As we begin to close out 2014, I wanted to take a moment to reflect. A lot has happened at Wright Building Company over the past 12 months. We started the year by officially launching our new brand. Our rebranding efforts included a new company website and logo with a new look and feel. The rebrand has been more than an aesthetic endeavor, however. We took the opportunity to look closely at what makes our business unique. We also considered how we could provide our clients with better service and an even better final product. After almost three decades in the home construction business, I have a reinvigorated drive for delivering the highest level of communication, process, and construction quality. We are continually striving to improve, and we hope our efforts make an impression on everyone we do business with.
We have been very busy with our subdivision at The Reserve at Poplar Plains in Westport. The last three of the thirteen scheduled homes sold from their blueprints. The previous two sold as they were under construction. All told, eight homes have sold and just five remain. The demand continues to be high. Improvements in the economy are certainly a contributing factor, but we see a strong demand for new construction that is priced well, and we’ve priced it appropriately. These properties are in a prime Westport location and so that also helps.
One of the other standout projects that we’ve been working on this year is a new modern custom home in Wilton. This has been an ideal project from the start. Back in March, the Clients contacted us after seeing our work online. They liked one of our homes designed by Architect George Dumitru, of Studio Dumitru Architects in Westport. We got George on board and helped the homeowner find a teardown on a great lot in Wilton. We found the property in three months, and George went right to work on the plans. The drawings were approved by the Clients, and we immediately started construction.
In addition to these standout projects, we’ve been active within all divisions of our business. Not only are we working on custom homes, but we also started several new renovation projects this year. And we’re doing some high-profile Estate Care work. In order to help us with the workload, we hired a new Project Manager after a careful search, and we continue to be on the lookout for quality Site Superintendents and subcontractors. Things are not as busy as they were during the boom years around 2005, but we certainly are seeing an improvement, and we’re thankful for that.
All told, it has been a great 2014 and we’re excited for 2015. As we wrap up this year, I wish everyone the happiest of holidays.
Kelly M. Wright
Wright Building Company