I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions. I’d rather use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on the many wonderful blessings that we have had over the previous year. I guess you could say that I prefer to accentuate the positive in my life. And when you are a small business owner, like I am, your work really is a huge part of your life, so it’s a great place to start.
Always first on my list of blessings is my family. My amazing wife, Carol, has been an integral part of my business since Day 1, when the Archadeck of Columbus office was actually in our home. She is such a ray of sunshine and brings fun and good humor to everything she does. If you are one of our customers, you have probably spoken with her and would agree with me on this. She is also a peerless wife and mother. Thank you, honey.
Although they are too young to participate very actively in the business, our sons Jacob and Kyle are very supportive as well. They are very understanding when the inevitable phone call or business appointment interrupts family time and I’m so grateful for that. It may sound a little hokey, but my family is really what drives me to succeed, so they play a key role in that way as well. I also look forward to they next time I have the opportunity to get them to help me with one of our YouTube videos. That’s so much fun!
We continue to be blessed with outstanding employees and partners in the business and I’m very pleased to have the chance to tell them so. Sometimes during the craziness of the spring/summer/fall building season, I’m sure I don’t say so enough. I couldn’t build a single Columbus deck or screened porch without them.
I’m so grateful and proud that our brand is gaining additional recognition and strength, both in central Ohio and throughout the country. Part of the credit for that goes to our customers who take the time and effort to write positive reviews about us online at web sites like Angie’s List and who recommend us to their friends, family, and neighbors. We are humbled by your endorsements.
Hand-in-hand with those positive reviews and recommendations is our continued increase in year-over-year sales. Obviously this has a monetary reward which helps fund important investments like college accounts for the kids, but it also lets me know that we are putting our mark on Columbus. With our help, more families are able to experience richer home lives by improving their outdoor livings spaces. My grandfather was in the construction trade and you can still see his concrete block in Columbus buildings today. I love having that connection to this region’s past and future.
I wish you all the best for a healthy and prosperous 2016. If that includes a Columbus porch, patio, deck or pergola, I hope you will give us a call. All our professional design consultations are free and we would love to hear from you. Call (740) 879 – 3730, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at columbus.archadeck.com. We look forward to connecting with you.