Haddix calls it a career after 30 yea...

Haddix calls it a career after 30 years at ProBuild in Santa Cruz

There are 10 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jan 15, 2010, titled Haddix calls it a career after 30 years at ProBuild in Santa Cruz. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

After more than 30 years on the job, Terry Haddix will report to work for the last time Friday.

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Arnold

San Jose, CA

#1 Jan 15, 2010
Too bad the rest of the employees are so worthless. Pro-Build sucks.
Arnold L Versaw Jr

United States

#2 Jan 15, 2010
I don't know who the Arnold above me is but Terry was one of the most professional men I have worked with in this industry. 30 years I have been buying materials from San Lorenzo - Pro-Build and Terry Haddix was an exception. All the men and women I have dealt with at the door shop are above anyone else in their fields. I will miss Terry, as he was always a great help to me!
Westside Dave

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Jan 15, 2010
San Lorenzo lumber has done a remarkable job of retaining a lot of its friendly nature and good service despite being sucked up into a huge corporation. I still buy from them instead of home depo because they provide so much better service and have so much more knowledge that it is well worth paying a couple bucks more.

“I will now use my Lirpa”

Since: Aug 08

Washington DC

#4 Jan 15, 2010
Your dollars still leave the county when you buy at ProBuild or Home Depot. You MUST buy local!
By going to ProBuild or Home Depot you are crippling the Mom and Pop home remodeling tile, glass, gardening & nursery, plumbing, cabinet and other specialty shops. The only way we can dig out of of this depression is to buy local. The product knowledge is so much better at the mom and pop stores and the pricing is on par with the big box stores. So why shop t the box? If we do not support our local businesses then... all you will have left is ProBuild and Home Depot!

That being said I am sure Terry is a great guy.

HM
Westside Dave

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Jan 15, 2010
Harry Merkin wrote:
Your dollars still leave the county when you buy at ProBuild or Home Depot. You MUST buy local!
By going to ProBuild or Home Depot you are crippling the Mom and Pop home remodeling tile, glass, gardening & nursery, plumbing, cabinet and other specialty shops. The only way we can dig out of of this depression is to buy local. The product knowledge is so much better at the mom and pop stores and the pricing is on par with the big box stores. So why shop t the box? If we do not support our local businesses then... all you will have left is ProBuild and Home Depot!
That being said I am sure Terry is a great guy.
HM
So where is the local lumber yard? Big Creek? The closest store is across town or in Davenport.
cruznative

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Jan 15, 2010
Westside Dave wrote:
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So where is the local lumber yard? Big Creek? The closest store is across town or in Davenport.
Big Creek at Soquel & 7th ave. is closer than 41st isn't it???
and the drive to Davenport is much better than Hwy 1 south as well!!!

Most westside LOCALS that I know gladly cross the river to shop at Shopper's Corner rather than go into the new "big box Space-a-waste" on Almar, too!!!

“I will now use my Lirpa”

Since: Aug 08

Washington DC

#8 Jan 15, 2010
Westside Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
So where is the local lumber yard? Big Creek? The closest store is across town or in Davenport.
Central Building Supply. Thanks for buying local!

HM

“I will now use my Lirpa”

Since: Aug 08

Washington DC

#10 Jan 15, 2010
I think "Westside Dave" works at ProBuild and he really believes it is a local business.

It is not. Each time you make a purchase at ProBuild or Home Depot you ARE putting another nail in the coffin for the local shops struggling in this economy. The level of expertise at the big box stores is at a min. half of what it is at the mom and pop shops. Never understood why people would take the advice of employees of Home Depot or ProBuild who have minimum training at best and zero passion over the small specialty shops who love for their products. Can't be just the price, small shops are on par with big box. Can NOT be the quality of workmanship, scarey who the big box sends out and installs product with. If they had passion they would have their own shop. I am sure Terry was a nice guy and a great 30 year employee getting a paycheck. But 100% sure he lacked the passion and the knowledge a local store owner would have.

Thanks Dave for your "local" support.

HM

Scott Haddix

Mishawaka, IN

#11 Jan 17, 2010
I couldn't be more proud of my father and his accomplishments!
mrn

Houston, TX

#12 Apr 15, 2012
I've worked for probuild for 6 years at 2 different locations in 2 states,I would and have applied to go to work for my local lumber store a small operation,probuilds management is horrible and is willing to lose great employees just to save a buck,I don't recommend anybody apply for this cutthroat company,by the way I'm a 4 time employee of the quarter and safety committee member

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