Barefoot and Company, Inc. Congratulates Colleague on New Move

Charlotte, NC - (December 8, 2009) – Barefoot and Company, Inc., a local building supply company, announced the departure of long time employee, Ted Shonts on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Shonts recently accepted the position of Regional Manager at Portland Glass in the New England area.

Shonts, a seasoned expert in the building industry and 8-year veteran of the Indian Trail based company, was the driving force behind the company’s National Housing Quality (NHQ) certification. The former Sales Manager/Lead Area Manager and Leadership Team Member planted the seed and led the organization of internal quality assurance processes which assisted the company in earning the approval of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Research Center.

The departure was bittersweet for the company’s Director of Operations, Bill Green, “We treat our employees like family. Bidding farewell to such a great talent was not easy. Ted Shonts was such an integral part of our operation and made an indelible impression in the hearts of his peers and clients. He will be considerably missed.”

In addition to championing the company’s NHQ certification efforts, Shonts also helped to write the company’s mission statement; another testament to the employee’s deep involvement in the company and his intrinsic value.

“He was in invaluable asset to our team and we wish him nothing but success in this new, exciting chapter in his personal and professional career.  We have all the confidence in him that he will succeed.” expressed Laura Barefoot, the company’s Quality Assurance and Marketing Manager.

About Barefoot and Company, Inc.

Barefoot and Company, Inc. is Charlotte's leading supplier of specialty products to the building industry. We are a single source turn key supplier of shower doors, mirrors, shelving & closet systems, windows, locks and door hardware, bath accessories and window treatments. For more information, visit

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