Take Time to Rest. You will find new inspiration!

The first quarter of 2016 rolled out like a freight train on fire for our sales team. The goals that we set for our selves on Jan 1st of 2015 were all coming true so rapidly that we were in disbelief for the first 60 days.  Jumping from one RFP event to the next we were having to turn down huge RFP events left and right because we simply could not attend all the bid walks that fast.  If even one fourth of the contracts are awarded in the fourth quarter of this year our company will change over night.

Two times of year matter in the bidding wars. The first quarter and the third. The first quarter is when the RFP waves hit back to back. If you can catch your breath and stay out at sea long enough you will have the chance to bid on these RFP events in rapid succession.

When our estimators arrive we often see the same top three companies right there next to us. We know them well as we have often been the sub running their contracts in the past with no credit at the 2nd tier level on many occasions.

Is it a gamble to try for our own contracts directly? You bet your bottom dollar it is!  You risk pissing off the giants.  So you may just ask yourself why come to the big leagues now to compete against the best? Because we have two things that the bigger companies never saw coming.

One is strategic positioning of assets from both direct and indirect contracts in over 48 states and two countries. Places like Butte, Montana and New York City and Lafayette, Louisiana. In both big and small towns we have teams ready to go when called upon. That vast network took two decades to build. That network is like having a giant slumbering and  just waiting to be called upon for the day it is needed.

Two is Loyalty. These assets have endured much at our side and we have rewarded them with assistance for many struggles that they have endured such as funds to rebuild after fires and much more. That loyalty took two decades to build and has come into play from Dallas, Texas all the way to New York at 3 am in the morning.

Fast nickels and slow dimes has built this company from its humble beginnings and with over 40 Million dollars worth of RFP events attended in the first quarter I can honestly say that now would be a great time to take a break and catch our breath before the contracts are awarded in the 4th quarter to the winning teams. So at this juncture all we can do is wait and pray. May the best teams win…

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Is Your Air Clean?

th[4]We like to think that our air is clean, even when we sweep and dust and vacuum. But how can we be sure? There are several ways to purify your air without hurting your budget.

Be sure to change your filters regularly (most people know that) One to three months is usually the time frame.

While you are in your attic, inspect your duct work. If any outside air is coming through your system it can not only clog your filter faster and blow dirty air into your building, but it also can cause your system to run harder and less effectively. So, any large holes need to be taped up with air duct tape.

If you don’t want to crawl through your attic space, contract someone to do it for you. They are trained to spot even tiny holes and the technology available today is better than an eye can spot. (This costs a lot more than doing it yourself, so prepare to pay)

As long as there are not huge holes, the contractor can blow an adhesive into your ducts to seal them. It’s really an amazing process and the results are even better.

So, if you are tired of living with dirty air or have breathing complications and want to increase your standard of living, follow those easy steps and you will feel better in no time!

 

 

Flooding in the South East

On March 11, 2016 there were massive reports of flooding in the southeast including Little rock AR, Memphis TN, Northern MS and so on. Roads were blocked causing traffic to be rerouted elsewhere and stranding some people. The massive storm took the city and county municipalities a massive amount of time and effort helping the citizens.

Homes to the north of Memphis TN were inundated, prompting the Memphis Fire Department to send boats to carry out rescues for residents trapped there. According to the Commercial Appeal, boat rescues began at 7:30 a.m. and were completed by 8:50. It’s not immediately clear how many rescues were carried out, but at least 25 homes were impacted around the Memphis area.

Dozens of roads were flooded, stranding cars throughout the metro area. The county said more than 30 people were rescued from their vehicles near Mountain Terrace. At one point, WMC Action News reported that a van full of children and a school bus with children aboard were both stuck in high water, but those vehicles were not stranded for long. (wunderblog.com)

Schools closed throughout several counties the following day and many let out early on March 10th.  Damage of roads and some buildings have occurred. and a shelter was opened for people who were displaced. The rain is said to continue to March 14th.

Just south of the state border, DeSoto County, Mississippi, also suffered from flooding.

Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency Thursday night for the area, according to the Associated Press.

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For those of you who are able, any help will make a difference.

 

 

 

Written By,

Scottye Davis