Love Comes In All Shapes and Sizes

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Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819

Love Comes In All Shapes and Sizes

 

When I think of all the projects that I loved being a part of over my career, I think of many. All the special people who I have been able to help in some way to brighten their home, help financially, or even a trouble-free transaction. Many of these include those that are elderly, there is much to be said about caring for that group. This post is not about those projects.

There is also the other end of the spectrum, the kids that are effected by the work that I have done. One job comes to mind in which I was constructing a drop-in daycare center; parents could drop off the kids while they went shopping or a quiet dinner with their spouse.

When this job started the job site was an empty shell of commercial space, soon things got going and deadlines and opening ceremonies kept adding to the pressure to get the doors opened on time. But there were the kids to think about; this place needed to be a fun place to come to, but it absolutely had to be safe. There were long days, every day, for about the last month.

I knew that safety was going to be an issue with the parents and even the owners if something were to go wrong. The construction of the miniature buildings, and climbing sets had to be right. Often times that meant redoing work that may have been okay for adult use. Kids are different, they aren’t thinking of safety as we do – they just play.

All along the thought of not being done within budget never really came to mind. This was a project that had to be done right. When all was said and done, I felt good about the love and care that went into the job. When all the agencies walked through with their inspection clipboards, I knew that I had gone beyond anything that may have been on those checklists, and I felt good about it!

 

photo credit: Hans and Carolyn via photopin cc

Comments (13)

Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Now that sounds like a project you can really be proud of.  Nice job.

Feb 13, 2014 05:09 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Tom... congratulations on a job well done ....quality construction in a timely fashion....almost unheard of today...

Feb 13, 2014 06:05 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Tom... congratulations on a job well done ....quality construction in a timely fashion....almost unheard of today...

Feb 13, 2014 06:06 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Barbara really liked it!  Safety is something so many people don't notice.  It's all around us and works best when it's intuitive and not so visible.  Then we can play...

Feb 13, 2014 06:51 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Safety is paramount.  It's a measurement of the original design and the actual construction.  Safety should be #1 on the list of priorities for any construction job.

Feb 13, 2014 07:10 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Tom. You are such a special guy and such a dedicated builder as well. I loved this and suggested it.

Feb 13, 2014 08:47 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I had kids at that time who were in that age group, I felt like it was more of a home project than work Debbie.

Feb 13, 2014 10:27 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

There are still good contractors out there Barbara.

Feb 13, 2014 10:27 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Playing should not be dangerous, much can be said for thinking about that early on Jay.

Feb 13, 2014 10:30 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Wait, it's not the maximazation of profits Lenn?  :)
You are so right!

Feb 13, 2014 10:31 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Thanks Sheila for the kind words and comment this morning.

Feb 13, 2014 10:31 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Tom, If I was having something built for my grandkids I would want every detail covered so they would enjoy it and be safe. I know you do that for your customers every time.

Feb 14, 2014 02:03 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Tom,

Lovely entry!  And you hit the nail on the head, kids just want to play...they were fortunate to have you watching that they could do so safely!

Feb 15, 2014 12:24 AM