The year was 2010, during one of the greatest recessions this country has seen in decades. At this point, Belinda Boyd realized that her current company was struggling and knew it was a matter of time before she needed to make a decision about her future. She had to ask herself some tough questions – what type of career was she seeking? She worked for a temporary agency for a while and loved the people she worked with, but realized that what she was really seeking was a sense of belonging at the right company.
An individual that she had become close with during this time worked for a trade partner with McStain Neighborhoods, and had recommended this company to Belinda. Soon thereafter, a position had become available and in May of 2016, Belinda was hired as the Accounts Payable Guru for McStain Neighborhoods. This was a blessing in disguise, as Belinda learned first-hand the integrity of the team members of this company. She quickly learned that they provided more than just a structure of a house, their focus was to help people build a home for themselves and their family.
“We spend more time with the people we work with than we do our own families, and that’s why belonging within a company is so important,” states Belinda. “I cut the checks for the company invoices – the money girl per say, and of course that makes people happy. But what’s more important is that I have the opportunity to forge new relationships with people inside the organization, as well as with the outside trades and associate members.”
Personal relationships have always been important to Belinda, as witnessed with her relationship with her family. She has been married to her love Jerry for 30 years, and her son is a nurse who works for Denver Health Critical Care. Her sister is also a nurse, which is the perfect scenario since they all care for their 87 year old mother. Her mother Irene, is still quick witted and currently lives with Belinda and her husband in Louisville.
In Belinda’s spare time, she enjoys quilting. “My grannies were quilters and that was something that I always wanted to pursue. Once I took a class, I was hooked! I love to quilt and give them away to people in need. Over the years, my sister and I have donated quilts to struggling kids through The Linus Project. It makes a huge difference in the lives of these children more than I can possibly say,” states Belinda.
Today, life is good for Belinda. “I feel so lucky to work for McStain. It’s nice to see that there are companies out there that have integrity and believe in making a positive difference. I hadn’t seen it for so long, but our team is focused on how to make us better both personally and professionally; we are not satisfied with where we are and always want to improve,” said Belinda. She sees that this company really cares about their customers and trade partners as well as their employees…and to Belinda that makes all the difference in the world.Pin It