Debbie Davis Retires
Debbie Davis Leaves Behind 33 Years of Heart, Soul
For 33 years Debbie Davis has been a “rock”, according to Jim Andrew, that has provided a steady presence and significant contributions in the many areas she has been involved.
During her tenure at Henry Poor Lumber, Debbie has been responsible for payables, receivables, safety, collections, IT, HR, special events, and assisting Jim with other business ventures.
Debbie began working at Home Works in Eastway Plaza on June 26, 1989 as the only accounting person at that location. She subsequently moved to the Home Work’s Market Square location when the business relocated to a larger facility. In 2002 Debbie moved to the new Henry Poor Lumber store on Brady Lane to become the credit and collections manager. She is currently in the Human Resources department where she is involved in a number of different areas of the company.
Jim Andrew remarked, “Debbie has been my “work wife” and close personal friend for more years than I can count. Her involvement in so many areas of the company has helped our different businesses move forward and grow significantly over the years.
I have depended on Debbie to help me manage my responsibilities at Henry Poor, my political campaigns, and personal affairs. But most of all when I have dealt with business and personal challenges, she has been there to help take care of the details and be a steady presence and friend. After 33 years on the job, her daily involvement will be missed.”
Jim also noted that Debbie will still come in a few hours each week to work with him on his schedule and ongoing projects.
Debbie reflected, “The best part about working at James A. Andrew, Inc. is the people and friends I have made. I couldn’t ask for a better family to work for than the Andrew family.”
With her new leisurely time Debbie plans on doing some quilting, camping, and visiting family.
Debbie, you will be missed by all. Thank you for all you have done for Henry Poor Lumber.