Stan Greer Millwork a 'Dealer of the Year for Excellence in Community Service' | Business
The following is a news release from Milgard Window & Door
Window & Door magazine recognized Stan Greer Millwork as “Dealer of the Year for Excellence in Community Service.”
“We are honored to receive this award from such a prestigious industry publication,” said Garry and Debbie Greer, owners of Stan Greer Millwork.
Stan Greer Millwork, a second-generation company specializing in window and door distribution and installation in the new construction market, found itself directly in the path of the catastrophic 2011 Monument Fire that swept through southern Arizona and the Huachuca Mountains for nearly two weeks.
As one of the most significant fires in the state’s history, the Monument Fire spread quickly as a result of high winds. It burned more than 32,000 acres and destroyed more than 80 homes and businesses before it was brought under control. Even as the Stan Greer Millwork facility was at high risk for fire damage, owners Garry and Debbie Greer jumped in to support the firefighters working tirelessly to protect the community, and they eventually opened up their warehouse facility to serve as a command center for emergency workers and displaced community members.
The Greers’ active involvement during and after the fire was not a result of their business being at risk during the crisis; their son is also a firefighter, which compelled them to support the front-line responders, and they simply weren’t interested in standing by while their community suffered. “At the time, with my son being a firefighter, all you’re thinking about is the needs of the community,” says Garry Greer. “When we did that, we weren’t thinking about what we would get back out of it. You just do it.”
The team’s extensive role in supporting the community did not go unnoticed, and Greer says there’s not a day that goes by that doesn’t have someone stopping into one of the company’s design center to say thank you. “For the people who are now rebuilding, they’re buying from us,” he says. “Givers gain and takers lose, and what we did has come back.”
“The people of the community were so grateful to this company and for its leadership and resources it provided to the victims of this fire—all at a great cost to their own business,” notes Tim Henson, territory manager for Milgard Windows & Doors in southern Arizona. “Since that time, there have been dozens of times when I am in public with Garry Greer and people will come up and thank him for their generosity and leadership during this tragedy.”
Now more than a year after the Monument Fire, the Greers’ business has bounced back fully and the team continues to help businesses and community members as they rebuild. “I am proud to be associated with this excellent company that is definitely a leader in the industry with a strong heart for their community,” says Milgard’s Henson. “The company has since recovered and is having an excellent year, seeing growth over its 2011 performance.”