Monday, October 27, 2008

The Scoop on Snoopy's Shack

Special thanks to Aaron Austin and the following companies for their generous donation of coordination and hard work that made the Structures/Herlong custom green doghouse possible!
84 Lumber
Buck Lumber
Cahill Contracting
Carolina Tree Brokers
Craftsman Services II
EB Design
Liberty Cedar
Sharon’s Painting
Southern Foam & Coating
Stock Building Supply
All the proceeds from the Daniel Island Park Day raffle went to the Rescue Resource Foundation!

Monday, October 20, 2008

One Smart Crew

A class of smart carpentry students from Garrett Academy took a tour of two I'On homes that we are currently building. The two houses are in different phases which enabled them to have a better understanding of the steps that must take place between final framing and moving into finishing out a home. I was very impressed as they listened attentively to Project Manager, Dave Hargis, as he shared from his own experience along with their great questions and interest in hearing his answers. I told these 9th and 10th graders that by their forethought, they are serving a need that's lacking within our industry. When asked about their personal aspirations, they varied from wanting to be a construction worker, becoming a custom home builder, to becoming an architect. I don't think it was a coincidence that many of them have been introduced to this occupation by a relative or someone they respect. . . a challenge to each of us not to underestimate the impact we can have on the choices this future generation is making right now for tomorrow.