Saturday, July 22, 2017

The 17-in-17 Program Recognizes Sheryl St. Pierre at Simon's Supply

The DPHA 17-on-17 Program recognizes up-and-coming influencers in the decorative plumbing and hardware business. This program will profile 17 DPHA members with 10 or less years of experience. Each month from June through October 2017, members will be inducted into the 17-in-17 club, and their stories will be featured in DPHA's weekly newsletter, Connections. This week we recognize Sheryl St. Pierre Simon's Supply in Plymouth, MA.

Sheryl St. Pierre joined Simon's Supply approximately four years ago. Prior to that, she had been selling equestrian equipment (things like saddles, boots and crops). When joining Simon's she was part of a two-person showroom.  There she learned the basics of our industry. However, due to another co-worker's  departure, she was transferred to Simon's Plymouth, MA showroom and that is where she has really hit her stride. In Plymouth, she is the "first chair" salesperson.  Sheryl's organizational skills are exemplary.  She also remembers what it was like to be a new person in this overwhelming industry and takes pride in helping those who are new, guiding them with knowledge and strategy.

In her spare time, Sheryl is a dog person - she has a few dogs of her own and a foster at any given time.   

Connections: How long have you been in the DPH industry?
Sheryl: I have been in the industry 3 1/2 years.    

What has surprised you about the industry?
Sheryl: The biggest surprise I found was just how many great companies there are out there that I had never heard of. This is a whole industry where the companies have great products and reputations that are not known by the average consumer until they get into the remodeling process and go beyond big box stores.   
Connections: What is the biggest challenge you have faced in our industry?
Sheryl: The biggest challenge has been learning all there is to know. Just when you think you are getting an understanding of things, there is a new product or changes in current products. 
Connections: What do you enjoy about being in this industry?
Sheryl:  I love helping people find solutions to their bathroom needs. It's a great feeling when a customer either calls or comes back in to say they love their bathroom and everything worked out great. I like it when you get to show people ideas they have never thought of before.  
Connections: Anything else you would like to add?
Sheryl: Thank you. 

If you would like to nominate someone for the 17-in-17 program, click here to download the nomination form, complete it and send your nomination to Jim Babbitt via email at or fax to 866-623-6180. It takes only a few minutes to complete a nomination form, but isn't that time well spent for recognizing someone who is making an impact on your business and/or our industry? 

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