2019 Awards Ceremony

Awards Video Conference

Each year we gather together with all of our staff and we reward our team members for the great job that they do throughout the year. Traditionally, we have a picnic with games, craft activities, and fellowship. This year we sadly had to cancel our awards picnic due to the current global pandemic.

However, we still wanted to celebrate our team members who are working hard to keep their communities running and safe in this time. In early April, we got together as a team and were all able virtually assemble through a video conference. From Houston to Tallahassee to Fort Myers, all of our team members were able to join our meeting and celebrate with us. This was a much needed break from the social isolation that we had been enduring. We were able to recognize our team members, especially those who went above and beyond in 2019. Some of those recognized with awards for their outstanding work include: Craig Graves of Quail Hollow for New Homes Sold and Re-Sales, Sal Fatzie of Palm Terrace for PKO’s Sold, Chris Thompson of Magnolia Village for Most Outstanding Land-Lease Community, Mark Lind of Caribbean Isles for Most Outstanding Resident-Owned Community, Doug Roper of Winterset RV Resort for Most Outstanding RV Community, and the much coveted President’s Award went to Tom and LaDonna Campbell of Jetstream RV Resort. Although we missed out on our typical picnic of food, games, and fellowship, it was still great to be able to connect in this difficult time.

Thank you to all our Team Members for the dedication and hard work shown in 2019. We are so blessed with our Newby Team and are anticipating a great 2020! We hope to see everyone in person at next year’s award picnic!

Video Conferencing can bring us together in a time of social isolation.

The Three C’s that Will Change the Way You Hire

Ruth Hall, a treasured Newby Manaement team member who retired after 21 years of service.

What makes a good team member? At Newby Management, our team is carefully selected based on three primary principles for hiring. When you follow these principles, you’ll find that your team is more engaged, more teachable and more willing to grow with the company.

In hiring, there’s a common phrase “we hire people for what they know, and fire them for who they are.” When we value skills over spirits, we’re making a huge mistake. That’s why the Three C’s + 1 of Hiring are so important- Character, Chemistry, Competency and a Spirit of Charging. Too often, team members are primarily chosen based on competency, but that doesn’t create the best team possible. We’re going to show you how Newby Management hires the right team member for the right position.

CHARACTER: At Newby Management, there’s a culture based around Christ-like service. Our team is helpful, caring, thoughtful and giving. It’s a team that comes together in times of happiness and crisis to stand before the Lord in prayer, to lift each other up and to help out those in need. You’ll find people stepping up to take action without being asked to help other team members. They embody the culture of Newby Management, which helps all team members work well together from the start.

CHEMISTRY: As discussed above, it’s important that a team member fit with the culture of your company. At Newby Management, we do a series of interviews and personality tests to ensure that each new team member has the right chemistry to gel with our current team. This involves looking at their character and spirit and learning about who they are as a person, which is a vital step in the hiring process.

COMPETENCY: This is often the most valued trait when hiring a new team member. At Newby Management, competency is important, but when we find a team member who’s chemistry and character fits, we try to look for a position that will suite them. Sometimes it’s a different position than the one they applied for, sometimes it’s a position that doesn’t exist yet. When people have the skill sets they need to succeed, we look for the +1 of the Three C’s: a Spirit of Charging.

SPIRIT OF CHARGING: Does a team member take initiative to get the job done? These team members take charge and will go above and beyond the call of duty, pioneering new phases and new ventures that help move the company forward. They are always looking for new opportunities and creating them.

At Newby Management, our HR department takes the Three C’s +1 into account and then starts the process of determining the specific gifts and talents of the candidate. Our current team has a depth of service that you won’t find anywhere else in the industry.

Are you interested in learning more about how to hire the right team members for the right positions in your manufactured home or RV community? Check out our website, learn more about our team and contact us to see how we can help!