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Hunter Heroes

HP Heroes notagSome may call us self-serving. We like to think of it as "pride in a job well done". Hunter Panels appreciates our employees and we like to call them out with an extra bit of praise when they go above and beyond the call of duty. We designate these folks – our Hunter Heroes.

If you would like to nominate someone please email your story to Natalie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andy Seymour

Nicole Head shotAndrew Seymour "Tapered Design and Service Excellence"

Andys willingness to go way beyond expectation to get drawings out with sometimes very short notice and with an extreme level of follow up to changes, and difficult requests on a daily basis.....I  admire his willingness to "stay focused" on keeping this very important customer happy!

Nominated by Tom

Renee Rossignol

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"Thank you for the cheerful help with the IT conversion" — November, 2020

....Renee showed an almost intuitive talent to troubleshoot technical issues. But that is only half the challenge of IT. The other half, interacting with the actual users and communicating what needs to happen, is where Renee really shined. She was cheerfully willing to talk to anyone by any means available. And if she couldn't fix it right then, she was able to bring the problem to the attention for the IT folks and get almost immediate resolutions for everyone.

Nominated by Heather

Christine Stewart

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This was a very busy/challenging/crazy week in my region and those words don’t really do it justice. Christine had so much on her plate in just her normal territory with roofing due to the aftermath from the hurricane and it seemed that every order for Xci required 10 emails to bring it full circle. She also ended up covering for a number of requests in Stacie’s area and those orders were no different. Complaints, returns, freight issues, you name it....she had it thrown at her. I know she stayed late several days to get caught up and start the next day with a clean slate. Somehow she was still able to maintain a great attitude and exceeded customer expectations. I have no idea how she does it and so many times I wish I could take things off her plate but don’t have access or the training to use SAP so am stuck just trying to quarterback whatever I can to help in very small ways. If there is any way to reward her in some way I would enthusiastically match whatever Hunter could do out of my own pocket and I am sure my reps would do the same. We have a lot of great inside sales but she is absolutely the best person I have ever worked with in my career. Thanks for reading my Christine commercial but I know you all agree. Have a great long weekend! “

Thank you,

Andy Myers
Regional Sales Manager
Hunter Panels

Nicole Richards

Nicole Head shotI would like to recognize the tremendous support that Nicole Richard has been to the company specifically over the last several months. In my opinion, she's been going above and beyond in supporting not only the new CRM UI testing and roll out (and subsequent issues) but also she's been very supporting to internal and external folks with any other help or CRM questions or unrelated issues.  She's and incredibly important part of our success and i just wanted to make sure she was recognized for her Hunter Heroic efforts. 

~ Kyle, Portland ME

Jesse Lippert

Nicole Head shotJesse saved the day!

"Clarice I wanted you to know that Jesse came through and saved us an OEM CG Job last Friday. I received a call at 4:50 your time from the rep that the June 30th date they were getting wouldn't work. He wanted to know if i could do anything. I left Jesse an email and he got back to me around 5:20 that he moved it to run that night and would be ready this week. All handled in after hours on a Friday!  Thank you Jesse!"

~ Steve, Texas

Dianna Lafontaine

lafontaine diannaI wanted to nominate Dianna Lafontaine as the Hunter Hero. I have been working with Dianna over the last few years but more closely this past year when I was hired to work for Empire Sales Group. Not only is she an asset to Hunter Panels, she is a major asset to our company as well! She has been nothing short of AMAZING , always friendly and wonderful at her job. Every time I think to myself, she can't get any better at what she does, she goes and surprises me. If we are ever in a pinch (which have been quite a few times), she is willing to step in and make sure we are taken care of. Dianna goes ABOVE AND BEYOND our expectations. I always look forward to hearing from her and her friendly/positive attitude! There have been a few times where I needed help submitting quote requests because I was still learning the process and Dianna stepped in, sent me a long email with detailed information and a bunch of pointers to make things easier on me, which I greatly appreciated. It's been a year since she this email with valuable information and I continue to reference it to this day.

Ashley S.
New York

Nicole Boynton

Nicole B HeroOn July, 5th, when Hunter Panels was closed but the rest of CCM open, Nichole Boynton went above and beyond for Hunter Panels. While at home she turned on her laptop, working throughout the day addressing customer issues and ensuring everything went smoothly for them.

This is a prime example of a Hunter employee doing "Whatever it Takes", even on her day off, to ensure the best internal and external customer experience. This is what sets us apart from our competition.

Thank you for all you do, Nichole!

Al Carr

carr alEd, I would like to share with you one of the reasons I enjoy and continue to work with Hunter Panels. Simply put, Al Carr.

He consistently goes above and beyond with my tapered design requests, answers all of my annoying questions and turns around my designs in a very timely and professional manner. He is a very strong asset to your team and assures my continued support of Hunter Panels. Please be sure to thank him for me.

Dean B. 

Rob DeHaan

Rob DehaanI would like to call special attention to Rob DeHaan in the tapered department. I have learned a tremendous amount from him the two times he has flown into my territory (last minute) and helped bail my contractor as well as myself out of a few tapered nightmares. I have not met anyone that is as knowledgeable as he is about tapered design. He not only has the expertise but also the ability to bridge the gap with contractors and myself in understand how to design better water flow off a roof. He (for sure) is a HERO!

Jay Rodriguez

Kyle Ryerson

Kyle Ryerson smThank you for your "Whatever it Takes" spirit in being the team lead on the CRM implementation, on top of all of your other daily job responsibilities! We realize that this is a HUGE undertaking, 50% of your time somedays and would not be where we are today in the process without your direction and passion. You are a wonderful example of the "Whatever it Takes" spirit this company was founded on. Cheers!

~ Mary S. — Portland ME

Rob DeHaan

Rob DehaanI am writing you to tell you how pleased we are to be working with Rob DeHaan.  He always does his best to provide fast turnaround on quote requests.  He often gives unsolicited options that he knows will be a benefit to our contractors.  A little while back we had a job where a new estimator made a mistake and came up short because he incorrectly calculated the foam adhesive. I called Rob and he suggested the extended panels and that suggestion may have saved this guy's job.  A couple times I send him a quote request and shortly after getting his out of office message I would get my quote, incredible! As you are aware we have numerous options as to what vendors we can use to provide quotes which I have done this in the past, Rob's ability to provide cost effective options and responsiveness is unmatched. I look forward to continue our great working relationship into the future.

~ Rich S., Ohio

Stacie Gagne

Stacie GagneStacie Gagne had some big shoes to fill when Tyler Kuhn moved to a different position at Hunter Panels. Stacy has always been there when we needed her. She exemplifies the motto, "Whatever it takes". Great follow up with customers and does an excellent job with distribution. Never a complaint. She finds products when not available and solves the problem. A great team player working with Nicole, Rick, Ed and our regional Dan Flickinger to make sure we are up to speed with pricing and information.
I love working with her she is one of the best!

~ Jim — Falcon Building Solutions

Selena Ellsmore

Selena ElsmoreCongratulations Selena - A Real Team Player!

Selena completely bailed the tapered department out in our transition when Dianna was out on medical leave. She was a quick study of CRM and with minimal training was logging in projects for us in 2 days. She accomplished this all while continuing her daily activities. A huge help and another example of the "Whatever it takes attitude!" Thank You!

~ Luke - Portland

Alice Sullivan

sullivan aliceI want you to know how awesome Alice is at pooliing shipments which help our customers save money. Once again, Alice has found another order going to a similar area and she has been able to save our customer some money and the stress of wondering when LTL will actually deliver.

Alice is doing great with Xci in Texas!


Kim Crepeau

Kim Crepeau Hunter Hero"They said it couldn't be done. There is no CG facer, no HD coverboard, weeks out on 2.5". Steal, beg and borrow. Some material in one plant, some in another. Can they take 4x4? Can they take 25 psi? Couldn't be done but had to be. Delivered today.

I nominate Hunter Hero Kim Crepeau. Miracles happen. Never lose faith."


May 2017 - Tyler, Keith and Nicole

IMG 1062Congratulations Tyler, Keith and Nicole for going above and beyond with your Xci expertise and being such wonderful trainers! We appreciate you and thank you!

April 2017 - Rob DeHann

Rob DeHann heroCongratulations Rob!

I want to nominate Rob for a Hunter Hero award. He was up until 1 am last night working on a tapered project for a school. On top of that he worked through another job late in the day yesterday as well. He sent that quote at 9 pm. He works late hours from home on many nights. He proactively tracks jobs and is always looking for ways to help the company. He exudes "Whatever it Takes!"

Matt - Portland, ME

April 2017 - John Nugent

John nugent hero crpdCongratulations John!

John Nugent is nominated as a Hunter Hero for the outstanding service he provided to inside sales and the Terrell facility for handling a pressing issue at 10:00 pm on a Friday night!  We thank you for your Whatever it Takes attitude no matter what time it is!

Jen, et all
Portland, Maine

April 2017 - Selene Labbe

Selene Labbe HeroJennifer -

Last week, I needed assistance to get an extended panel taper for a contractor on a timely basis. The issue was much more complicated than what I am relaying but I just wanted to let you know that Selene jumped in and took charge of the situation and kept me informed of her progress. She was able to resolve all issues and the truck should be arriving to the job site this week. Many times customer service only hears the bad side of things, but not the good. I have previously thanked Selene for her efforts, but also wanted you to know what an excellent and capable person you have in your department

Nancy, Division 7 Solutions

March 2017 - Smithfield Polyiso Plant Cutting Team

Smithfield smDylan Lecemby, Corey King, Mike Crago, Venver Trail of the Smithfield Polyiso Plant Cutting Team

Just a quick note to express my thanks for a job well done on the cut insulation - every piece was cut precisely to our measurement and fit like a glove.  Always makes for a smooth installation.  Thanks again for the quality materials. Keep up the good work!

Rick, Roofer, Ohio

December 2016 - Mary Sullivan

Mary GAs I think of this program you have embarked on I could/can only start my response by saying… you are asking the wrong people to tell their story. Because my nomination would be able to help you write a novel with her stories with her customers, and her saga with me.

Without picking one of the many times this particular customer service manager has helped me, I can only say that she is the best vendor representative that I have worked with in my 26 years of employ in the roofing industry.

Mary Sullivan is not considered a vendor, customer service rep, territory manager or agent. She is my partner. I owe much of my success as a team leader and the prosperity of my business to this single individual. She has taught me to understand and appreciate patience & that the goal truly is to provide the best level of service that we strive for.

Therefore to be short and sweet…

Ms. Mary Sullivan is my nomination for "My Hunter Hero"

~ Anonymous

September 2016 - Thank you Christine

Christine Stewart"…Christine immediately took action to assist anyway she could.  Christine created a 3 stop with the trucking company.  Christine is the true Hunter Hero and exemplifies the Hunter mantra "whatever it takes".

~ Joe, Hunter Panels

November 2016 - Darren Butler Congratulations!

IMG 5804"I'd like to nominate Darren Butler as a Hunter Hero for his recent involvement in a very complicated job. His willingness to jump all over the situation and be on-site when needed certainly exemplifies the "Whatever it Takes" attitude we want from out reps!".

~ Andy, MO

July 2016 - Thank you Christine and Dee

christine HHDee T"…Hunter Panels is the best vendor I deal with and is extremely responsive. Praise and praise!"

~ John, NY

April 2016 - Sara was a great backup for Xci!

Sarah D"…He let me know that Sara was a joy to work with and he got all of his answers quickly and professionally."

~ Art, Idaho


April 2016 Double Congratulation to Melissa Morin!

melissa morin"… you are a joy to work with and your sense of humor keeps me smiling after every call…"
~ Steve, Solution Sales


"…she is incredibly helpful to me - answers all of my crazy questions with patience and expertise…"

~ Marley, Hunter Panels

(As a token of our appreciation, Melissa and three of her pals enjoyed a great night at a Red Sox game!)

We are proud to work with this Hunter Hero! Congratulations Brian - Smithfield, PA Hunter Plant Employee

"Christmas ain't over… Santa said so.”

By Brian Bernard
Christmas, 2015

Brian AlwardI was moved emotionally for the first time in sometime this morning. While at CVS drugstore in Belle Vernon, PA I noticed that their Christmas ‘stuff’ was on sale 75% off and they had Stereo Headphones included in the markdown. I bought a set for my daughter and then I thought of the children and families the Smithfield plant supports who live at our local family shelter. I thought to myself, this is great at this price I can buy them all and all the stereo earphones too!

Congratulations to the Following Outstanding People …!

HHMariaTooeleNovember 2015 - Thank you Maria for your hard work in Tooele Utah!

"....Maria always goes over and beyond our expectations!  She puts out the work of two people!..."

~ Margie, Portland ME





October 2015 - Thank you Hunter Panels!

"Just to let you know that Hunter is the best kick A$$ ISO company ever.... I was forced to order the ISO of another manufacturer who will remain nameless and I placed the order today and cant get my trucks until next Wednesday!!! Hunter can always get me my stuff the next day and that's why I use Hunter as my main ISO...."

~ Caryn

September 2015 - Congratulations Hunter Panels Smithfield PA

" ...Yesterday I was at Jefferson Morgan HS for my daughters volleyball game and took a pic of our material in the parking I took the picture a worker came up to me asking me what I was doing and I explained to him this insulation came from the plant where I work.  He shook my hand and said this was some of the best material he has ever worked with on a roof. I told him Thank you and we do our best to put quality material out there."

August 2015 - Congratulations Tyler Kuhn

"I wish I would have know about the Hunter Heros a while back. I would have nominated Tyler Kuhn at least 1 million times.  She is the friendliest and hardest worker in the industry!  It is an absolute pleasure to place my orders with Tyler.  Derbigum and Hunter have a good partnership and I truly believe that Tyler Kuhn is a big reason behind that.  I have told her many times, she is awesome sauce!  Thank you!"

~Jocelyn, Derbigum

August 2015 - Congratulations Rob DeHaan

"Dear Jason and Candy - of the largest NYC contractors called me to thank us for the wonderful job Rob did on a small tricky but important canopy to a swanky Upper East Side Apartment. This job had everything - not enough drains, limited height, reversed deck slope, mixed slopes, bad drain placement. Everything came out perfectly and they are extremely happy.  Good Job to Rob!"

 Congratulations Richard Pierson

“...Richard Pierson from Hunter Tooele Plant is extremely helpful. He always takes care of me. As you can see, I needed to try to switch the ship dates on two orders, and he took immediate care of it.  This is typical of how easy it is to work with the people at Hunter. Please let them know that they are fantastic and that I have complete trust in them. thanks...”

~ Mike, Denver

 Congratulations Christine Stewart

"I wish I could buy ever single piece of ISO from ya'll....service means so much to me and Christine is amazing!  I just wanted you guys to know how awesome she is!"

~ Wendy,  MS

July 2015 - Congratulations to Keith Bidwell and Carolyn Teeter

Nominated By Mary Coultrap " Extra thanks to Carolyn and Keith for their help with a nice sized project yesterday that we almost lost.  They both went way above and beyond to help me recapture the order. ....everybody hung in there and dug it out with the whatever it takes attitude!  You guys are the best and I really mean that!! 

July 2015 - Congratulations to Glenn Wilson at our Smithfield Manufacturing Facility

Nominated by Jennifer Holsinger  "Glenn was incredibly helpful, polite and accommodating. Without hesitation he verified lot numbers and was more than willing to make a change for me....I got off the phone with Glenn both times feeling like I want all of our customers to feel when they call Hunter.... that we are the best in service and flexibility. I was very impressed."

June 2015  - Congratulations to Melissa Morin

"Until last week, I did not know Melissa Morin was a magician.  She saved a sizable order, pulling resources out of a hat and aligning them with customer expectations, doing so without hindering any other large order....I have come to see exactly what kind of asset Melissa is to Hunter Xci. She certainly exemplifies the mantra "Whatever it Takes"."

~Darren Butler 

June 2015 - Congratulations to Tyler Kuhn

..."Tyler Kuhn has helped me on a few large Iso jobs, and she has been fantastic!! I have talked her up to several people, I hope her cuperiors realize how good she is for customer relations!...."

~ Jimmy

(Thank you Jimmy - Tyler received 2 tickets to a Red Sox game as her Hunter Hero award!)

May 2015 - Congratulations to Christine Stewart and Russell Hatcher

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From: Lee
Date: May 19, 2015
To: Jennifer
Subject: Hunter Panel Memphis Market

Good evening Jennifer! I wanted to let someone with Hunter Panels know about the outstanding job that Christine Stewart and Russell Hatcher are doing for our branch (and have done) since it’s conception last April 2014. They both go that “extra mile” to make sure that all of our needs are met. Although I have been selling in the Memphis Market for almost 30 years, I never had the real opportunity to do business with Hunter. I now see what I was missing.
Christine and Russell, both industry professionals, are extremely prompt in returning calls, quoting projects completely and always make sure that our orders are shipped correctly! Putting those strong bullet points together with a quality Hunter panel product makes for a winning combination for both Hunter and West End! They bring VALUE to the partnership ; to me that speaks volume for Hunter panels!!
On behalf of Ron Carter; Branch Manager, myself and all of our Hunter Panels customers; we thank you for allowing us to be your business partner! We look forward to growing the business even further as time progresses. Please let your team know that they are doing an awesome job for us!


April 2015 - Congratulations to Marley Mitchell

"Thank you for the fabulous, comfy, new break room at the office. We appreciate all of your hard work !"

~ Portland Office Employees

April 2015  - Congratulations to Tyler Kuhn

"Tyler is one of the most helpful contacts I have ever talked to. Polite, informative and super friendly!  Kudos to her for a job ALWAYS well done"  

~ Justin, ABC Supply,  Michigan

March 2015 - Congratulations to Luke Gower

"Thank you Luke for steppin up and spearheading the Tapered Plotter Project!  thanks Luke!" 

~ from the Tapered Department

March 10, 2015 - Congratulations to Eben Robichaud

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".... some very positive feedback from my North Texas team in our call today. Eben does a really good job prioritizing work and getting emergency requests pushed through!"

~ James


Congratulations to JustUsReps

Hunter Justus
The Senior Class of Just-Us Roofing Reps, these guys are members of the peer-selected group of exclusive “go to reps”.
Of course for their own protection, their level of service, special duties, performance and names are all top secret. These guys are so old they were roofing back when George Washington was a pup. (Just kidding :-))


November, 2014 - Congratulations to the Hunter Western Roofing Teamembers

Team Head Shot Al1c6ecc8carolyn teeter "… You have always delivered quality and responsiveness and it makes what we do considerably easier.
You have always met any crazy deadlines we have been up against and have been more than accommodating when dealing with us. Al, Sara and Carolyn, THANK YOU."

~ Troy, Portland Oregon

May 2014 - Congratulations to Members of Team Terrell

… it is just SO AWESOME to know that once I have turned a customer’s order over to your company that it will happen as planned without me having to make several calls/emails to get it happening, and then several more to follow up on it to make sure it happens.
From what I have seen over the years  from your company, this simple concept of conducting business and servicing the customer is routine procedure for you.  Unfortunately, it is not an industry standard over the various types of vendors I deal with.  That is why I am sending this email to make sure that the people that I dealt with today (Margie and Mindy) and the others that I have dealt with on previous occasions (Christine, Chris Hickey and Steve Pavey) know how much their friendliness, help and wonderful work is appreciated by those they provide those services to."

~ C. Cline, Texas

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carolyn teeterMarch 2014 - Congratulations to Carolyn Teeter on being the first Hunter Hero

(Sometimes it’s a well-worn pair of Capezios!)
Western Inside Xci Sale Guru Hunter Hero
Handling Western Inside Sales for XCI, Carolyn is exemplary in quoting, order entry, match-ups, technical, problem solving, relationship advice, and so much more. Much more! She is  not only known for being very proactive with and for her customers, she exemplifies our “Whatever It Takes” attitude.* It’s no wonder that Hunter customers and reps absolutely love her and that she has been chosen as our very first Hunter Hero.
Yes, she even signs her emails, “Your longtime friend in ISO Sales!”

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