Reflections on 2017 and Happy New Year
I want to wish all my friends, colleagues and family members a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Holiday and New Year!
May 2018 be a wonderful year for everyone.
Heading into 2018, the word of the year could well be resilience! I expect to hear government agencies and officials (local, state and federal) to cite it as frequently as America rebuilds from this year’s devastating hurricanes and fires. The world is changing both environmentally and politically.
Last year was very interesting from a design and construction perspective. We are finally seeing less white – color is returning to kitchen and bathrooms! I’m looking forward to attending the International Builders and Kitchen and Bath Shows right after the first of the year. Both shows highlight new trends and products which I review to see if my clients would like and find useful. I enjoy attending the shows (which I have been for the last 30 years) because I am always looking for new ideas and ways to improve my business.
Something that has worked out extremely well this last year for us, was the implementation of new project management software (BuilderTrend). This allows complete transparency for our team as well as for our clients. This has allowed me to have even better control of the amount of time we spend managing the design and construction process and offers our clients the assurance of knowing how long, how much and when completion will occur. This was an investment well made.
Our team also grew this year. We welcomed Mark Dresser as a project manager. Mark’s experience as an interior architect has shown thru as he has proven numerous times. Thank you, Mark and I look forward to working together for many years to come. The rest of our team, Adele, Bonnie and Marcia – I could not do this without you, thanks again for a great year.
Lastly, I want to thank my entire family for just being there and supporting me on this journey. I love what I do and without you, it would be for naught.
I have few goals for myself this year: Set a goal (healthy mind, body and business), be realistic, and everything in moderation!
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