive at finding solutions.  Congratulations to our July S.T.A.R Employee, Ben Warnock! Ben is the Contractor Sales Support at the Lavonia Lumber Yard working with Harbin for a cumulative of 16 years. Ben has worked in several Harbin locations with the company including the Eatonton Lumber Yard, the Door Shop and currently at the Lavonia Lumber Yard; all working in the Inside Sales position/ Contractor Sales Support.

“When I have questions, I go to Ben.  He’s a resource that this store would be almost impossible to replace.  The workload he manages would overwhelm most people.  On top of that I consider Ben a good friend who is always willing to help anyone.” Todd Irvin, General Manager of the Lavonia Lumber Yard

Being in this same industry for years, Ben worked at Grafton inc. located in Toccoa on the Lumber Yard for 6 years before his tenure with Harbin. We are so thankful he took the leap and joined our Harbin family in 2005. With his professionalism and expertise in the industry, Ben is a staple at our Lavonia location. His daily operations include entering orders and also taking care of all special orders for builders by completely working with the outside sales staff to ensure that customers are taken care of.

“It is something different every day. There are always challenges and problems that need to be solved. I also just love the people that I work with. Harbin is a great company to work for. They treat employees well and is family owned. They reward their employees too, which means a lot.”  – Ben Warnock

One thing that truly sets Ben apart, aside from his work ethic, would be his professionalism when working with our customers. He treats every customer that he has the opportunity to work with the upmost respect and kindness. By creating that personal relationship with them one on one, results in a strong future of returning clientele.

“I enjoy working with our customers. Harbin prides itself in building strong lasting relationships with customers. And you really get to know them working with them daily seeing them as family or friends.”- Ben Warnock

Outside of work, Ben enjoys skiing, kayaking, and backpacking. The great outdoors is where he would rather be in his free time! He has a large family with 5 brothers and sisters and spending time with them is also very important.

Ben, Thank you for your passion to your career and dedication to this company. You are a valued and appreciated for all that you do at Harbin Lumber Company. Your hard work and persistence does not go unnoticed. We look forward to many years ahead of your bright future with HLC!

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