The S "A" Team
Every Tuesday morning at Southern Accents begins with a team meeting. This is actually the only time during the week that we are all in one place at the same time. We gather upstairs and sit around our large, custom made salvaged wood table. Ben arrives with a bag of fresh, warm doughnuts from one of our local bakeries. Everyone grabs a cup of coffee or a bottled Coke from the cooler and we begin the meeting with prayer. The primary purpose for our weekly gathering is two fold: to encourage one another and to plan our schedule for the upcoming week.
Our weekly meeting has become an integral part of our business. We always spend a few minutes discussing personal issues. We talk about our kids, our pets, our weekend ventures. We laugh a lot and at times have shed a few tears. This is our time to catch up with one another and make sure that we are all doing well. If there are needs or issues to be addressed, we do it here.
The next order of business is business! We each have our "to do" list that we go over in detail. The goal is to make sure that we are all on the same page. We discuss custom orders, sales goals, deliveries, and upcoming projects. We talk about marketing and toss around ideas for newsletter topics. And we talk about wood... we talk a LOT about wood!
The bulk of our business involves wood. Wood doors, wood mantels, wood columns, wood corbels and wood trim. We have an entire warehouse filled with nothing but salvaged wood. Everything from old barnwood to antique wood flooring. Wood that has been salvaged from the walls of historic houses and vintage beams from old log cabins and industrial mills. If you were a fly on the wall listening in on the conversations, there would be no doubt about the fact that we love what we do! We have a team of creative artists who get excited about an upcoming salvage mission. Skilled craftsmen and wood workers who gaze on a stack of salvaged wood the way a painter looks at a blank canvas. Ask our guys what they "do for fun" and they will be quick to tell you that they spend their free time building furniture or creating artistic pieces for no other reason than to feed their creative soul!
Stop by our showroom or wood warehouse and talk to any of our teams members! We love to hear about your creative ideas and to give input in the design process. Our knowledgeable team can help you pick out the perfect materials for your next project!
July 17, 2014, Vol. 109
Southern Makers Revisited
Southern Accents is proud of our involvement with the Southern Makers festival. Having experienced overwhelming success in it's first two years, plans are already under way for Southern Makers 2015. We have been humbled by the level of artistry and talent from everyone involved with this exciting event, including videographer Greg Spradlin of Camp Friday Films. Greg has been involved with Southern Makers since it's infancy, documenting the festival through video. We are thrilled with Greg's latest video from SM2014. We hope that you will take a few minutes and watch the video, as it captures the true spirit of what we are trying to accomplish with this yearly event.
Click Here to view this video on YouTube!
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