Adjusting to work during a pandemic.

April, 2020

These are difficult times for everyone. None of us have experienced anything like this, so we take it day by day and adapt to the frequent changes. We are all doing our best to ensure the safety of everyone around us.

For our company it is not what you would call “business as usual”, but we are still working. We continue our focus on interior projects that fall into one or both of two groups:

  • second homes, which are usually occupied seasonally and are currently vacant
  • complete renovations, also where no one is currently living.

Under current conditions we are working in small teams, as individuals or sometimes not at all to try to keep employees and customers as safe as possible. If someone develops as much as a sniffle, they are sent home for at least a week until we can be sure they are not contagious. The same is true if their spouse or one of their children is sick in any way. This means that we never have all our employees working at the same time, and this of course slows our progress.

To make up for these circumstances we are actively hiring. We just added two new employees who will be starting in the next two weeks, and will continue hiring as we find the right people.

Work is progressing well on this interior repainting project.

We expect to begin outside work as we move into next month. We also expect projects will inevitably be delayed for the same reasons as previously stated. Nobody can predict how long our current situation will continue, .

Other challenges include:

  • There are certain products that we are not getting or that we are getting on a limited basis. (For example, certain cleaning solutions that we use to clean our projects before painting). I think we can all relate to that as we’ve all heard of and possibly experienced some shortages.
  • We always hope for great painting weather, but rarely get it. So, just like any other year, we can never count on the weather to cooperate.

Thank you to all our customers, partners and employees.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

https://www.nh.gov/covid19/

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