A year ago Savannah developed the ability to use a walker after 6 years of working with both traditional therapy methods and horse therapy. You must understand the joy this event bought our family, I will never forget that day seeing her smile as she learned she could move herself. We took the walker home so excited to see the new independence it would bring and the relief it would allow me to do longer need to carry Savannah throughout the home. Yet we found our home had less than 10ft of space Savannah could use her walker. I soon understood in our current home there was not going to be additional independence or relief for me. I started dreaming about a home for Savannah were she was not limited, a home which allowed her to live to her potential. Savannah's father had an untimely death in 2010; he left her a trust fund to help with her quality of life and care. As a family we knew the most important asset Savannah needed was a home which allowed her to develop, grow and gain independence. As a side note the asset would also become a financial asset for her future.
During this same time in 2010 I had a career where I had to travel and had limited flexibility in my work schedule to be able to care for Savannah. I had friends who saw my situation and introduced me to Tim Turner the CEO of Turner & Son Homes. After meeting the leadership of Turner & Son Homes understanding their drive for excellence for their team, clients and product I knew I had found my place. Tim Turner understands his employees must have the ability and flexibility to nurture the family while developing the skills in the work place. Tim then asked me what my dreams/ goals where for the upcoming year; I told him I needed a home my daughter could live an abundant full life within, a home where is able to walk in her walker from room to room developing her ability to be independent and strong. He said I can help make your dream come true if you will allow us to. He made a commitment to help us with the price of the home to be as competitive as he was able to help this dream come true for Savannah. We were humbled by the generosity given the fact Turner & Son Homes already are competitive dollar per square foot. That was the beginning of the home building journey.
Athena Captain is Director of Sales and Marketing at Turner & Son Homes, where her passion is building a referral-based company in a niche market. She has helped create a business model that allows Turner & Son Homes to become the “concierge” of building on land in Oklahoma. Athena has successfully led sales teams within retail, banking, and finally bringing her talent to bear in the construction industry. Athena has developed a prospecting system while at Turner & Son Homes that allows any sales professional to become a referral magnet. She will share her system in her upcoming book The Making of a Rainmaker, soon to be released nationwide. With the launch of AthenaCaptain.com, she hopes to help other sales professionals, business owners, and companies apply her proven systems to increase revenue through referrals. She was honored to be a finalist for Edmond Woman of the Year in 2014. She is active within her community as a Board member for Oklahoma Family Network, and she is on the Leadership team of Savannah Station Equine Therapy Program.
The current home on our property has been in existence for over 80 years. We love our property, and made our decision to build our new house there. Turner and Son was the first company we considered and we didn't have to look any further.
The Wells family
March 9, 2016