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An Early Thanksgiving

October 10, 2012 by Jeff Forrest

2012 has been a hectic year and the third quarter has been nothing short of crazy. Our estimating and pre-construction team have put in some very late nights for the better part of three months, preparing budgets, estimates and proposals. The good news is that it has paid off with no less than five contracts and job starts – a refreshing change after a slow start to the year.

With all this budgeting and estimating, we sometimes get too busy to thank those that help us get the work – the subcontractors and suppliers who bid our jobs. The acknowledgment and appreciation goes to both those who have the best prices and those who continue to be competitive. Without every one of you working hard on each project, we would not be successful. We truly appreciate your efforts and they do not go unnoticed.

The new construction market is showing subtle signs of turning in the right direction. Our recent contracts and upcoming jobs that appear to be headed towards contracts are refilling our backlog, as well as the backlog of our competitors. Thank you to the private investors, banks, RIETS and lenders who are putting their trust in developers and funding these projects. Although it takes longer to vet out the right deals, without money we wouldn’t be able to stick a shovel in the ground.

Our appreciation must also be shown to the many design consultants who we’ve worked with on these projects. The desire shown by these architects, civil engineers, MEP engineers, and others who work with us to accurately massage the numbers are so important to the success of the deal. Today’s market requires a cooperative approach to value alternatives and we’ve been fortunate to realize that cooperation.

And, without question, we need to thank our clients and developers who have put their trust in us and appreciate the value that we provide. Our goal is always to provide a construction experience that exceeds our client’s expectations and we will work hard everyday to show our gratitude for the work we’ve been given.

Finally, but certainly not in the least, we thank the WPC staff that fight day-in and day-out, in all departments of the company, to keep the machine running and prove why we’re one of the best contractor’s in the business. Building Beyond the Blueprint means many things and is defined by the WPC team doing the best job they can to maintain our reputation.


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