The month of September just “slipped through my hands”! It was another productive, busy month at the office and job site.
The Hays Residence located in The Pueblos is its last month of construction. The subcontractors are in full force—-the tilers, the HVAC guys, the electricians, the cabinet guys, the plumbers, our guys, everyone that can be there is there. We are expecting the city to put in the gas line any day, which will be followed by the concrete guys. They will be pouring the driveway and the sidewalk. We’ve got a permanent electric meter in, the color coat of stucco is done, and the front door went in today.
Even after 25 years I’m always amazed at how many hands are involved in building a home. I am very grateful to each tradesperson who has a hand in building our homes. I know how hard they work and I am very appreciative of the work they put into making a product we are proud to turn over to our homeowner. A big shout out to all of the trade contractors that we have worked with over the years……Morales Construction, Caliper Construction, American Mechanical, Holguin’s Electric, Four Seasons Heating & Cooling, Ridgetop Construction, Allied Burglar & Fire Alarms, Cielo Vista Construction, Classic Kitchens, and Mendoza Insulation & Drywall. Thank you all for your efforts in creating a quality product.
We took a couple of days to expose the original wood floors in our office. Oh my! Underneath that glued down office carpet we found red oak flooring. We are thrilled. The building was built in the 50’s. It’s cinder block, : ( but the floors are real wood. We still have to complete the smaller two offices, but we have finished the front office. Our guys did an awesome job of stripping, sanding and sealing the wood. It looks like we just installed it…..we have reclaimed it!
There are several projects on our plate. Big ones and small ones! I can’t divulge much until they are actually underway, though! I look forward to sharing the news of our next projects with you at the appropriate time—in other words when they are under contract!! It’s fun to be able to do many different jobs in a given day. Anything from designing a deco backsplash in a kitchen to talking with an inspector about exactly what it is that is intended in that code! As a diversion from building walls for a home we recently completed a subdivision sign for the Hunt Community near El Paso. It is a rammed earth structure, an exposed rammed earth structure. Here is a picture of it. A fun project with long lasting results!
I was recently listening to a radio show discussing trust. Creating trust in your life begins with trusting yourself, to trusting your loved ones, to trust in your work place and then trust in your larger community. Trust has a lot of power. Trust brings contentment and happiness into your life. If I know I can trust, I know I can move forward, backwards, and sideways. I feel so strongly about building trust that I base my everyday decisions on that trust in my business. I have in my hands the trust of the people who I build for. They ask us to take a lot of their money and spent it well. I cherish the trust they place in our hands. I value that trust so much. With each new project we’ve worked on I realize how fortunate we are to have that trust and I work hard to continually earn that trust—there’s no other way to run a business.
Hope you are planning to enjoy the Fall Fiesta season around Las Cruces over the next couple of months. If you are not in Las Cruces you might want to consider a trip here — it’s beautiful this time of the year. Read the Las Cruces Bulletin for all the events that are happening in Las Cruces. The Las Cruces Sun News Pulse which comes out on Thursdays will also fill you in on what’s going on around town. Tip: Last Full Moon night at White Sands is October 22nd.
Take care of yourself and your home. As important as it is to maintain our health it is important to maintain our homes. The sun is a strong force of nature. It is quiet, but it can do a lot of damage to our homes. Make visual inspections of your home….the stucco, the window openings, the roof, the vents, and of course, any exterior wood. If you have not had your heating/cooling units inspected in a while this is a good time of year to do so.
Best to you & yours!