When you work in the construction and home design industry, December is an especially good time to pause and take stock of the previous 12 months and to make plans for the coming year. Our building and client meeting schedules are less hectic so we have more time for reflection. In some ways the construction year is like my grandfather’s farmer’s year: winter is when you have the opportunity fix the fence posts and plan for spring.
Since my wife Carol and I started this business, we have seen lots of change in our lives, our community, and our industry. We welcomed two wonderful sons who love riding around with me in my truck and helping with our YouTube videos. We’ve said goodbye to my parents who were tireless cheerleaders for both our Archadeck business and Ohio State. I never lose sight of the fact that my family is the heart of my business. My parents taught me to work hard and honestly and Jake and Kyle are teaching me that kids are really expensive (just joking!). I’m so grateful to have a business that meets my family’s financial needs and gives me the flexibility to go to soccer games and parent-teacher conferences.
In 2014, we were very excited to be named as part of the Cougar 100. It’s such a thrill to be recognized as a success by your school. I owe this award, as well as the many others we have earned, to my wife and the rest of our team. If you built a screened porch with Archadeck of Columbus, you have probably met Seth, our skilled carpenter who has been with us for 12 years. Or maybe Josh, he’s been building with us for 9. Thanks also go to our other valuable team members: Rob (4 years) and Phil (2 years). This kind of longevity is rare; these numbers are very impressive for the construction industry and it shows in our work.
I’m also grateful for all the wonderful customers who we have worked with this year. We understand what a leap of faith it is to sign a contract with a builder and to make them part of your daily life during construction. We do everything we can to minimize cost and disruption and to create an amazing new living space for each and every one. You can’t imagine the thrill I get when I read the positive feedback we get from our clients. I offer all of you my thanks for your faith and your business.
If you have a Columbus outdoor living space you are considering for 2015, we’d love to hear from you: (740) 879 – 3730 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation is completely free.