Meet Nate Hyatt, one of our HVAC Account Managers based out of the Charlotte branch. Nate started with NB Handy in 2017 as a Future Leader before transitioning into an Inside Sales position and ultimately being promoted to an Account Manager role. Prior to joining the NB Handy team, he played baseball professionally with the Atlanta Braves for three years and the Los Angeles Angels for two years. He was introduced to opportunities with NB Handy through a job fair at App State. Nate says, “I love the team aspect that we have across the board. Everyone is eager to assist in any way that they can. Because of that, my market has grown.” When asked what he enjoys most about his position, he said he enjoys being out on the road. He states, “There is something about windshield time that can help you create solutions to challenges that will inevitably arise in our industry.” Outside of work, Nate enjoys being in the outdoors. His hobbies include golfing, fishing and hunting. Thank you for your dedication to Handy, Nate!
Meet Michele, our Office Coordinator at our Steel Center in Davenport, FL! Michele was originally hired in 2020 for her strong HVAC industry background in service, maintenance and dispatch. Later, she transitioned to an office administrator role for NB Handy. She states, “I enjoy working at NB Handy due to the commitment and loyalty the company shows to their employees. My favorite part of my job is the great work environment, coworkers, and coming up with ideas on how to perfect our processes.” Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family & kids, playing video games, and kayaking. Thank you for all you do for NB Handy, Michele! Click the link below to view more NB Handy Employee Testimonials!
Meet Colton, our Project Manager/Estimator in the Roofing Technical Services team! Colton has been with Handy for two and a half years, and prior to joining our team was a project manager for a military contractor in Lynchburg, building a variety of defense weapons for United States armed forces and US allies. On what he enjoys about his role every day, Colton stated: "My favorite aspect of being a part of Roofing Technical Services is helping others. Whether it be a contractor, customer, or a member of our sales team, every day we are placed in a position to help make a positive change with our support." Outside of work, Colton has a variety of hobbies. He spends most of his fall to winter seasons in the mountains and spring to summer seasons on the river or in his garden. He participates in conservation work through multiple states, which gives him considerable opportunities for hunting, hiking, foraging, fishing, kayaking, and beekeeping. Thank you for your contributions to Handy, Colton!
Meet Tyson, our Branch Manager at the Columbia branch! Tyson has been with NB Handy for 8 years and has worked in nearly every operations role; Material Handler, Lead Material Handler, Superintendent, Operations Manager, and his current Branch Manager position. On his time with Handy, Tyson says “There are many different areas to be cross-trained which allow you constant opportunities to learn new things. NB Handy is a company that will recognize your skills and hard work while also motivating you to train towards new paths.” As a manager, he appreciates being able to set goals, develop plans of action, and subsequently achieve these goals. Outside of work, Tyson is a big kid at heart and enjoys playing video games, watching anime, and starting (sometimes finishing) DIY projects. Thank you Tyson for your contributions to Handy!
Meet Kathy, our Data Support Specialist at our Corporate Office! Kathy has been with NB Handy for almost 17 years and has served in both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Four years ago, Kathy wanted a change of pace and moved to the Purchasing team, where she became the Data Support Specialist. In this role, she has handled vendor pricing and rebate contracts. She says, “The thing I enjoy the most about Handy is the family atmosphere. Everyone is always so nice and willing to help each other out. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband David and their two kids, Daniel (14) and Karen (11). They enjoy exploring the mountains, camping, and relaxing at home watching movies. Thank you for your dedication to Handy, Kathy!
Meet Keith, one of our Roofing Account Managers based out of the Roanoke branch! Keith previously worked in the direct mail fundraising field for non-profits for 15 years. He was recruited by an NB Handy employee at a barber shop and was ready for an opportunity for a career change. Keith says, “I had always heard of the great team and family atmosphere here at Handy and wanted to be a part of that.” Scott Taylor, General Manager of the Lynchburg and Roanoke branches states, “Keith has done a remarkable job getting up to speed with product knowledge and gaining the trust of his customers. This is a critical facet to building relationships and solidifying his position with a customer. His commitment and can-do attitude are recognized by myself and the organization.” Outside of building strong relationships with current and new customers, he enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, playing golf, and is getting ready to take up pickle ball. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Handy, Keith!
Meet Dawn, one of our HVAC Inside Sales Representatives based out of the Norfolk branch! Dawn has over six years of experience with Handy, as she originally came to us in 2014 and left in 2020. Her desire to work in an inside sales position and the idea of a challenge in a different field drew her to returning back to Handy last February. She appreciates the work/life balance, Handy’s position in the market, and the leadership at the company. Her favorite aspect of her position is the ability to collaborate and strategize with fellow associates to plan and execute sales growth. She is grateful to have a large immediate family close by and therefore spends her time outside of work with her family. Thank you Dawn for your contributions to Handy!
Meet James Collyar, our Superintendent at the Greenville, South Carolina branch! James came to NB Handy 3 years ago from a background in the golf industry and has taken on a variety of roles at the branch. James’ dedication and camaraderie with his teammates is unmatched, demonstrated by his two consecutive Virginia Cup awards at the branch level. When asked about his favorite aspects of working at Handy, James said “I love the ability to interact with both customers and coworkers daily and the opportunity to create meaningful relationships.” Outside of work, James loves to spend time with his family, play golf, and attend nearly every Clemson football game to root on the Tigers. Thank you for your constant hard work and dedication James!
Meet Jeannie Eubanks, an Accounts Payable Representative at the Corporate Office in Lynchburg, Virginia. Originally, she was offered temporary employment as an Accounts Receivable Representative; however, on her first day on the job, she was told she would be filling a full time Accounts Payable position instead! Ten years later, Jeannie is still enjoying every day on the job with NB Handy. Jeannie’s favorite part of working at NB Handy is the various challenges that are presented with HVAC and roofing invoices and working alongside other AP members and colleagues to support other departments. She believes that teamwork is what makes NB Handy a great place to work! In her spare time, Jeannie enjoys fellowship with her church, spending time with her family, vacationing with her husband, Kenny, and her sons. She also loves traveling, especially to the beach, and challenging her guys to mini golf, bowling and fishing. Thank you for your dedication to Handy, Jeannie!
Meet Jack, our HVAC & Roofing Account Manager based out of the Columbia and Charleston, SC branches. When asked what drew him to NB Handy, Jack said, “NB Handy has always had a strong reputation within our industry. I am truly amazed at how professional, employee centric, and customer focused our organization is.” Jack is a tremendous contributor to not only the external customer business with a consultative, solution providing approach, but also his internal customers through his efforts of continually looking for ways to simplify B2B interactions. His favorite aspects of his job as an Account Manager are the ability to foster relationships with our customers and collaborating with his team to go above and beyond our customer’s expectations. Outside of work, he spends time with his wife and four children, living an active and healthy lifestyle that is centered around an incredible workout community. He also enjoys coaching his oldest daughter’s soccer team, playing golf, and everything the city of Charleston has to offer. He is currently working towards finishing his MBA in 2023 from his alma mater, The Citadel. Thank you for your contribution to Handy, Jack!
Meet Spencer Paxton, our Production Manager at our Steel Center in Lynchburg, VA. Spencer transitioned to steel manufacturing from the commercial poultry industry in Harrisonburg, VA. He was drawn to NB Handy because of the known reputation of a family-owned company that was growing and expanding its footprint. Although the transition was a complete career change, he looked forward to new opportunities and the challenge of learning manufacturing. Spencer’s favorite aspect of working for Handy is the culture and the size of the company. He said, “Team members are more than a number, and everyone that I work with locally and at the branches is passionate about their roles and the success of the business. We all work through challenges together and grow stronger as a plant. It’s an honor to work with a crew that takes pride in critical thinking and problem solving to overcome production issues we encounter.” In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and new puppy. They both love the outdoors and agriculture, and are looking forward to fixing up their family farm they purchased last year. Thank you for your commitment to Handy, Spencer!
Meet Daniel Rogacki, HVAC Regional Sales Manager based out of our Raleigh and Greensboro branches. Daniel began his career as an HVAC Inside Sales Rep and later transitioned to an Account Manager role. In his current position as HVAC Regional Sales Manager, he works alongside five Account Managers that oversee the North Carolina sales territory from the Southern Coast west to the Winston-Salem area. When asked what drew him to work for Handy, he responded the people and the construction industry. His favorite aspect of his job is when the team wins, as the power of a likeminded group working together is a beautiful thing. Daniel states, “When NB Handy, customers, and manufacturers come together as a team, great results are inevitable. When collaboration occurs and all sides are in sync, it is awesome to see.” Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and hanging out with his wife, Jordan and Weimaraner dog, Blue. DIY projects around his house and hunting trips with his dad are also two of his favorite hobbies. Thank you for your commitment to Handy, Daniel!
Meet Tara Bryant, Machinery Group Office Supervisor for our Machinery branch based out of Lynchburg, VA. In the last 19 years with Handy, she has touched every aspect of the Machinery Group’s administration, from field service and outside sales support to inside sales and operations. Tara is currently working in a technology and growth-focused role, onboarding new service tracking and proposal generation software systems, as well as a lead-generation and tracking system. She also works with the media marketing partner on the Machinery website development and is creating a comprehensive digital product showcase platform for use by the sales team. “NB Handy has given me the opportunity to grow in my job with my changing personal interests. When I developed an interest in graphics design, Andy Shivell was open to expanding my role to incorporate design in my daily work. I also enjoy the wide variety of situations we run into. Every day and every call are different in its own unique challenge.” In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar, working on writing a Sci-Fi/Fantasy series, and volunteering extensively with local wildlife rescue and feral cat TNR groups. In addition, she is very involved in Scouting with her husband, Chris and two sons, Wyatt and Evan. Tara also designs American Indian regalia and loves traveling with her family to powwows all over the U.S. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to Handy, Tara!
Meet Will Tull, our Warehouse & Logistics Manager at our Richmond branch! Will first came to Handy in 2017, and was introduced by a friend who recommended it as a great place of employment. Overall, he enjoys the family atmosphere of his work environment. His favorite aspect of his position is problem solving to exercise his brain. Outside of work, he spends time playing music with his wife and playing with his two daughters in the garden. Thank you for the support you provide to the NB Handy family, Will!
Meet Forrest Powell, our Account Manager out of both our Charleston and Columbia branches! Forrest started with us at the beginning of 2020 as a Future Leader and chose the Account Manager role as his career path. Prior to Handy, he served as the Director of Sales & Marketing for a charter business, ran fly fishing trips on the weekends, and filmed weddings for a local videography business. A close friend connected him with Justin Houze, GM of the Charleston/Columbia market. After learning more about Handy, he was very intrigued by the company values and Justin’s strong sense of leadership and professionalism. Forrest states, “I love working at Handy because of the awesome teams that we have in both Charleston and Columbia. Our teams at other branches and our leadership team are phenomenal. I’m blessed to work at Handy and feel like we’re one big family!” His favorite part of his job is creating relationships with his customers, supporting their organizational growth, and being an extension of their business. He loves how each day brings new opportunities and goals to achieve. Outside of work, he loves boat days with his pup and spending time with his wife doing fun outdoor activities. Thank you, Forrest for your hard work & dedication to Handy!
Meet Serena, Roofing Product Manager for Architectural Metals based out of the Norfolk, VA Branch. Serena started her career journey with NB Handy in 1999 and has progressed ever since. She began as an HVAC Inside Sales Rep, then transitioned to an HVAC Account Manager. Later, she expanded her knowledge to the roofing side of the business and is now in her fourth year as a Product Manager. When asked what her favorite aspect of working for Handy is, she stated it is the people. “From my time spent working in the branch and now working with all locations, our employees are passionate about our customers and their book of business.” Outside of work, Serena enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, being outside and going camping. Thank you for your contribution to NB Handy, Serena!
Meet Sam, Branch Manager at our Baltimore, MD location! Sam began his career with NB Handy three years ago and says, "This is one of my first employment opportunities where I enjoy and am excited to get up in the morning to come to work." Before starting his journey with NB Handy, he was a floor supervisor at a wholesale supply house which serviced apartment & rental property maintenance personnel in the DMV area. Prior to that, he was a night manager for the largest produce & dairy supplier on the East Coast. Sam came to Handy as a novice, and learn the daily operations and absorb every bit of knowledge he could to further grow into his role today. He states, "NB Handy is a company that cares about their employees and listens to ideas. They never turn a head when ideas are brought about." When he is home, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and granddaughter. By far, his favorite hobby is cooking. Thank you for all you contribute to our NB Handy family, Sam!
Meet Mike, our Senior Staff Accountant from our Corporate Office in Lynchburg, VA! Mike came to NB Handy nearly 15 years ago. When a position with Handy presented itself, he believed that NBH sounded like a perfect opportunity, and hasn’t looked back since. When it comes to his favorite aspect of his job, he enjoys creating financial analysis for management that leaves them fully informed with no further questions. He also truly appreciates the people he works with inside and outside of his department. Mike stated, “I’ve found everyone at NBH to be helpful, accommodating, and approachable regardless of their position within the company. When people say NBH is a family-oriented company, they are not kidding. I couldn’t have chosen a better company to work for and feel blessed to have landed here.” Outside of work, his family means a lot to him and spending time with them is his top priority. He also enjoys attending local beer and wine festivals, rating the Garlic Festival being his favorite. Traveling is one of his favorite hobbies, especially when it’s a new place. Thank you for all you do for Handy, Mike!
Meet Case, our Future Leader from our Greenville, SC branch. Before Handy, Case was a student at Virginia Tech where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in management. When asked to describe the Future Leader program, he stated, “The flexibility and ability to choose your own path is something I haven’t experienced previously and has allowed me to pursue what I’m passionate in.” His favorite aspect about the Future Leader program has been the get-togethers and the employee programs where he has had the opportunity to connect with other Future Leaders from various branches. Outside of work, he enjoys playing bluegrass music on guitar and mandolin, visiting historic sites, and rooting for his beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. Thank you for all you contribute to our NB Handy, Case!
Meet Crystal, our very own “Wonder Woman” and HVAC Inside Sales Representative in our Hanover, MD branch. Crystal came to NB Handy nearly six years ago. At that time, she started as an Inside Sales Specialist in Commercial Roofing before moving into a Counter Sales Rep position, and then onto a Superintendent role. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, she didn’t hesitate to say that it’s the team that she works with. She considers the Hanover branch to be the “Dream Team,” capable of tackling any challenge they face. When not using her superpowers at the branch to take care of customers’ needs, she’s putting on a different cape and acting as a super-mom to make sure her five kids get to sporting games, practices, and events. She takes pride in finding neat and unique adventures to take her family on, and spending as much time with them as she can. Thank you for all you contribute to our NB Handy family, Crystal!
Meet Greg, our HVAC Account Manager based in Richmond, VA! Greg started at Handy in 2017 and recently graduated from the Masters of Distribution program offered through the American Supply Association. This 2-year program consists of over 60 hours of training, nearly a dozen books to read, participation at the University of Innovative Distribution conference, and a final cumulative assessment. The last step in the program is an intense capstone project where trainees are required to develop, implement, and present a final presentation to a Review Board consisting of executives and leaders throughout the industry. The Review Board then meets to determine whether the trainee has mastered and demonstrated the learned skills through his/her project and whether they agree to certify the trainee. Greg received a unanimous vote to certify his completion of the program and received extremely high praise for his project and presentation. Thank you for all you do, Greg!
Meet David, our Roofing Inside Sales Representative from our Richmond, VA branch! David started with NB Handy in 1985 and has been a valuable asset ever since. He says, “I was fortunate enough at NB Handy to have worked with some of the most charismatic salespeople and business minds not just in our industry, but in business period.” When he first started, he and his team handwrote every ticket and backorder, then mailed them each evening to be typed into invoices. He also states, “I feel NB Handy outshines may of its competitors simply because of the quality of people they hire, and the freedom they grant the sales force to pursue every individual opportunity for success with our customer base, utilizing marketing knowledge, teamwork, and imagination.” Thank you for all you do for Handy, David!
Meet Alex, a Roofing Account Manager out of our Raleigh branch. Alex joined NB Handy nearly 5 years ago as a Future Leader and has really taken off in his career here.
The Future Leader development program helped Alex learn the business from the ground up, understand our product lines, and develop into a successful Account Manager.
When asked what excites him the most about his job, he quickly responded that it’s the freedom his job gives him to travel and meet with customers every day.
Outside of building relationships with our customers, Alex can be found spending time with his new fiancé, golfing, hiking, and hanging out on the lake. We appreciate all you do, Alex, and can’t wait to see what all you will accomplish in your career here!
Meet Dale, one of our incredible Class A drivers out of our Greensboro branch. Dale started with NB Handy in our Norfolk branch as a Class A driver in 1993 before starting his own business a few years later. Eventually Dale came back to NB Handy, but this time based in our Greensboro branch. Before coming to NB Handy Dale was a fuel handler with the US army and served for 8 years where he attributes much of his discipline and work ethic.
When asked what he loves most about his almost 12 years at NB Handy, he said that in both the Norfolk and Greensboro branches, he has worked with managers who have inspired him to work harder through their own work ethic and drive. He also values the strong relationships he’s built with each customer while making his deliveries over the years. Dale, thank you for your service to both our country and NB Handy!
Meet Tosha, one of our incredible staff accountants. Since joining NB Handy in 2018, Tosha consistently showcases her analytical ability, attention to detail, and organization skills as she works to prepare many of the company’s financial reports and perform other daily duties.
When asked what makes her excited to come to work every day, Tosha mentioned without hesitation leadership’s constant drive for improvement and growth while maintaining a caring, open, and inclusive team atmosphere.
She loves feeling like she’s part of a family--not only with the Accounting team, but with everyone across the company. After crunching numbers during the day, Tosha enjoys relaxing evenings where she can dive into a good book on her back porch. She also loves spending time with her son and family. It’s valuable team members like Tosha who have kept NB Handy going strong for 129 years and counting!
Meet Gary, one of our expert drivers responsible for delivering products to our customers on time and in good order. Gary is a long time NB Handy family member, having been with the company for nearly the last 19 years.
When asked what he enjoys most about his job, Gary was quick to say it is working with the Atlanta branch team and customers.
Having had the same route for over 15 years, Gary considers many of his customers to also be close friends. When not delivering NB Handy products around the Atlanta area, Gary enjoys serving as a Deacon at his church, spending time outdoors with his family and relaxing near a lake or ocean. Gary feels a special part of his job is knowing that he’s the face of NB Handy and has a responsibility to uphold the positive reputation of NB Handy to our customers. Thanks for going the extra mile Gary!
Meet Joe, one of our Machine Shop Technicians and who has been part of the NB Handy family for nearly 16 years. When it comes to HVAC or Roofing machinery, not many people have the expertise of Joe. “My favorite part of the job is fabrication like welding, bending metal, and fabricating parts. There are so many different types of machines that you never end up getting bored with them.
My favorite thing about working at NB Handy is meeting the people that I get to meet. NB Handy has been good to me and I’ve really enjoyed working here.” When not fabricating one-off machine parts, welding, or diagnosing issues with broken machines, Joe enjoys spending time building birdhouses, watching racing, or showing off his ’87 Mustang at the local car show. We appreciate you Joe!
Meet Glenn, General Manager of our Greenville, SC branch. Glenn joined the NB Handy family over 18 years ago and has served at two Handy branches. He started as a Roofing Inside Sales Rep at our original Orlando branch before moving into the Operation’s Manager role there. After 6 years with the Orlando branch, Glenn transferred to a Roofing Account Manager role in Greenville. He was promoted to General Manager last year. He says he enjoys the GM role because he has the opportunity to lead a team that encompasses both the operations and sales sides of the business, since he has a passion for and experience in both areas. When asked what makes the Greenville branch unique, he noted the team’s work ethic and the amount of effort that each person on the team contributes. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys grilling and smoking meats on one of his three grills/smokers, religiously making wings for his Friday Night Wing Night, hiking with his wife, and spending time with his kids. Thank you for all you do, Glenn!
Meet Brian, one of our Regional Credit Managers in our Corporate Office in Lynchburg, VA. Brian came from a background in banking before joining Handy in 2017. Day-to-day Brian and the credit team are responsible for managing credit lines extended to customers, keeping them up to date, and helping with the cash flow from the branches. The one aspect of the job that Brian enjoys the most is being able to interact with customers and branches across the Handy footprint daily. He attributed much of what he loves about his job to the credit team that he works with and finds it an honor to learn from other more experienced team members. At the end of the day, Brian is fulfilled knowing he is ultimately helping drive the customers’ success! When not in the office, Brian may be found on his Can-Am trike, gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his family as he watches his girls grow up. Thank you Brian for being part of the NB Handy family!
Meet Jerry, our warehouse superintendent in our Roanoke branch. Since joining NB Handy 5 years ago, Jerry has helped lead the Roanoke warehouse team in ensuring our customers have the products they need when they need them. Having come from a large transportation company prior to joining Handy, Jerry brought with him a strong logistics background. When asked what he enjoys most about working at NB Handy, he had a hard time choosing just one thing, but mentioned that he really enjoys jumping on a forklift and picking orders. If it wasn’t a forklift Jerry was driving, his dream job would be a NASCAR driver. When not filling customers’ orders, Jerry can be found mountain biking, hiking with his family, or competing in simulation racing events. Thank you Jerry for representing NB Handy to our Roanoke customers!
Meet Misty, our Senior Buyer/Product Specialist for our Architectural Metals products. Misty has been part of the NB Handy family for nearly 5 years and is an integral part of our Sentrigard Metal Roofing program. Between ensuring branches are stocked properly to helping with the steel center processing and logistics, Misty loves the challenging and fast-paced atmosphere that this position provides. When not at the office juggling the many hats that Misty wears, she enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, and cooking. Thank you Misty for all you do for Handy!