We're InnovativeWe're a Great PartnerWe're Data JunkiesWe Think Transparency Is Everything
Our team is a joyful, fun-loving, energetic bunch. Luckily, staying engaged with one another is what helps us engage in a more meaningful way with you.
Here, there are no bad ideas, dumb questions, or ideas not worth considering. We like to think of our office as a safe space, so don't hold back!
Tell it like it is
That being said, we don't like to sugarcoat, because where will that get either of us? We thrive on productive honesty, and know success necessitates a little back-and-forth.
Always ask why
Asking "Why?" is the simplest path to success. "Why?" wants to know: Is this in the best interest of everyone? Is it working? As your partner, we want to understand everything and stay innovative. "Why?" gets us there.
Our motto: Whatever it is that makes you feel stronger, happier, more lighthearted—keep doing it. It's going to materialize in your work.
Focus on community
Our team is spread out across the country, but community involvement is a central focus. Southern Pines, Raleigh, Denver, and beyond—we're committed to supporting the organizations that help our cities grow.
Make a Wish Foundation
The goal of the Make a Wish Foundation is to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Last year alone, they granted 14,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions—one every 38 minutes on average. The Foundation believes that "a wish experience can be a game-changer," and we can't think of anything more simple or true.
Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills
Since 1999, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills has actively worked to enrich the lives of children in the Southern Pines area other agencies might fail to reach. Serving more than 1000 members (250 during the school year and more than 200 during the summer), it remains a safe, positive place where young people can grow socially, scholastically, and athletically, and a cause we will continue to champion for years.
The Special Olympics
This year, Diane Ameter’s sister, Roxane, competed at the USA Special Olympics and came home with a silver and bronze medal in bowling. Next year, she’ll be heading to LA to compete in the World games. The Special Olympics is an organization Diane and Roxane hold dear to their hearts, and it’s one buyCalls supports wholeheartedly as well. Learn more here.
We weren’t kidding about loving animals. That’s why Dale Cook and his fiancée Kathy encourage us to support Petsmart Charities. Aside from providing funding for spay and neuter programs, Petsmart Charities works to find homes for pets within their adoption program and provides emergency relief for those that fall victim to puppy mills, owner abuse, natural disasters, and more.
The Children’s Home Farm
Ask around and you’ll find that every one of us is an animal lover, caring for everything from donkeys to puppies. The Children’s Home Farm, a Winston-Salem-based sanctuary and rehabilitative space for children receiving the agency’s services, almost closed last year. Now it’s thriving as a provider of farm-fresh produce and educational events. Need strawberries, pumpkins, or Christmas trees? Get ‘em here!
The getFit Challenge
We spend a lot of time in the office, but creativity, quick thinking, and sharp analytics thrive on a little sunshine, fresh air, exploration, and fun—lots of fun, actually, which is what prompted buyCalls’ getFit challenge. How'd it turn out? Check out our story in The Pilot.
Sandhills Race Series
We love running—and connecting with other runners, too! By offering support to organizations coordinating races, Southern Pines' Sandhills Race Series hopes to encourage and recognize participation and performance in local racing events. Runners, unite!
Reindeer Fun Run
This is a run our entire team looks forward to every year. Founded by David Pestolt and his wife as a community-wide event to promote family fitness and fun, Aberdeen’s annual Reindeer Fun Run now attracts thousands of antler-clad runners, fans, and volunteers from more than 25 states, with all of the proceeds going to local charities like the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills.
First Friday Southern Pines
Southern Pines is a great community—and we like to give back. We also enjoy music and beer. So, what would be better than bartending at a fantastic music festival that raises money for our community?! Check out 2014’s lineup here.