Our current sales staff has over 100 years of combined sales experience in the window, door and millwork industry including extensive industry-wide, vendor, green building and code-related training. If you would like to contact one of our staff please click here. Here are our staff bios:
Kam graduated from Spartanburg High School, Furman University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he is an Eagle Scout. He is the fourth generation in his family to enter the building supply business and began his career almost twenty years ago driving trucks, working as a warehouse employee, servicing customer jobsites and learning by osmosis. Kam is passionate about his company's focus on knowledge-based customer service and makes it his goal to train his staff as window, door and millwork professionals not salesmen. He relishes most in providing answers to his customers' most challenging millwork demands; and where other vendors claim it can't be done, he strives to find a way to make it happen. Kam is a member of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Spartanburg where he has served on the Session, as Chair of the Diaconate, Sunday School Teacher, member of the Sustainability Committee, Long-Range Planning Committee, Recreation Committee, Mission Committee, Cub Scout Leader and Chair of Life Events. A graduate of Junior Achievement, Boys State, SC Governor's School of the Arts and Leadership Spartanburg, Kam has also served on the Boards of Mobile Meals, Hub Culture, Hub City Writer's Project, Spartanburg Young Professionals and the Palmetto Council Spartan District. Kam has completed numerous factory training seminars at Marvin Windows and Doors' headquarters in Warroad, MN and has completed additional training in Earthcraft and LEED building systems and EPA lead containment. Kam is fluent in German and enjoys tennis, literature and spending time with his wife and three sons.
Greenville Sales Manager / Project Manager
Edward Hedden comes to Neely's Windows after spending ten years in the cabinet and millwork industry and now directs sales operations for our Greenville location. A member of the Neely family (great-grandson of Kreswell Edward Neely who started the first family lumber business in 1923), Edward has significant experience in production management, quality control, materials purchasing and customer service. A graduate of Spartanburg High School and Erskine College (Bachelor of Science in Business Management) Edward assists in estimating, project management and sales, primarily in the Greenville market where he currently resides with his wife and two children. In his spare time Edward enjoys hiking, woodworking and spending time with his family.
Project Estimator/Sales and Support
A native of Spartanburg, SC, Taylor graduated from Spartanburg High School in 2013 and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Wofford College. Taylor provides estimating and jobsite management support for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Hardware Manager/Sales and Support
A handyman, mechanic and tinkerer at heart, Jim started his foray into the building supply industry over thirty years ago when he took a job as a textile mechanic / machinist. After a move to lumberyard sales Jim quickly worked his way through the ranks first as a delivery and warehouse employee, to counter and inside sales and finally as hardware manager and millwork salesman. When not on site with his customers Jim can be found working on the hydraulics of the company dump truck, servicing fork lifts, making repairs to the facilities and coordinating jobsite deliveries. Jim graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary where he completed a Masters of Divinity degree and also serves part-time as Pastor to Lower Fairforest Bapitst Church near Union. Jim has completed factory training at Marvin Windows and Doors' headquarters in Warroad, MN. He is a devoted husband, father of two, grandfather and frustrated golfer.
Jackie began working for Neely’s in 2003 and has served as driver, loader and installation team member before becoming warehouse manager. Jackie also assists with quality control, warranty service and truck and equipment maintenance. In his spare time Jackie enjoys serving at his church, hunting, coaching his son’s sports teams and can be found most evenings on his tractor.
Director of Marketing and Communications
A graduate of Spartanburg High School, the University of the South-Sewanee and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Emily provides communications and marketing support. Emily has studied graphics design and multimedia journalism and has experience in non-profit communications and freelance writing. She has published articles and essays in various outlets, including Southern Cultures, the Spartanburg Herald Journal and the Spartanburg Magazine.
Office Support and Chief Morale Officer
Ruthi works in the main Spartanburg office where she directs traffic and keeps us all straight. A graduate of Carson-Newman College and the University of South Carolina, Ruthi has taught at Wofford College and in various Christian education programs across the state. She is also the founder of The Elizabeth Project, a Christian non-profit focused on women's ministries, and directs the Circle 555 Program for the South Carolina Christian Foundation. Ruthi is a mother of six (including Kam) and grandmother to an ever-expanding family tree.
Other Support and Installation Staff
You may also run into several other support and installation staff who assist us with shipping / receiving and installation on a full or part-time basis. If you would like to contact one of our other support staff members please click here.