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Behind the desk: Your Building Center

Name: Matt Michael

Address: 2607 Beale Ave., Altoona

Phone: 814-944-9436

Position: Store manager Altoona YBC / Huntingdon YBC

Years with company: 3

Family: Wife, Kayla; sons, Gavin, 4, and Lucas, 2

What products or services does your company provide? We provide building materials such as kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring, siding, windows, doors, etc., to contractors and do-it-yourselfers. We have professional staff that is very experienced to help contractors and do-it-yourselfers. Our goal is to help provide services to help contractors and homeowners make difficult decisions involving the construction of a new home or remodel an existing home.

Who are your customers? Contractors and do-it-yourselfers.

What is your business day like? It revolves around the needs of our customers and employees. We focus on what our customers’ needs are and how we can get them what they need.

What is the best business advice you have received? Do what is right, do everything to the best of your ability with the time allotted and show people you care.

What is the most important thing you have learned on the job? If you follow the three things listed above, you will more than likely be successful.

What does the future hold? Not really sure. I love working for YBC; they truly care about their employees and customers.

What have you read lately that has influenced your business life? I can’t think of one in particular, but as a company, we have been reading a lot of articles on how to manage and recruit the new workforce because it is very different from the way it was 10 years ago when I first entered into the building material industry.

If you want your business to be featured in the Mirror’s Behind the Desk series, call Walt Frank at 814-946-7467 or email: wfrank@altoonamirror.com.

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