One of our companyís strongest personality traits is commitment. We are committed to our clients, our team members, our industry and to each other. Commitment is a trait that all the best teams and their members must possess.
Like most facilities and businesses, the recession met us quickly and dramatically in September 2008. Several large projects that were ready to start were cancelled or postponed. Our backlog was decimated within a matter of weeks and our revenue decreased by nearly 50 percent. It was our commitment to each other and our clients that allowed us to stay together while many companies reduced their staff. We know that our committed staff has been the key to our client relationships and our exceptional service. So instead of reducing staff, we found other alternatives to reduce our overhead costs while never sacrificing our commitment to our customers. In fact, we added services and hired new talented people. We strengthened our preconstruction and construction management services. We accelerated our business development efforts because we knew the economy would improve.
As we head into our 26th year, we are confident that the year ahead will be our biggest and best year to date. I am so proud of our entire team. I canít wait to see the results and the satisfaction of our new and existing clients.
Michael K. Callahan