At Coats Homes, we're different. Yes, we build beautiful homes of the utmost quality, but we are more than our product. We are a team of dedicated individuals striving to give our clients the best possible experience. Our team is a family, always working together, supporting one another, and leading with love and kindness to get the job done and make the experience the best one possible. Over the next few blog posts, we'll introduce you to some of the people that make up the Coats Homes family. Let's start with Libby Cook!
Name: Libby Cook
Position: Project Manager
What is your role at Coats Homes?
I am a Project Manager. It is my job to maintain a successful project by managing the 3 most important things of a project: budget, schedule, and quality.
What does your day to day look like?
My day is often a mix of being in the office and on the job site. I need to make sure that my client is taken care of and that my superintendent has everything they need to build the home. Sometimes I spend the whole day in the office working behind the scenes, doing administrative tasks. Other days I'm on the job site and helping to problem solve and answer any questions. It changes every day.
Why do you love your job?
I love my job because I get to use my skills of critical thinking and problem solving to help creatives do what they do best! And of course, getting to make someone's dream house become a reality is pretty amazing too. I get to interact with all different types of people and roles. It's impossible to have a boring day.
What’s the funniest thing to ever happen to you on the job?
In December, I had a client meeting with several people on site and it was rainy and cold, plus we had our masks on so there was steam. I got back in my car after the meeting and there was mascara all over my face and no one told me! I scared myself when I saw myself in the mirror. So embarrassing!
What makes Coats Homes so special?
Coats Homes holds itself to a high standard and we have high expectations for ourselves. On a personal level, everyone is very relatable and kind and we don't take ourselves too seriously. We make real connections with our clients and enjoy what we do while still having the expectation of excellence.
What’s your favorite home we’ve built?
I love 3521 Colgate I love that it's modern, but still has earth tones and textures.
Is Ben Coats as nice as he seems on YouTube?!
Of course! He's even sillier in real life.
Best snack in the office?
A goal for 2021
Taking intentional time to study individual trades and the other craftsman I'm working with. This can only make me even more detail oriented in the end!
Inspired and in love with our job,