A portion of every Stream33, Breeze33, Craft33, and Bright33, purchase will be donated to your local Feeding America foodbank. Famous Supply will also make product donations to Habitat for Humanity. All to help make our dream of better local communities become a reality.Learn More
Stream33 offers high quality plumbing products priced right. From bathroom and kitchen products to pre-assembled installation kits and behind-the-wall products, you can count on Stream33 for convenience, quality and value.Learn More
Breeze33 offers high quality HVAC and air distribution products that are priced right. From mini split systems to room air conditioners and dehumidifiers and registers, you can count on Breeze33 for convenience, quality and value.Learn More
Craft33 offers high quality all-wood cabinetry that is priced right. Styles from transitional to modern and traditional, you can count on Craft33 cabinets to compliment your clients’ lifestyle and budget.Learn More
Bright33 offers high quality LED lighting products priced right. Discover indoor and outdoor LED lighting options from undercabinet to ceiling and vanity, you can trust Bright33 for convenience, quality and value.Learn More
Famous Supply has over 45,000 products in stock with experts to serve the residential, commercial, institutional & industrial markets.Learn More
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With over 45,000 SKUs in stock, Famous Supply specialized in HVAC, plumbing, industrial, building products, and training. We sell into the residential, commercial and industrial market segments for new construction, replacement, repair, remodel, parts and service.Learn More
Famous Supply can help you with specifications, product options at various price points, design, layout, scheduling and coordination of your project from A to Z. We are your one-stop shop for HVAC, plumbing, cabinets, countertops, appliances, lighting, windows and doors.Learn More
I have been guilty like others I’m sure of sometimes jumping to conclusions. Often we hear something and assume it’s fact and must be accurate. But when you step back and look, listen and learn more objectively, we often find that there are not only two sides to every story, but that your first impression may be completely wrong. Everyone looks at situations differently and we need to better understand others’ thoughts and motivation.
So what do we need to do to not judge and get the real facts? I heard a quote a couple years ago, which said … “Judge Others By Their Intentions, Judge Yourself By Your Actions”. It’s human nature that many people take the opposite approach because it’s easier to judge yourself by your intentions and others by their actions. But if we flipped it as the quote states, I believe we would more accurately assess each interaction. I also feel that taking this approach would help us all be more patient and tolerant with situations instead of jumping to conclusions and becoming frustrated and / or frustrating others.
Who stands out as being curious about gathering additional information to get a more complete picture? One person who stands out and has impressed me since joining Famous is our new CIO Jim Sage. I watch Jim in meetings and how he interacts with others. I can tell he is a good listener and he is patient. Jim wants to learn more about every situation and he’s interested in the details of the “people” as well as the “process” side of the equation. He’s been around the block and has wisdom that he shares with our team. He often does this in the form of questions to create more dialogue. Jim also has the courage to go against the grain (always professionally) to state his respectful opinion even if it’s unconventional and goes against the quick conclusions of others in the room.
This fundamental and “living it” is extremely important to our success. Only by not judging others and by gathering the real facts will we operate our business and relationships in the most effective way. It’s up to all of us to get better at this, starting with me. It’s not easy, but wouldn’t you want others to treat you in this manner? If so, let’s give our peers that same level of respect to listen and learn from their perspective.