Over the course of the past few months I have had some great learning experiences outside of my profit center. The first was a trip to EMCO in Vancouver, BC. EMCO is Hajoca’s sister company in the Canadian provinces and my PCM and I traveled there to meet with the local PCM to see how he operates his business. Specifically we discussed how his showrooms are managed and how he has grown to such a large operation. His PC has roughly 95 employees while we have 6 here in Wenatchee. It was really great to see the possibilities!
The second opportunity that I had outside the PC was to travel to Dallas, TX for the Hajoca National Showroom Summit. This
was the first such summit in Hajoca’s history, and it allowed PCMs, Showroom Managers, Consultants, and Vendors to come together and discuss best practices and trends in the showroom marketplace. For a PC that has only just opened their showroom this was an invaluable experience. Talking with other Hajoca teammates about their experience has given us a fresh outlook on the potential our showroom has to offer.
Here at the PC I am wrapping up my counter phase and am moving into the operations phase of my training. In a smaller PC, like Inland Pipe, I will still get plenty of time on the counter but I look forward to learning as many new things as I can. My time in Wenatchee is getting close to being over and I’m looking forward to seeing where Hajoca is going to take me!