Hannah Jarvis, a marketing specialist, joined Supreme in November 2019. She worked previously in marketing on a smaller scale for a management company.
“It’s definitely been a step up, not only career-wise but also the passion for serving others before self has been such a great fit,” Jarvis said. “I’m just very grateful to have gotten here before 2020. It’s been a ride for sure, but one I’m very thankful and blessed for.”
She said she’s a “very goal-oriented person” and appreciates when she wakes up to an inspirational email from the boss, Pat Flood. “That’s when I say: It’s time to get out of bed, put the makeup on, head to the living room, and start work. It’s very motivating.”
Hudson Chow was working as director of operations at a Chick-fil-A in Alpharetta, and Pat Flood of Supreme Lending would show up once a month to pick up chicken biscuits for 45 of his employees.
“I used to serve him at the drive-through,” Chow said.
Then one day, Flood said he wanted Chow to consider coming to work at Supreme Lending.
“He told me: ‘I don’t normally do this. But I feel like the Lord put this on my heart to ask you,” Chow recalled.
In November 2019, only weeks after that conversation, Chow left Chick-fil-A for Supreme Lending.
He said when Flood approached him, he’d been thinking he needed to either have a Chick-fil-A franchise or settle in as director of operations.
“I didn’t see myself doing either at that point after a lot of praying and discussing with my wife,” Chow said.
Supreme, he said, has the culture he was looking for: one where employees are expected to give 100%. He said it is almost identical to the culture he admired at Chick-fil-A.
“That’s one of the things that drew me to (Supreme), besides Pat, obviously,” Chow said. “It’s been a huge blessing, for sure.”