At Summit Home Remodeling, our staff is comprised of real people helping with real people’s housing needs. We developed a tight-knit, family-feel culture. Our 'Employee Spotlights' shine light on the faces of those who exemplify the best qualities of Summit Home Remodeling.
Today our spotlight centers on Luis “Val” Vallesteros, our Digital Marketing Manager!
Describe your journey into Summit Home Remodeling.
When I first graduated from college, I really had no idea what I wanted to do since I had so little experience and wasn’t very happy with my economics major. When I applied to the Masters of Commerce program at University of Virginia, it gave me a solid idea of what career path I wanted to pursue: marketing.
After a rather rough job search, I finally stumbled upon Summit Home Remodeling. A friend and coworker, Marketing Manager Brady Smith, noticed my UVA Masters Degree on my resume and believed I was qualified for a position that the company was actually looking for. Thus, my new position as Digital Marketing Manager was born, where every day I put my creative and technological mind to work to help promote Summit in uplifting, creative ways!
What is your favorite part about working here?
I never thought I’d meet so many cool people here at Summit - everyone gets along well! I believe while we all come from different backgrounds, the one thing we share in common is our passion to helping homeowners and thus I’m more than comfortable in a culture that accepts me.
I believe that as we’re growing, there is so much room for my imagination to aid Summit in becoming a company like no other. Every day I seek new avenues to promote a positive image and find solutions to different problems - a pool of opportunity I haven’t seen in my previous experiences.
What do you like doing outside of work?
I like to keep myself in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle, be it exercising or dieting. My favorite season is spring for it’s not too hot or cold and I can just go out and go crazy in the outdoors. Looking back, I’ve come a long way in terms of fitness and well-being. I also love to travel - my favorite place in the world being Korea for its culture and music!
I also have quite the nerdy side and I love to write and tell stories. I’m writing my own novel as we speak and I even Game Master for the tabletop game, Dungeons and Dragons. I like taking an account of my experiences and somehow reflecting it in whatever I write, even in the content I make for Summit.
Any plans for the future you’d want to mention?
The company has so many ways to go and I’m here to ensure we stay on that path to greatness. With our strong culture and work ethic, I feel like I’m no exception to the manpower that goes into our engine for success. Even as a human being, I’m still on the drive forward. I’m constantly trying to find ways to improve who I am and I learn something new every day. There is just too much opportunity for me and the company to grow, and I aim to seize every chance I get.
Val represents Summit’s drive to finding strong solutions for both ourselves and homeowners, for we believe that all people we work with matter in our formula for success. He aims to help our company grow as well as remind homeowners that we are always there for them in times of need. We hope you have a great Friday!