Happy’s Jonas Scott promoted to District Director

APRO member Happy’s Home Centers Inc. recently announced the promotion of the General Manager of the Gulfport location Jonas scott to the District Manager overseeing four Happy sites: Gulfport, Plant City, Riverview and Town-n-Country.

Scott started his hire-purchase career in 2011 with Aaron’s, as an intern manager in Laurel, Maryland. He quickly rose through the ranks of RTO, holding sales manager positions in Aaron (Md.), Homesmart Managing Director (North Carolina), Managing Director of Modern House (North Carolina), and for 18 months, Managing Director of Happy’s.

“Jonas is a natural problem solver and has earned a remarkable reputation as a leader who can take stores from wading to thriving,” said Happy’s operating partner. Chris Kale Jr. “At Homesmart, he took over a store that was 82nd out of 84 locations and, within a year, had ranked it among the top ten best-performing stores in the company. He did the same with a ModernHome location. We are proud to have Jonas on our team and in a leadership position he so well deserves.

Scott says his favorite part of the hire-purchase job is “to help people come home happy, to learn about people’s different personalities, and to build relationships.” That’s why I love being at Happy’s; our relationship with the owners is great – the way they communicate and interact with us, the work environment they have cultivated, it all comes together to make Happy’s a truly enjoyable place to work.

Daniel E. Murphy