Associate Spotlight

Cathy Fuller

Area Operations Manager, Mid-Atlantic

I am very proud of my work family because we support each other from end to end. We’ve grown together and navigated challenges within a wonderful family-oriented environment.”

 

You could call Cathy an accidental associate. She applied for an office manager position with a new Ferguson acquisition, Frischkorn, in 2006. At the time she almost didn’t accept the job because she wasn’t familiar with the Industrial business and didn’t know anything about pipe and valves. It took some convincing, but she obviously said “yes” to the job and working for Ferguson. Even better, she says she ended up getting more than a job, she found a career.

In her 15 years with Ferguson, Cathy says it has been a privilege to hold a variety of roles across the company, including sales, administration, branch management, and operations. She credits the company and its supportive culture with giving her the opportunity to continually learn and grow as a person and as a professional, allowing her to become well rounded and knowledgeable about all aspects of the business. Today she can apply her history of experiences to the work she does every day, giving her a real depth of perspective and understanding especially when it comes to problem solving.

Throughout her career, Cathy has been inspired and motivated by Ferguson’s culture and the people she works with, whom she calls her work family. She’s a genuine flag bearer for the company, and says she is constantly recruiting others to join what she believes to be a very special place to work. In her heart Cathy believes that with hard work and dedication you can go wherever you want with Ferguson — that the sky’s the limit. And she’s proud to be proof that that’s true!

 

questions and answers
Questions & Answers
If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
Answer:

"Good health. It is very important to take care of your health and yourself so you can put forth your best self to your work and home family."

What is something you’re planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done before?
Answer:

"My husband and I are planning a trip to Hawaii! It has been on the top of my bucket list for a very long time."

Who is your hero? Why?
Answer:

“Definitely my mom. She sacrificed so much for us and she’s just an all-around wonderful person.”

What is the weirdest fact you know?
Answer:

“I read once that a blue whale’s tongue can weigh as much as an elephant, and its heart can weigh as much as a car. It really puts into perspective how large of an animal they really are.”

What is your favorite food?
Answer:

“Pizza. Hands down.”

What is your biggest kitchen fail?
Answer:

“I am actually a pretty good cook. I love being in the kitchen, so I don’t really have any fails, that’s an area I do well in.”

How would people describe you in three words?
Answer:

"Loyal. Kind. Genuine."

If you were a pair of shoes, what would you be? Why?
Answer:

"A classic pair of black pumps. Because they are elegant, classy, and never go out of style."

If you could have any skill, what would it be and why?
Answer:

"I love all genres of music, I wish I could sing or play an instrument."

Capabilities

We can help you minimize operational downtime through in-house project management and contracting services that are designed to meet the needs of industrial customers.

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Quality Assurance

Our quality program is the greatest value we provide our customers as a trusted supplier. We are dedicated to the safe operation of the industries we serve, knowing that the products we supply are critical to the safe operation of their facilities.