Written by Laura Barnsley
We appreciate and value each one of the men and women who work here at Frederick Fence and the vital roles they play in the running of the company, but at the top of our appreciation list this week are the dads of our team! Over half of the men here at Frederick Fence are fathers who work extremely hard for the company and also shoulder the responsibility of raising children and providing for a family. We are so thankful for our dads! Here are just a few of those dads along with some of their kiddos too!
Our welder, Andrew, and two of his children.
One of our salesmen, Perry with Kelly and their two boys.
Our salesman Justin, with his son.
Our salesman, Alan and his 4 kids.
Our Sales Manager, Bill and his daughter.
Longtime employee, Jon “JC” Wisner and his 2 girls.
Our Salesman, Luther and his 2 daughters.
Speaking of Frederick Fence fathers, there is one specific father who stands out in particular. He is the one who started not only the company, but the family who runs it to this day, Charlie Powers. His three children (Kelly, Erin and Todd) would say that what makes him so special is the way he loves God and loves people. Charlie has always prioritized making personal connections with those he meets and serves through the company every day. Working hard his whole life to ensure the company’s success has always just been a way to make sure his family is provided for and also a constant opportunity to flesh out his personal values to whoever he meets. Probably the most important thing he has passed on to his children is the way he has relied on God’s provision and protection of his family and the company. Through tough times and good times Charlie has strived to teach his children to maintain the proper perspective that God has a plan, and His will is greater than ours.
From Charlie’s perspective, there is just no describing how much he enjoys being a father and a grandfather. He would call it his proudest accomplishment and greatest blessing in life. Watching his children grow and slowly take over the company has been one of the most exciting things for Charlie to see happen. He is sure that the three of them (Erin, Todd, and Kelly) are taking Frederick Fence Company to great new heights. Charlie plans to continue to watch proudly as maybe even a third generation rises to take over the company someday.
It is easy to see that Charlie values relationships and family above everything else. Sundays are strictly set aside for church and family dinners, where everyone gets the chance to enjoy spending time together and grow deeper as a family. It is also clear that this priority has benefited all areas of his life and is behind the reason that the Frederick Fence team puts families first, their own as well as those of their customers. We are so thankful for this aspect of Charlie’s leadership of the company.
Today, Charlie is still a greatly valued leader and team member of the company. He brings the most experience out of anyone, ready to help in whatever way he can. He also brings a loving smile and caring heart to the office where he is eager to make and grow connections with staff members and clients.
We hope that you can take some time this week to honor the fathers in your life and let them know how much you love and appreciate them. And if you are a father, know that what you do is always appreciated by someone around you. Happy Father’s Day from Frederick Fence!