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Palmer-Donavin Overview

Columbus, OH
201 to 500 employees
1907
Company - Private
Wholesale
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Builders FirstSource, HD Supply, ProBuild
Founded in 1907 by Fred Palmer and John Donavin, the company got its start making sheet metal and tin ware. Palmer-Donavin is now a leader in the wholesale distribution of residential building supplies and entry doors. Employee-owned and operated since 2007, our mission is to ... Read more

Mission: To create value for all stakeholders through innovation, performance, and integrity.

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Palmer-Donavin President and CEO Ron Calhoun
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    I have been working at Palmer-Donavin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been here for almost 2 years. I have had two promotions and a ton of opportunity for growth. I came into this job not knowing anything about the industry, but learned quickly that product knowledge comes with time. However, Palmer Donavin is looking for people who are willing to work hard and have great customer service. The management notice who puts in the work and says yes to every opportunity. This is has been a great job that is turning into a lifelong career.

    Cons

    Training could be more hands-on and extensive.

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Palmer-Donavin Interviews

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnsville, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Palmer-Donavin (Burnsville, MN) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online. Then received an initial short phone screening interview, which ended with an offer to come in for an in-person interview. Email followed with driving directions and confirmation of in-person interview. Then interviewed with a new site manager. He shared their timing for hiring, so I thanked him, mailed a thank you, and followed up with next steps, but it took a little while to find out I was not chosen to move forward. Was hard to figure out what happened.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your work ethic?   1 Answer
    • What are your goals?   1 Answer
    • Do you have any experience in the construction industry?   1 Answer
    • I asked them how long they had been there; only about a year, and had acquired a previous businesses and transformed it into Palmer-Donavan Doors. Sorry, don't remember the name of the previous biz there.   1 Answer
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Palmer-Donavin Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Central Ohio, Columbus Business First, 2015

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