If you have shopped at Southside Building Center for any length of time you are probably familiar with their low prices, great selection…and long time employee Jeff Smith. Jeff is a 20 plus year employee with Southside Building Center and as he says he has worked in “a little bit of everything”.
Smith was familiar with the area much before he started working at the establishment since he lives right down the road. He was friends with building owner Gordon Greene and often chatted about business on the ball field where both of their sons played t-ball.
Smith was working as a roofer and had occasionally done business with the store when Mr. Greene offered him a job at Southside. The rest is history. When he first began Smith worked in the “yard”, and for around 15 years he worked in the door department putting together and selling interior and exterior doors. He said he really enjoyed making doors, and he worked there so long he could make them in his sleep!
About seven years ago Smith moved across the road and began helping in the cabinets division. He, Brian Goodin, and general manager Joe Rogers are the only individuals left from over 20 years ago when he first started working at Southside.
In his free time, Smith loves fishing, hunting, and spending time with his four grandkids. The next time you stop in at Southside Building Center be sure to say hello to Jeff. After over 20 years he will likely be able to answer any of your questions about your next home improvement project!