Carolyn A. Stanley
A.S. Jacono LLC
Beeline Services LLC
Stanley Builders, Inc
What/who prompted you to become a member? We felt being a member gave a positive light on our business (Stanley Builders, early 1970’s). I convinced A.S. Jacono, who I now work for, that it would be a benefit to his businesses (Beeline Services LLC too) to be members of HBADE
How long have you been a member? Forever… I believe Bruce and I joined around 1971, Steve joined around 2012 for Beeline and 2015 for A.S. Jacono
How/who first got you involved and what did you do? Bruce was the person who attended meeting. In 1983ish he could not make it to a HOW meeting and sent me. I then became very active on the HOW board. I work on the Home Show committee for many years and co-chaired two of the Home Shows. (1999 and 2000 or 2000 and 2001).
I was the first female president of a local HOW council. I was president many different years.
What were your expectations when you joined? Have they changed? To grow our business by being involved and learning from other builders. Now there is so much more that HBADE offers its members due to all the new rules and regulations that are constantly being push upon us.
How has HBADE membership impacted your business? The convention has always given us an upper steps on new and exciting products, which custom buyers like to know about
Fun fact about yourself? I used to be shy and insecure, but the HOW board overly built my confidence! As did Bruce.
What wisdom/advice do you have for future members? Do not be someone who get the advantages of what HBADE fights for without being involved as a member.