River City Six – Renae Harrington
Meet Renae Harrington, an inside sales representative with Control Depot (www.controldepotinc.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Control Depot provides innovative, cost-effective control solutions and web-based facility integration designs across a spectrum of building types in the residential and commercial markets. We are the premier controls distributor in the Nebraska and Iowa area, specializing in HVAC controls.
How did you get started in the business?
I joined Control Depot in 2008 because I wanted to learn more aspects of our industry.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Trying to stay on top of our many vertical markets that are rapidly changing. Control Depot provides solutions for HVAC controls, security and access controls, lighting controls and gas detection systems.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
The satisfaction of helping customers succeed and building lasting relationships with them.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to my husband Mike for 21 years and we have a beautiful 17-year-old daughter, Montana. We also have a 9-year-old yellow Lab named Charlie, otherwise known as our gentle giant.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Getting married and the birth of my daughter.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy spending time with family and anything we can do outdoors. I also enjoy boxing, biking and hanging out by the pool with friends.
What are you the most proud of?
Watching my daughter grow up to be a smart, beautiful and caring young lady.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Always have a plan!
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
The ability to cure catastrophic diseases, especially the ones affecting children.
Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to communicate well with others. I’m always working diligently to improve my skills in that area but it would be nice for it to come naturally like it does for some people.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Nursing. I would love to make a difference in people’s lives.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Way too many to list because I love to read!
What is your favorite movie?
Can’t Buy Me Love.
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Hector’s Restaurant, they have the BEST Baja-style Mexican cuisine around.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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