The long-awaited sequel. After months of coordination, gallons of coffee, and hours of meetings, our home for 2015 is finished and looking shiny-new!
Day One – Prepping the Home
This was the make-it or break-it day. There was so much to get done and everything needed to happen in the right sequence to ensure we finished on time. Thankfully, all the coordination done leading up to this day paid off. What really made it outstanding though were our team members that BROUGHT IT! It was awesome to see everyone band together to take on this daunting project. Gloria and I laid out the key To-Do’s and each team took on their task and owned it. It’s hard to express how crazy cool it was to be a part of it.
I walked around the home, checking our progress. By the time I walked around the house and back to the spot I started, the teams had made progress in leaps and bounds getting their tasks done. By mid-afternoon, we were tired, but stoked that everything we needed to have done, was done.
Day Two – Paint Day
This day went by in the blink of an eye. The coolest thing about this day, compared to years past, was that Rockport Construction brought on a professional painter who volunteered to come in and paint the house for us. The largest portion of our day was spent hitting a few spots with primer that were missed on Prep Day, then taping up anything that wasn’t getting painted. It was fantastic to see him fly through the painting so quickly! What would have taken us all day took him just a few hours.
After he was done spraying the house, our team came back around to do some detail work on the paint. All that was left was to clean up the home and present our work to our home owner (who was so thrilled with everything).
That’s a Wrap
I can’t thank our internal team and cohorts, Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers and Rockport Construction Group, enough. The amount of spirit and hard work put into fixing up this year’s home was just fantastic.
As an architectural firm, we impact the world around us in significant ways by the nature of what we do. It is by participating in projects like Hearts and Hammers that our impact is more than just significant, it’s meaningful, edifying, and truly inspiring.