Kevin’s growth over the past 40 years, from 200 square feet expanding to two stores, a catalog and an international clientele has been an amazing journey which is exciting to be a part of. But our growth is only possible because of the amazing staff that has been a part of Kevin’s throughout the journey. I wish we could mention everyone individually, but with limited space we can only really highlight a few – but each and every one of our staff is a superstar!
When you step into the 65,000 square foot warehouse you will always see the smiling Richard Florence and Clarence Bryant both 11 year veterans of Kevin’s. Richard started out in receiving and now runs shipping for Kevin’s Catalog. He prides himself on hard work and giving it his all, and always works hard to do the best job. When Clarence joined Kevin’s, a month after Richard, he had no idea what the catalog industry was all about, but now loves it , especially the receiving side of the business. He enjoys learning about new products that come in and loves the challenge of his work.
Truly, the heart and soul of Kevin’s Catalog is Rey Pineiro our Director of Marketing. Instrumental in the creation of Kevin’s Catalog, he works hard to insure customers can easily find what they want and have an outstanding experience both in print and online. After 8 years, no day is the same for “Mr. P “ as he is known in house. Mr. P works hard to keep everything fresh and new with many different creative looks, a key reason our customers enjoy shopping Kevin’s Catalog. He keeps the catalog and website interesting and alive.
Of course, you can’t say Kevin’s without talking about Gun’s and we are fortunate to have Mike Burnett running our internationally acclaimed gun department in Thomasville. For over four years, Mike conveys his passion for firearms through outstanding customer support. Ever since he he was a little boy he has loved guns. After serving in the Navy he wanted to still pursue this passion. Working at Kevin’s was the perfect fit. He doesn’t consider the Gun Department a career “It is who I am.” Mike’s most excited about the higher grade shotguns at Kevin’s and working with our customers who also share that same spirit.
Tallahassee was Kevin’s only store for many years, and there now there are many loyal customers who we have known since the first Kevin’s opened 40 years ago. We know their children and grandchildren, and our customers know that all the outdoor gear they need is at Kevin’s with expert help. If you happen to fish in the Tallahassee area, you probably know Lin Hudson, our Fish & Tackle Manager. His loyal customers feel at home with Lin and love learning about new products and swapping fish stories. Lin has been with Kevin’s since 1984, starting in Guns. Fishing is his passion and sharing that passion with his customers is why he wakes up in the morning happy.
There is always an employee that is key to success in business and for Kevin’s we have to nominate Sue Bratton! Miss Sue – Office Manager for over 16 years, is in charge of all things accounting and administrative for the entire Kevin’s operations. Miss Sue sits in our original Tallahassee store and loves hearing the hunting and fishing stories told by the customers and knows many by name. Accounting is what excites her – like a CSI investigator she loves to have everything in balance. “I enjoy working for Kathleen and Kevin they are super people, real human beings with great compassion for their customers and employees. Many students who work here, go on to work here during college and then after graduation, come back to work at Kevin’s, I think that says it all about why we love working here.”