We have all made mistakes in the past and leaned from them. As a new or existing home owner we can all relate to the little things that can make a difference in a good or bad way. Let’s get to it.
When you walk in your new Landmark Fine Home with keys in hand, typically excitement is at a all time high. You are in awe of the beauty of every single detail that makes up your new place that you can now call home. There are a few things that normally do not cross your mind in that first step in the door. Here are a few questions many avoid asking during the Home Owner Orientation:
Note: Not all floors are made the same when it comes to finishes. Not all products out in the market work well on some floors.
So many of these answers can be found in your Guide to Home Ownership that you receive when you sign a contract with Landmark Fine Homes.
When we polled our team we asked them "What mistakes have your made in the past?"
Hear what Jerry, our CAD Operator, had to say:
"I lived in a home with wood floors and I wanted them to look shinny like a mirror. I bought a product at Lowes made for wood floors. I took it home and after I used it the floors looked amazing. I was very happy with the finish, so I decided to use the same product on my kitchen tile floors and wood furniture. After it dried, the tile floors and wood furniture looked as good as the wood floors, but after I started walking on the tile floor, ah oh! They started peeling off in patches. I tried franticly to clean them, trying to remove as much as I could, but it was too late! The solution was made for wood floors. It complete damaged the finish on my kitchen tile floors and it all had to be replaced. Costing more money. Now you are asking what about the furniture? Well it was damaged too, with foggy looking patches all over because the furniture had a different finish than the wood floors."
The lesson- If you have questions always ask what is recommended to clean your home and maintain the beauty of it. If you prefer to buy a product on your own, read the label, make sure that what you are using is made for the surface you are going to use it on. If you buy a product and you forget that it is not to be used for a specific surface, then label it. For example, “Use for Wood Floors ONLY”. Jerry would have loved that advice!
"If only I would have known that before using it on my kitchen tile floors"
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These are the folks at Landmark Fine Homes that you might not come in contact with, but are vital to running the company, our Accounting Department. Each of them come with different strengths that make the department run smoothly.
Meet the Accounting Department:
Al Reeves, Chief Financial Officer, has been with Landmark Fine Homes for 9 years. He was brought out of retirement by the owner Dan Reeves, who happens to be his son. How was Dan able to talk him into it? Al said, “It was a wonderful opportunity to work with a great team of people which included my son Dan and daughter in law Amy. To be a part of his success and knowing that I could help have his back was something I couldn’t turn down.” Al is a CPA who has served on committees for the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s and Nationally for the American Institute of CPA’s. He loves to Golf, Fish and Hunt. If you can’t find him somewhere in Oklahoma be sure and check Crested Butte Colorado! It is one of his most favorite places to visit. We are also proud of Al’s service to our country where he spent 6 years in the Army Reserves 95th Training Division.
Amber Norbury has been with Landmark Fine Homes for 12 years. At her previous job, she was responsible for all aspects of office management, including accounting. As her children became school age she wanted to find a job closer to home and focus on just the accounting. Landmark Fine Homes was the perfect place for both. Those children are now 18 and 15. Amber enjoys being part of the Landmark Fine Homes Family and feels proud to be working for a company that focuses on making people’s dream home a reality.
The newest member to the accounting team is Kelli Salser. Kelli joined the team in January of this year after being a stay at home mom for the previous year. She loved the time she got to spend at home with her twins, Jaycie and Wade, but was ready to get back into the workplace. If you ask her what she likes about Landmark Fine Homes she will tell you, “This is the first job that I have had EVER that I actually look forward to going to work every day. Everyone works together, instead of competing with each other, and we all get along so well. I love watching a home go from plans to completion. “Kelli has worked in the corporate structure but prefers the small business feel that she has working at Landmark Fine Homes. Kelli graduated from OU in 1999. Along with her twins, she is a proud stepmom to 3 older children and 2 grandkids.
With this team you can rest assured that the Accounting Department has everything under control!