For many years, Brandi was happy to sit on the sidelines of Fluesbrothers while she focused on her career in nursing. In 2013, shortly after completing her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in hospital administration, Brandi had a difficult decision to make. The office manager of Fluesbrothers was resigning at the same time Brandi was offered a promotion at the hospital. She made the decision to leave the hospital – a profession she had trained diligently for – to join the chimney industry right in the middle of what’s known in the Fluesbrothers’ office as “busy- busy season.” In her mind, she would keep the office afloat for the winter and then return to nursing in the spring. Once she took over the office side of Fluesbrothers, however, she knew she had found her true passion. Fast forward to present day and she is efficiently and effectively managing Fluesbothers full-time and loving it!
Brandi was able to bring to the business the same methods and processes she learned from her 16 years in the healthcare industry. Nurses are accomplished at being able to articulate, in plain language, medical conditions affecting their patients in ways the patient can comprehend. This skill translates to the chimney industry when Brandi needs to explain chimney or fireplace issues to a homeowner not adept in such terms.