Feels Like Fall at Smithouse
Hello Smithouse Team, it has been a busy and exciting summer for the Smithouse staff. We have achieved some awesome goals, we turned 10 years old, and we were recognized by a leading publication in the Baltimore area. It has been a blast and we would love for you to see what’s been happening this past summer and currently this fall! Enjoy!
Word on the Street
In August 2015, Smithouse was honored to receive the BALTIMORE magazine’s “Best of” Award. We are thankful to BALTIMORE magazine for recognizing us. We would also like to thank our wonderful clients who have supported us over the past ten years and allowed us to be apart of their story. We hope to continue to serve out wonderful city!
Celebrating 10 Years with 16 Amazing People
Celebrations are fun. This year at Smithouse we are celebrating 10 years of adding value to life by transforming our client’s homes. Here’s a shout out to our amazing team members!
- 1. Andy McGrath: Andy is one of our Company hero’s due to his hardwork and diligence. Andy, or Mr. Burning the Midnight Oil, keep on keeping on!
- 2. Dave Stevens: Dave is a favorite of Smithouse because he is awesome. Plain and simple, this man is awesome. Dave’s ability to concentrate on details is truly mesmerizing.
- 3. Courtney Smith: Queen of the Office, as she is known here at Smithouse. Courtney crushes everything she does. Look out Beyoncé, Queen C is on her way up!
- 4. Darin Rayzor: Our magical, mystical, unicorn. If you can catch a glimpse of this guy, you will be forever a believer in the art of Carpentry
- 5. Kevin Atkinson: The Professor has been a fantastic addition to the team. His wit and wisdom could never go unnoticed!
- 6. Mark Passerelli: Marky-Mark uses his fresh style and mad skill in everything he does. Hakuna Matata, my friend.
- 7. Jeremy Bruner: The Gentle Giant. One of the nicest guys we have on the team… and if you’ve met any of us, that is really saying something.
- 8. Mike Cox: Mr. Steady Eddie. Mike pushes forward with a service mindset. Way to be Ed.
- 9. JP Pototschnik: Our Company M&M. Hard outer shell with a soft heart. If you’ve had the pleasure you can’t help but love this guy. I mean who doesn’t love M&M’s?!
- 10. Shawn Saffran: Who loves consistency? This guy does. No doubt.
- 11. Ben Mortenson: Good ole “Morty” as we call him. While we don’t see as much of this part-timer these days but he is forever available and eager to lend a helping hand. We could all use some more Morty.
- 12. Ken Miller: This rookie just joined our team a few weeks ago, and we are excited to see his talents & character complement our team. Welcome aboard Rook!
- 13. Maura McDaniels: Her marketing magic has helped Smithouse get on the map. Look out folks, this trendy mamajama could Instagram a dead ant and you would want to follow along.
- 14. Dan Knott: Just glance over at our Company Hero section. We love our Danny boy!
- 15. Kristin Caprarola: K-money as we call her, Kristin is our Keeper of the Books. Keeping it real and keeping it together, we’d be lost without her!
- 16. Dave Smith: Our self-proclaimed Nutty Professor… cracking jokes and taking notes. We are truly honored to have Dave leading this team.
Hero of the House
Dan, Dan, he’s our man! If he can’t do it… seriously, if he can’t do it probably no one can… Dan Knott is this quarter’s Hero of the House by a landslide! Dan is one of the most sought after Carpenters in this company. Every week the Project Managers are begging for his time. His incredible skill, speed, and precision make him a huge asset to the team. He is so skilled that he could do all of his work with one hand… and he has been due to an injury… But even still, the Smithouse Team has been so glad to have Dan as one of our players and we are so thankful for his hard work and dedication!
Champion of the Community
Smithouse would like to highlight a really awesome Baltimore-based, non-profit 501c3 organization: Araminta Freedom Initiative. Their mission is to, “awaken, equip and mobilize the Church and our community to end Human Trafficking in the Baltimore area…”.
Araminta Freedom Initiative began in 2010 out of a desire to take action against Human Trafficking within Baltimore. They passionately seek justice for those oppressed and believe we all have a duty to fight for the freedom of those currently in captivity right inside our own City. They are doing some very cool things and making a tremendous impact in what is largely an area of ignorance for most.
Araminta Freedom Initiative provides education, training, and long-term support. They partner with schools and educate teachers, provide a mentoring program and basic needs for survivors of trafficking, and are developing a therapeutic group home in Maryland for children who have been trafficked.
We hope that you will visit www.aramintafreedom.org to get more information and look for ways you can join the cause!