Meet TwiLea Fletcher, business development manager for Stonebrook Exterior.
Tell us a little about your business. – Stonebrook Exterior (stonebrookexterior.com) provides a full-envelope solution for the exterior needs of your building. We work in the commercial, residential, and private markets, from roofing leaks, repairs, and upgrades to large-scale projects. Our goal is to provide value engineering and superior craftsmanship for every project and each customer. We take pride in our work and we want our customers to take pride in our results.
How did you get started in the business? – I joined the Stonebrook team just about a year ago. Previous positions have allowed me to focus on customer relationships and building professional partnerships.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – I’ve gained experience and learned so much from a variety of industries throughout my career. Knowledge is so important when you are working to build relationships. I feel you don’t need to be an expert in every subject but being able to talk to and relate to an individual on a personal and professional level can help to create a base to move forward.
Tell us a little about your family. – I was raised in Ainsworth, Nebraska. I’m the oldest of five children. Our parents still reside in the area so it’s always fun when we all get back home to spend time with one another. Those that know me best know my cat Scrappy is part of my family. I am a proud purr-mom!
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – In the fall of 2015, I had a major life change happen in my career. I accepted a job implementing a CRM for a company, which is where I met Neal Ferry. We became good friends and that friendship formed into a business relationship. Neal has been instrumental in discovering potential in me that I didn’t know existed. He started to get me involved in his consulting business, Ferry Business Consulting, which I continue to work with him on today. Neal has helped me see how existing businesses are run and how to help a potential start-up. I cherish the day we met and will always be grateful to him for taking a chance on me.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I have a solid group of girlfriends, and we get together frequently to do brunch, drinks, dinner; and sometimes we let the other halves tag along. Riding my Harley with my boyfriend is another favorite thing.
Who inspires you? – My parents, Val and Rosalie. Dad is always there to help someone out and my mom has the kindest smile and most loving nature.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” – Jerry Garcia
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I love to sing and perform. I have a musical partner and we perform for small venues in the area.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – The saving and preserving of big cats.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.
What is your favorite local Omaha restaurant? – I have a few! Shucks on Pacific, Yoshitomo, and Eleven 11.