Veteran Community at the Nation’s Largest Exterior Home Remodeler Rapidly Advances into New Leadership Roles Across the Business
CHESTER, Pa. — JANUARY 31, 2021 — Power Home Remodeling (Power), the nation’s largest full-service exterior home remodeling company, announced today several key appointments of veteran employees within its leadership community. The promotions span across the company’s internal Power Veterans Initiative (PVI) team, as well as their project services and customer development departments.
Power’s Veterans Initiative (PVI) was created with the intention of hiring, training, and advancing veteran talent across the business, and this year that growth has accelerated, especially in the advancement of veterans into leadership positions, with more promotions amongst the veteran population than any other year. Currently, over 55 veterans sit in positions of leadership, which equates to 22 percent of the total veteran population at Power. Since PVI’s inception in 2016, the program has also increased veteran and military spouse employment at Power from 0.7 percent to 10 percent of the total Power population.
“The success of veterans within our walls is not a testament to Power,” said Asher Raphael, co-CEO of Power Home Remodeling. “It is a direct reflection of the character of the men and women who serve our country, and the unique skill set they develop while in the military. I hope the rest of corporate America follows suit: hire veterans, harness their service mindset, and get out of the way.”
Former regional directors of the Power Veterans Initiative, James Boscia and Clayton Wesley Still were appointed as the new national co-directors of military affairs, following the exit of Michael Hansen — Power’s former national director. Boscia, an Air Force veteran, started in 2013 in an entry-level position in the sales department. After much success in the business and a promotion, he was called by his Air National Guard to serve two, six-month deployments. He returned to Power following that service helping to open the company’s Houston office and joined the newly formed military affairs team with Clayton Wesley Still — his now national co-director. Boscia recently helped to open the company’s 17th office in Phoenix, Arizona where he is pioneering the new solar vertical for the business in addition to leading the Power Veterans Initiative with Still.
Still, an Army veteran, came to Power in 2014 also starting out in an entry-level sales position. In two years he worked his way through various promotions across the sales and customer development departments. He was named a regional director of military affairs in 2017 where he helped to build the Power Veterans Initiative and the military affairs team within the business. Still is now responsible for spearheading the company’s Hiring our Heroes partnership and fellowship program in addition to leading the Power Veterans Initiative with Bosica as national co-directors.
As the veteran community continues to grow in size and impact at Power, PVI also recently appointed Nick Rocha as the newest regional coordinator of military affairs in their Austin territory. Rocha also started out entry-level as a customer development representative in 2018. He was quickly promoted to a team leader and then a team mentor before recently being named the newest regional coordinator of military affairs. He will be responsible for growing the headcount of veteran and veteran spouses and advancing the culture for that community within the Austin territory, while still operating as a team mentor in the company’s customer development department.
Power’s Project Services division also saw a major promotion this year with the appointment of Brantley Friend to regional vice president of installations out of the company’s Atlanta office. Friend previously served as the director of project services for only one year prior to being promoted to vice president. A Marine Corps veteran and active member of Power’s Veterans Initiative, Friend started his career at Power through the company’s partnership with Hiring Our Heroes in 2018 after 22 years in the service, and the first fellow to go through the program with Power. In just three years, he worked his way up from an entry-level position to regional vice president. Friend is the first veteran at Power to advance that quickly into a senior leadership position, setting a new standard of excellence.
Power’s director of customer development in the Boston territory, Pat Foley, was promoted to vice president of customer development at the company’s annual Veterans Summit in Philadelphia. Foley joined Power in 2017 where he worked as an entry-level remodeling consultant. He was promoted to a mentor position within a year, but made the switch over to the customer development division of the business with little experience, but hopes of working towards a leadership position. Foley quickly worked his way up the ladder, and was promoted to a director in 2019 where he led the department to great success for two and a half years. With the rapid growth and success of the Boston customer development department, Foley was promoted to vice president in late 2021.
Recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For in 2021, Power Home Remodeling offers engaging, fulfilling career opportunities where employees thrive. To learn more about Power and view career opportunities available in its 17 territories nationwide, visit apply.workatpower.com/jobs. For more information about PVI, please visit: https://www.powerveterans.com.
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Power Home Remodeling is a dream realization company — believing its purpose is to create positive change in everything the company touches — from customers’ homes to employees’ lives to the communities they live and work in. Power realizes this purpose by being people-first. Its employees and customers come before profit and their well-being factors into every business decision. Established in 1992, Power is the nation’s largest, full-service, exterior home remodeler with more than 2,700 employees, 500,000 customers and $700 million in annual revenue. Headquartered in the Philadelphia region, Power’s primary product line includes windows, siding, roofing, doors, solar roofing panels, and attic insulation, providing energy-saving solutions to residents across its operating territories, including: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
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