Here we are at the end of summer, and the kids will all be back in school before we know it. Where does the time go? It seems as though we just finished last year and just started out the new year. I wanted to take a moment to extend my sincere thanks to all of the employees for all of their hard work during the first 8 months of the year. I think it goes without saying that we have all been under the gun with lots of repair work coming in the door. A direct result of that is employees having to work a lot of overtime to take care of our customer’s needs, which many of you have willingly given the company your time.
The success of Horner is a direct reflection of the hard work that our employees give us every day. It would not be possible without your efforts and for those of you that work long hours and on weekends, a special thanks goes out to all of you. Along with your sacrifices, it also takes time away from your families and we all know how hard that can be. That being said, we owe your families a big thank you, as well, for the time you are away helping us get the work out the door.
It has become obvious to me that the work is out there and Horner has certainly become well known for their ability to turn the work around when our customers are in need and I believe in my heart that is the reason our business continues to grow every year. The more that we are willing to help our customers, when they are in need, the more work we will see from them. We want them to become dependent on us for their repair needs and trust that we will always do our best to take better care of them than any of our competitors can, or will do. Most importantly, there is no doubt that God has blessed us with work in all of our shops. For that, we must be very thankful each and every day that work comes in the door. We’ve had a overwhelming amount of opportunities come our way this year that has stretched all of our abilities and will power to get through these projects. A special thanks to all of those that have been involved in these jobs as it has taken a lot of people to make them successful. It appears that the next few months still have a lot of larger jobs and projects going so that gives us good feelings about going into the third quarter and the end of the year.
With the world in such a mess, it seems as though each and every day something big is in the news and it seems as though there is more bad news than good. We all must stay focused on the good things that are happening and keep a close eye on your co-workers making sure that if they need help or support that we recognize that and offer them a kind word, if you see someone is struggling. A little bit of love can go a long way helping a person when they are down. Be a good neighbor and friend and offer those little encouraging words as you might be amazed at how that can turn someone’s day around. I know I get caught up in all the daily struggles and probably need to do some of that myself.
Thank you all for making our company what it is today! Without you, we have nothing but a lot of buildings and equipment that are worthless!!!