FSI EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT: Beverly & Judy

Today’s two FSI Employee Highlights are recent recipients of the FSI Most Valuable Employee Awards. Within each department, an employee is selected by their peers for the award, and in a few weeks they will be included as a nominee for a company “Jimmy” award as the overall Most Valuable Employee! Judy Baucom is the winner of the Furniture Department’s Most Valuable Employee, and Beverly Lawhon was selected as the Most Valuable Employee for our Advertising and Print Department. Keep scrolling to get to know Judy and Beverly and learn some fun facts about each of these hard-working employees!

Name:  Judy Baucom
Title:  Purchasing- Furniture Division
Time at FSIoffice:  7 years

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What do you love most about what you do and about working at FSIoffice in general?

There is never a dull moment. I work with the best group of people. We are so blessed that we work for a company that we can share our faith and pray for each other.

Tell us about your job position and some of your typical work tasks.

My main position is placing the orders for special furniture orders and making sure they are correct once we get the acknowledgements back. I handle the Government orders.

What has been your favorite project or task at FSIoffice?

I have worked on a lot of big projects but probably the biggest was one for The City of Suffolk. I was not sure the placing of orders was ever going to end on that one. It was one that just kept giving. But it was great. 

Before working at FSI, what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had?

My husband and I were part owners of a Building and Supply Company for 10 years before coming to FSI. We rode to/from work every day and sat about 3 feet from each other in our office. We did pretty good working together but the stress of running a business is a lot.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

I remember only 2 things I thought about. The first was to be a missionary and the second was a PE teacher. I was very much a TOMBOY!!!

What is on your bucket list of things to do?

I would like to one day go to Hawaii.

What is your favorite thing to do in the wonderful city of Charlotte?

During the summer we go to some of the outdoor concerts.

Who is your favorite musician/musical group?

I listen to a variety of music. Gospel/Christian, Beach, country and I like jazz also.

What are some of your favorite TV shows, movies, and/or books?

One of my favorite movies is Parental Guidance.

I enjoy watching sports also.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Not sure about this one. I do eat a lot of chicken.

What are some of your favorite activities and interests outside of work?

My grandchildren, church and working in my yard with my husband.

What’s a miscellaneous fun fact about you?

People think I am weird because I like to clean and I like to work.

What more can you tell us about yourself? 

I have been married for 35 years. I have 1 son and 1 daughter and 2 wonderful grandsons.

 I enjoy my family, my job and doing for others.


Name:  Beverly T. Lawhon
Title:  Graphic Design, Advertising Dept.
Time at FSIoffice: 20 years

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What do you love most about what you do and about working at FSIoffice in general? 

I love having the opportunity to try to be creative! John is great to work for and he trusts us to carry out our job responsibilities without micro managing!

Tell us about your job position and some of your typical work tasks.

Furniture Section of the Catalog • Furniture Sale flyers • Mr. Godwin’s Projects
• FSI Calendar each year & Special Projects

What has been your favorite project or task at FSIoffice?

The Yearly Calendar, and a couple of versions of the FSI profile

Before working at FSI, what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had?

I worked as a waitress at the Hereford Barn for six weeks, one night a week! WOW. . .the things people will tell a stranger! It was fun for the most part, tips were fantastic but physically it was really a lot of back-breaking, aching legs work!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

My Dad taught me to water ski when I was 6 and I wanted to go ski at Cypress Gardens when I grew up (still working on that!)

What are some things on your bucket list that you have done?

Grand Canyon, Camping across the US, Hawaii. The Bahamas & Aruba but hopefully these are not finished! My uncle’s ranch in Colorado. Learning to trick ski with my brother. . .but those days are so over!

What is your favorite thing to do in the wonderful city of Charlotte?

Walking trails & Good Restaurants

Who is your favorite musician/musical group?

Pentatonix, Bruno Mars, and I’m still in love with the Doobie Brothers & Earth, Wind & Fire!

What are some of your favorite TV shows, movies, and/or books?

Murder mysteries, Dateline or anything that is a true story.

Fav movie “Legends of the Fall”

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Salmon, Grilled Shrimp, fried spinach and fried squash, fresh bread and a ton of butter. . . Cookies for dessert!

What are some of your favorite activities and interests outside of work?

I like to paint furniture and I LOVEEEE Interior Design.

What’s a miscellaneous fun fact about you?

YOU should never take me serious unless I act like I am being serious! Trust me, there’s a difference!

What more can you tell us about yourself? 

I totally love my family! I love my friends! I love a great sermon and I love everything about being at the lake. . .oh and sitting by the fire pit!!!


 

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