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$300,000 On the Table

March 28th, 2023|

In July of this year, I submitted a bid on one of the largest abatement projects our firm has ever bid on. Our bid came in at $1,545,000. When I saw the other bids had come in at $1,890,000 and over $2.6 million, I had a sinking feeling.

Volunteering’s Ripple Effect Volume XVIII

March 14th, 2023|

Shortly after winning the Republican Winnebago County Board primary election, Donna Lee and I attended a weekend Advanced Speaking Seminar in New York City.

You Are Pregnant With Possibilities

March 7th, 2023|

In 2001, I was 21 years old and working as a bar tender. I had worked in the food services industry for seven years ever since I was fourteen, it was all I knew.

End Your Projects on a High Note

February 28th, 2023|

For the past two months, we have had a rocky working relationship with one of our important equipment suppliers. They dropped the ball on one of my projects.

Boots on the Ground

February 21st, 2023|

In late October 2021, our up and coming Demolition Superintendent Skyler Denny and myself were at our 3 Kings Summer Office in Burien, WA. We were working on the best way to transfer our estimator’s and project manager’s knowledge to the field.

Butcher, Baker, Sandwich Maker

February 14th, 2023|

A few days ago, I pulled into Publix, our favorite grocery store in downtown Loganville Georgia. We drive by a Kroger and a Walmart on our way to Publix. We like the store’s smaller size, and they have a better fruit selection.

Blasting Ahead

February 7th, 2023|

March 2010, I was walking through our manufacturing shop with my boss, Mark Kingery. We were both commenting on how dirty our shop had become. Dust seemed to cover everything.

Hot Shot

January 31st, 2023|

In 2001, I was 19 years old and working as a Customer Service Representative at an auto glass wholesaler in Wilsonville, OR. I was taking phone orders from our commercial customers.

Volunteering’s Ripple Effect Volume XVII

January 24th, 2023|

I had a billboard-sized sign installed in front of our office. We found a nice church to attend, loved our new home, the boys made friends and were settled into school.

How Was Your Weekend?

January 17th, 2023|

When we were given the Pearl assignment, I knew who I had to choose. I chose Dave H. Dave is my designer, drafter, estimator, do-all-er. The situation used to be that I did a lot of complaining to Dave, not about him, just in general.