Today is the fourth in our six part blog series featuring our memories from several of CentiMark’s longest term associates and a focus on the “Mark” that CentiMark and the Dunlap’s have contributed to the commercial roofing and flooring industries. We’re celebrating CentiMark’s 54th anniversary on April 19, 2022.
We celebrate all 3,500 of CentiMark, QuestMark and CentiMark Ltd associates throughout North America’s 95 office locations.
“We became a billion dollar corporation in December 2021! Thank you to all CentiMark associates past and present for all your hard work and dedication. Without you, we could not have achieved this milestone. I want to thank my son Tim Dunlap [President & CEO] for his leadership in steering this ship to one billion,” says Edward B. Dunlap, Founder & Chairman. “My suggestion to you is always the same: Work Hard, Work Smart, Work Safely and Have Fun.”
CentiMark is proud of our 3,500 associates throughout North America. We have 264 associates with 20+ years of experience at the company. Today, we want to thank and acknowledge those associates:
Tina Callaway, Executive Administrative Assistant, National Accounts, Johns Creek, GA
Celebrated 37 years at CentiMark on March 5, 2022
Tina works as an Executive Administrative Assistant to John Godwin, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. She is responsible for all National, Regional and Service sales reports. Tina also onboards, trains and supervises the National Accounts Admin staff.
Tina began her career at CentiMark in 1985 as an Office Manager in the Duluth, GA office (hired by Helen Hunsberger, Corporate). She started working part-time when her children were born. In her part-time capacity, she handled payroll, expenses and other miscellaneous duties and then moved into National Accounts as an Admin. When Tina went back to work full-time, her responsibilities increased with additional NAMs to support and to include Regional and National sales reports for John Godwin. Over the past few years, she also took on the responsibilities of National Accounts Admin supervisor.
“What I like best at CentiMark are the people that I work with daily and also those that are in the other offices that I have gotten to know,” says Tina. “John Godwin has been great to work for. He has given me confidence with each new responsibility or assignment he gives me.”
“My favorite CentiMark memory was the first time I got to ride in a plane after a sales meeting in Charlotte,” adds Tina. “I don't remember what year it was - probably late 1980's.”
When Tina was asked to share what current associates do not know about CentiMark’s early days, Tina responded: “For those of us who have been here for a long time, we used typewriters, not computers. All quotes had to be manually typed and pictures glued to paper before quotes went out the door. I even used to cut pieces of rubber for samples to go with the quotes. I shared a phone with the Operations Manager. And, if I had free time, I had to cold call potential customers using a phone book.”
“We had to call in our timesheets to Corporate for payroll,” adds Tina. “Then when fax machines became a ‘thing’, we would fax the time sheets. Gosh, I miss those days! Just kidding, I love my computer!”
“In celebrating CentiMark’s 54 years and my 37 years, I feel thankful each day I can go to work for a company that has grown so much,” concludes Tina. “I am proud to be a part of the growth and success of CentiMark.”
Congratulations to Ed Dunlap,Tim Dunlap, Tina Callaway and all of CentiMark on our 54th Anniversary - April 19, 2022.