Judy was honored today at the Business Leader Media Triangle Luncheon for the 2010 Top 50 Entrepreneurs in the Triangle. All 50 winners represented the community in and around Raleigh. The Design Lines team is very proud of Judy and all her accomplishments since she started the business in 1979! Judy was nominated by Ashley.
Way to go Judy!
One of the things that struck me most about our tour of Hickory Chair was the truly jovial disposition of all those that worked there. As we meandered from station to station, in awe of the bustling activiy all around us, it quickly became clear that each employee geniunely enjoyed his or her job and took great pride in improving the company and its products in any way possible. President Jay Reardon has done an excellent job entrusting and empowering his employees, and his respect for them is clearly reflected in their attitudes and commitment to excellence.
As a result of this positive corporate culture, the amount of care that goes into the creation of each piece of furniture at Hickory Chair is absolutely unparalleled. I no longer view Hickory Chair as a manufacturing plant, but as a guild of skilled craftsmen that collaborate to create beautiful heirlooms for those fortunate enough to own them.