What is National Salesperson Day you ask? Well, this day honors the value and dedication of sales personnel, as well as the hard work that they perform. It was founded in March of 2000 by the president of Best@Selling, Maura Schrier-Fleming. It is to be celebrated on the 1st Friday in March each year. We have a deep appreciation for all of our exemplary sales staff. Today, we want to celebrate by introducing our very own LONG PartsPros outside salesman, Brett Hahn.
Although Brett is a smart and seasoned man in the HVAC industry, he did not start his career there. He got his start in the kitchen cabinet industry and stayed there for 21 years! While playing a round of golf in 2005, he met a Trane employee to whom he expressed that he had been looking to do something different in sales. That is when they mentioned an opening in the Parts Division. Even though Brett did not have any experience with HVAC at the time, he got the job and happily worked there for several years. After working for Trane, he worked for MTech for as a service sales representative and will celebrate his 2-year anniversary at LONG on June 1st of this year. To date, Brett’s been in the industry now for over a decade!
Brett keeps busy supporting the hundreds of customers who buy from LONG PartsPros. When he’s not looking for new ways to best assist LONG customers, you will most likely see him performing job walks, presenting estimates on equipment and delivering parts to customers. When it comes to supporting our customers, he says “I really strive to highlight the customer service aspect of LONG, from delivering parts, to sourcing just about anything HVAC related for our clients. That is what separates us from our competition. With the great team we have in parts, it makes it very easy to illustrate the value LONG PartsPros has to offer.”
When asking Brett’s fellow LONG PartsPros what they would most like to recognize Brett for, Jake Gash - head of the LONG PartsPros, expressed “Brett is an excellent viable option for customers who need someone to come to the job site, when they can’t come to us”. Further illustrating how Brett goes above and beyond for our internal team and our external customers.
When off the clock Brett is an avid golfer, rides his motorcycle and crews on Top Alcohol Dragster, where he attends at least 10 races a year on the NHRA Lucas Oil Regional Drag Racing Series. He is also in the process of checking off “learn to play the piano” from his bucket list.
Brett originally wanted to be an airline pilot, by trying to get into the Marine Corps out of high school but failed his hearing test and couldn’t go any further. He said instead, “I live the airline life through my wife, who is a Flight Service Manager for United Airlines.” Today is not only National Salesperson Day but also Brett’s birthday! What better way to celebrate both occasions than acknowledging such a great salesperson here at LONG. We thank you, Brett, for being such a great team member, we appreciate all you do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy National Salesperson day to all LONG sales representative and our relationships across the industry. Go LONG!