District Manager Spotlight: Cinthya Fonte

Cinthya Fonte

Star Building System’s District Managers are located throughout the country, providing insights, support and expertise to their builders. Our new District Manager Spotlight series highlights some of the individuals that help facilitate the relationships and family atmosphere that is so well known at Star. Our District Managers are the best of the best – and we want you to get to know them!

Name:

Cinthya Fonte

Hometown:

Miami

Field Sales Region:

South Florida & Caribbean

Number of Years at Star:

<1 year

Educational Background (college, university, degree, certifications, etc.):

Mechanical Engineering Degree from Florida International University

How did you get started in the construction industry?

I worked in a few Engineering fields related to construction (Civil, HVAC) and though I was working for Utilities at the time, construction seemed to find its way back to me.

What does Star Building Systems provide for their builders that set them apart from the competition?

Star Building Systems provides outstanding customer service. We pride ourselves in building a relationship and partnership with our customers, which results in long lasting friendships and commitment.

Pete Viens, Lee McCoy, Cinthya Fonte

Visiting Star Builder Lee McCoy in Nassau, Bahamas, with Star Building Systems President, Pete Viens

What makes Star Building Systems so effective?

Putting customers first. The whole business is built around making the customer happy and it creates a work environment in which everyone is happy to do their jobs, even when things go wrong.

Describe your day-to-day operations as a Star District Manager:

I’m responsible for promoting Star Building Systems products to architects, owners and contractors, as well as managing the Distribution Network’s sale of Star products in the district. I develop high-level and strategic relationships within the firms I call on within my district. I also work closely with the Star dealers and customers to support their efforts to promote, bid and close work.

What are the most common questions you receive from Star Builders in your region?

Some of the most common questions my builders ask:

“When can we expect this building?”

“Can you help me price something out without sending it into estimating?”

“Is this the best price we can get?”

What’s the best thing about being a Star District Manager?

I thoroughly enjoy being a Star District Manager because I get to meet new people, create new relationships, and travel.

What is one piece of advice you would give to Star Builders?

Go to builder school! For new builders, it helps SO much with learning our software and getting familiar with our products and business.

Most memorable Star Building Systems moment:

The National Sales meeting in Arizona. It was a great event in which I got to build a closer relationship with my builders, and coworkers from OKC.

Cinthya and Andrew Fonte

Cinthya and her husband, Andrew, in Venice, Italy

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to spend time with my husband Andrew, our new HUGE puppy Stark (he’s a Great Dane) and our cat Jasper. We like to go out to Breweries, friends’ houses, and to visit our family; and you guessed it – we take Stark everywhere!

Favorite sports team:

Miami Dolphins (it’s hard)

Favorite celebrity:

Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite song:

There’s way too many to choose from!

First concert:

Britney Spears

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