Well we just got done emptying out the old file drawers from 2016 and filling those drawers with new files for the beginning of the New Year. They are all so organized and waiting to be filled once again with new orders from all of the new projects that are in the works for us in 2017.

The anticipation of all the new customers, friends, and contractors that we will be able to assist with their flooring needs this year gets us excited.

Sean also went to the Mohawk convention in December and came back with new ideas on improving the showroom. We will be sprucing up the tile area. Making it easier to select tiles with the new display.  We will also be tidying up the wood and laminate display. So that means cleaning out dusty corners and cluttered shelves for a fresh look for the new year.

Beyond the four walls of the store we are keeping busy with a new residential community in Milton. You should have seen all the pallets of tile that came into the warehouse. The boys got a work out moving all that product and installing it. We are also starting a new job in Burlington at an old orphanage that is being converted into apartments.  That will keep Larry busy through the winter.  And my beloved Vet will be building a much larger facility in Mallet’s Bay. It is going to be called a hospital now instead of a clinic.  They have outgrown their space and need more room to take care of all of their furry and not so furry clients. Since my dog goes there I have a special attachment to this project.  We have a few others out there also that are keeping all the installers busy.
Residential is holding its own for this time of year. We are installing some Coretec in a family mud and utility room, new hardwood and tile at a condo in Winooski, Marmoleum tile in a kitchen in Shelburne (you should see the colors: bright red called bleekerstreet and orange called red copper) laid out in a diamond pattern so cool. We are also carpeting quite a few bedrooms and basements along with living rooms in the area. We even went to Lake Eden.

So with what is considered to be the slow time of year for construction and renovations we are staying busy. I am still fairly new to the flooring industry so I am being constantly challenged and amazed at the ever changing times. No day is the same.  I learn something new every day and for 2017 I commit to keeping you up to date on the latest products, what we are doing and introduce you to some of the staff.  Happy New Year from our corner in Vermont.