Despite the late start from all the snow in April and the rain in May, we had a very successful year. With business on the books and customers eager to get their projects started, the crews were busy all season trying to make up for lost time.
To keep up with demand, we hired some additional crew members. Yancey Catlin, a reliable, hard worker who always has a positive attitude. Jason Ahlfs, a versatile team player, always ready to help wherever he is needed. Brady Starr, a quick learner who is always up for a challenge. Each of them has proved to be valuable employees and great additions to the team.
We continued to do work for Life Time Fitness this year, with numerous jobs throughout the metro. We hope to continue growing our relationship with the contacts we have made at Life Time Fitness and expand our commercial side.
Recently, the crews have been working on several new construction residential projects in a housing development. It is great to see new construction projects in the works, a sign the economy is heading in the right direction. It has been convenient having those jobs all so close together, while proving a little more challenging to keep all of the jobs straight in our heads and all the paperwork in order!
As the landscaping season is winding down, we are switching gears and getting ready for the snow. Our snow removal services focus mainly in the Waconia/Norwood Young America area. However, we were subcontracted for over a dozen properties in the Eden Prairie area as well.
The lingering winter may have set us back, but it didn’t slow us down! The long fall has allowed us to make up for time lost in the spring. We look forward to catching our breath and spending more time with our families over the next couple of weeks before we jump into a busy snow removal season. A busy year, without any serious injuries, is a reason to give thanks and celebrate. Happy holidays!