2013 Song theme challenge ~ Fleetwood NY 10552

Home Builder with Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon Fire/Water Certified



Our 2013 Theme Song should really be "Stormy Weather" because we were still cleaning up and rebuilding for some of our stressed out Superstorm Sandy clients.  But, with the new year came taxes, more royalties for our independently owned, local family biz (vs. the "f" word -- Franchise).  We were on our own and four years old in pricey Westchester County, NY, and in debt in a bad recession...ahhh!


The theme from the movie & play "How to make it in business..." is actually "I believe in you" and I've put the vid / lyrics below for all.  It's a testament to Forrest and I living that we are living and working together, getting through family illnesses, deaths and my parents moving in with us when they fell on hard times, during the 2009 crash.  All told, our biz IS OUR LIFE now, but we've managed to get along -- usually -- and stay together or at least try to see each other at the office and at home.  That's while we're conscious of course.


So, on this snowy Tuesday...thought I'd share a song most of us may have seen in the movie with Michael J. Fox, or on the stage here in NY or beyond.  Whether or not we believed we could start over in our 40's in Forrest's home state and 4 states away from my family, I'm not sure.  It was terrifying and many times we thought we would not make payroll for our hardworking guys / gal in fire and water cleanup, or during hurricanes.


We weathered Hurricanes Irene, Lee and then Sandy and took care of lots of people -- as one of few restoration co's that helped FEMA / NFIP insurance storm victims in the region.  When others insisted on "cash only," we did the right thing.  So, for Karma alone and because -- as different as we are as people -- i believe in Forrest who runs our Servpro and think he's the best.  My theme, syrupy as it sounds, is about my believing in my guy getting us through it and trying to support him and market our biz.  see the link below or copy and paste:  Lyrics from Nick Jonas as Finch are below, too


Now there you are.

Yes, there's that face.
That face that somehow I trust.
It may embarrass you to hear me say it.
But say it I must, say it I must

You have the cool clear
Eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth
Yet, there's that up-turned chin
And the grin of impetuous youth
Oh, I believe in you, I believe in you

I hear the sound of good 
Solid judgment whenever you talk
Yet there's the bold, brave spring
Of the tiger that quickens your walk.
Oh, I believe in you, I believe in you

And when my faith in my fellow man
Oh but falls apart
I've but to feel your hand grasping mine
And I take heart, I take heart

To see the cool clear
Eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth
Yet with the slam, bang, tang
Reminiscent of gin and vermouth.
Oh, I believe in you
Oh, I believe in you




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Hillary Sheperdfire water mold cleaning restoration flood soot puffback scarsdale mount vernon, ny

Vice President / Co-Owner, 

Servpro of Scarsdale /Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, NY  10550


Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon

Flood, fire, mold remediation

Comments (9)

Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

What a wonderful choice for a theme song.  You guys have come such a long way.  It's amazing.  And, yes, years ago I saw the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business without really trying." And, ironically, I was listening to one of those songs yesterday.

Dec 17, 2013 07:18 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Hi Hill.  Be sure to add a link to this post on the contest.  see link below.  Otherwise, you won't get the points.


You can always find the contests by going to the resources tab, and then select contests.  There are a few others this month that you may want to consider.


Dec 17, 2013 09:32 PM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Debbie...thanks for the reminder this time, really needed it.  Glad to hear that you got jobs fr your efforts and time on the road today.  Last night sounded like a pain, but you're a champ.  Let's meet while it's quiet next week!

Dec 19, 2013 07:29 AM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Hey there WofW, how ironic that you were listening to our fav broadway musical and then I posted the song.  Thanks for the vote of confidence as all at First Friday's and Women of Westchester have been with us most of the way!  Happy Merry Happy!

Dec 19, 2013 07:31 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hillary,  Having experienced many "clean-ups" in my own home, I understand what you do and the impact it has on those you serve.  There is a lot of love in your lives and in your hearts. 

Thank you for participating in this challenge.

Dec 19, 2013 10:58 AM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Kathleen:  As a fellow Bay Area native, it's so nice to here from you in San Jose'.  Thanks for noting our love and work at Servpro and for the positive response to our work. A warm and wonderful holiday from "STEAMY" NYC this weekend. Cheers with Egg Nog lady and will subscribe to your "Homegirl's" blogs!

Dec 22, 2013 03:46 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Sounds like the perfect song choice for you!  Great job!

Dec 26, 2013 08:08 AM
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Hello, Sharon in NH!  Happy New Year up there and hope it's snowy and lovely.  Thanks for the comment and note that we LOVE our home stagers.  They find mold and fun "dirty jobs" for us, when "Freshening and decorating" a home.  Enjoy!

Dec 31, 2013 06:15 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Hillary love the song choice (and Stormy Weather too!) and the post!  You guys are awesome - keep up the good work!

Jan 30, 2014 01:34 AM