Friday, January 11, 2013

Renovations underway!

As I sit here, I listen to the buzzing and pounding of saws and hammers. Yesterday it was the roaring of a dump truck, skidsteer and compactor. We have purchased gravel, lumber, nails, paint brushes, rollers and cans (and cans and cans) of paint. Renovations are finally underway here at our new location in West Liberty. This is the first week we have been able to pull a few guys from the concrete crews to work on the new place. In the shop, shelves have been built and walls are being painted.  A drain was placed in the driveway and new gravel spread. A shed is even being expanded, all done to make room for all of our vehicles, equipment, tools, forms, concrete blankets and various materials. It has been a flurry of activity. 
Here in the main office, we have cleared desks out the "showroom" section to begin the first phase of office remodel. Next week we will begin to tear into the various shades of siding and roofing from the previous tenant to make room for a reception area, two new offices, and a conference room.  Mary, our admin person, was moved into a little office that is barely larger than a closet, but we assured her - it is only temporary.

I spent the good part of a day this week trying to locate websites on which we are listed to make sure our company information is updated since the move.  I still have a long way to go, but I think I have a good start.  The way I found to catch each one of them is to go down my list of passwords.  For each website on which I have "claimed" our business listing, I have created a password.  What a great way to find them again!  It is going to take quite a bit of time to update all of them. I am also finding that I should have done this on a regular basis. Many of them were pretty outdated. I would encourage you to review your listings as well.  You want to make sure your customers are seeing the most current information for you and your business.

We are planning an open house and ribbon cutting in March once renovations are complete and warmer temperatures are in the forecast more often. I will keep you posted when it is scheduled.  I hope to you see you then! In the meantime, feel free to stop by and say hi.  Just pardon the construction. :)