Over ten years ago, Three Sixty co-founders Tricia Young and Nonet Reese became friends. Both were working in real estate and with builders when Nonet’s husband, who met Tricia through his work, decided the two needed to meet. They met for lunch, Tricia took Nonet to see some of the projects she was working on, and before long they were taking family vacations together. It wasn’t long before they had decided to share career time along with family time, and to bring the idea of bringing the builder world together with other aspects of real estate.
Working together to find balance
Starting an ambitious new company wasn’t easy for the two mothers, who felt the struggle of balancing their personal lives with the high demands of the Three Sixty dream. They supported each other through times when one of them needed to focus extra time and attention on family and personal matters, and the company has continued to flourish for the past decade.
Without both of us as co-founders, we wouldn’t be celebrating our company’s ten-year anniversary. I think I motivated and inspired us to get started and she held it together at times when I couldn’t. It’s a very complimentary partnership.Tricia Young
Tricia is a big dreamer and a visionary, while Nonet’s strengths lie in taking Tricia’s big ideas and figuring out what parts of them are feasible, then working the details to make sure their plans come to fruition as smoothly as possible.
Things take me a minute to process; I like to ponder things. Tricia wants it done yesterday. Together as co-founders, we were always on the same page about what the company would look like, but Tricia will tell you she had to drag me by the arm because I wanted to make sure we did it the very best way.Nonet Reese
Reflecting on the past 10 years
Nonet has definitely influenced me as a mother. I’ve benefitted from watching her parent her boys, who are a little older than mine.Tricia Young
Building this company was hard at times. My family is always my priority. This business has allowed us to be present at our kids’ events, but we were sometimes working at the kitchen table at 9:00 at night or 4:00 in the morning – whenever we could get it done. I used to take my boys with me to put fliers in mailboxes; I’ve always tried to make them part of it. It’s important for them to understand why we work and how we support our families.Nonet Reese
Celebrating and looking to the future
These co-founders have always made it a priority to honor the company’s successes as well. We will be celebrating 10 years in business with a party on January 10th, and we can’t wait to sing Happy Birthday with our entire team in attendance. It’s truly a blessing to work with people you respect and love, and we are intent on making Three Sixty a special place to be for the next 10 years and beyond!