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SMITH & STEVENSON

ADAPTING TO CHANGE
Aside from the intense competition the company faces in the Carolinas, Tingler says the
biggest challenge for Smith & Stevenson has
been coping with the downturn in the construction market. Fortunately, he says, the
company had the volume to help it ride out
the last several years, and now the company
is pleased to see that construction activity in
the commercial and residential sectors has
risen and appears to be heading back to the
levels they were at before the downturn.
Smith & Stevenson continues to adapt
to the industry, especially when it comes to
offering a wider array of products focused
on water conservation. "In today's world,
preserving our environment is more important than ever," the company says. "Reducing our environmental footprint has
become a priority, in almost all industries.
The building industry is no different. Water conservation, energy efficiency, and

The Smith & Stevenson team aims to be full of product experts
so the company can be the go-to resource for its clients.

materials selection are three important
factors when evaluating if a building is
environmentally friendly. Smith & Stevenson represents different manufacturers whose products are routinely used in
green buildings."

NEXT GENERATION
Smith & Stevenson is preparing for the
future, as Tingler explains that the com-

pany is busy preparing to transition a
new management team into position.
"We're going to be very busy doing that,"
he says.
Although the company will be focused
on this transition, Tingler says Smith &
Stevenson knows it can never lose focus
on its customers.
"If we take care of them, they'll take
care of us," he says. 

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