Over two decades ago I put down my hammer to focus my efforts on the management of our operation. In the past couple of months, however, the tool belt has been back on and it’s been great. We’ve been very busy between renovations, custom home construction work, the subdivision at The Reserve at Poplar Plains in Westport and the move to our new office in Norwalk. Even thought we’ve just hired a new Project Manager there’s still overflow work and I’m enjoying the opportunity to get my hands dirty.
One of the factors was to ensure that our clients Tom and Marcy were moved into their new home on time. They’re moving into one of our homes at The Reserve at Poplar Plains in Westport. Tom and Marcy are one of the most gracious and likable couples we’ve ever worked with – and we’ve had the pleasure of working with some phenomenal clients. I installed their appliances, helped install the railing on their back deck and did finish trim on the interior. Their place looks great and they love their new home.
My brother Chris has also been back on the worksite and he’s enjoying it as well. We’ve both talked about the fact that although the shortage of skilled construction labor remains an issue, it’s great to be working side by side with our guys. And it’s also been fun working close with my brother, like we used to do back in the day.
Another project that we’ve both been chipping in on is the renovation work at our new office at 5 Myrtle Street in Norwalk. As I mentioned a few entries back, we’re moving the office to an improved space and putting the final touches on as we speak. We’re looking forward to the technological and environmental benefits that the new office will provide. We’re building new storage shelving, installing office partitions, installing tile and painting the entire space.
Balancing the management of Wright Building Company along with the carpentry work has been a challenge, but I wouldn’t trade this time. Soon Myrtle Street will be ready and as a result anticipate that I’ll be back behind my desk soon attending the operational end of things. Until then I’ll enjoy the time outside.
Kelly M. Wright
Wright Building Company