Empire’s Best Award Winners October 2020

Our mission is to make beautiful new floors easy, but it couldn’t be done without the right support system. This month we want to highlight two Empire Today team members who have gone above and beyond to make sure the Empire Way is exemplified throughout the company. Because of this, they are Empire’s Best Award winners for October. We couldn’t be happier to present them with the praise they deserve.

Here’s more insight into how they did such a standup job!

Getting to Know Empire’s Best

 Harold Sheldon – Sales Representative

Harold has recently rejoined the sales team and has been a huge asset ever since. His work goes beyond support for his team. He makes sure to fully consider every customer’s unique needs. Harold fights to find the right solution for every home, continues to stay in contact throughout the installation process, and follows up after the job is completed. His behavior demonstrates the attitude required to make every project a success.

How long have you been working with Empire?

I have been working for empire for 5 years as a sales representative to assistant sales manager back to sales representative starting 2 1/2 months ago. 

What made you want to work with Empire Today?

I wanted to work for empire today, because they are the leaders in the flooring industry. I feel like they are the biggest & the best!

What is your favorite part about working with Empire?

My favorite part of working for Empire Today – Is working with our amazing customers – making their beautiful new floors easy. 

What is the one thing you are most excited about for the coming year?

One of the most exciting things I’m looking forward to is to be one of the top representatives in the country! I would love to be at the next sales conference!

What is your motto or personal mantra?
My motto is to be honest & trustworthy to everyone, treat people how you would like to be treated. Always go above & beyond to help people around you!

What three traits define you and how you work?

Three traits that define me are energetic, passionate, and knowledgeable.

Samantha Cicotte – Accounting Associate 

Empire couldn’t be a leading provider in flooring and window treatments without the right systems in place. Thanks to Samantha’s innovation and care for detail, her team was able to transition into a new process without unnecessary hurdles.

How long have you been working at Empire?

I’ve been with Empire for 5 years on December 7th

What made you want to work at Empire Today?

I began working at Empire because I had a baby at home and needed to move into a full-time and stable job in a company I could be with for a long time and grow.

What is your favorite part about working at Empire?

I really enjoy the relationships and friendships I have developed with coworkers in my time in the company. I have maintained contact with many even after they have parted ways with the company.

What is the one thing you are most excited about for the coming year?

In the coming year, I am very excited to see how things will grow and change within my market. I look forward to the day when we get to work in the building together and have day-to-day interactions again.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

My personal motto I guess would be that I am the one thing in life I can control. This means you shouldn’t stress about things out of your control, but instead worry about the things you can affect the outcome of.

What three traits define you and how you work?

One of the three traits that define the way I work is definitely organized. Everything on my desk has a place to make sure that I get all of my work. I also like to find the best ways to work efficiently, and accurately, especially in groups. Lastly, I really enjoy learning new things even beyond my job, that way I can help my coworkers if they are struggling or teach them new and better ways to do the things they do every day.


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