I suppose that's appropriate. I do not remember whose dog this is. Sometimes, if your dog is particularly sweet or funny, I'll snap a picture and text it to my girlfriend. This dog had a nice face and seemed to enjoy posing for the camera.
When I started McNicholas Construction in 2001, I didn't place much value on personal goals. I always wanted my work to reflect the integrity of itself as an object. I cared deeply about doing a good job. I did not want a truck with my name on it, or a company for which I would ultimately be responsible. These things grew out of a desire to spread a message.
About five years ago, I experienced some profound growth which brought me closer to other people, all other people. I was always a little more than isolated. Out of fear I thought that hiding myself was the best defense against the nameless doubt which blanketed my days. It's pretty hard to successfully grow a business that way. When growing a business, we need to be visible, we need to be seen, and we need to have a purpose.
My purpose is very simple now, and although it may evolve, for now it is 'being of service.' I'm blessed with a character and a nature to get things done. I am especially talented with the building trades, for which there is an endless demand on my resources. Because of this blessing I am given the privilege of serving the owners of properties in The Greater Seacoast NH area, as well as the numerous tradespersons I have the honor of working with.
And the dogs.. Sometimes it's worth it just to meet your dog.
This year(2017) has been the best and the most difficult year so far. In 2014 I set up McNicholas Construction as an LLC. Focusing on service had begun to work it's magic and the business had been growing. In early 2017 I decided to incorporate. This changed everything. I had been hiring help on a subcontractor basis, but came around to the fact that I should really have employees doing the work. Having a payroll is intimidating. I wouldn't be able to handle the work flow increase without hiring management. So, that's what I did. Things didn't always go my way this year, and together we strive to continue to provide the same level of caring that I had always met my customers with, and to grow in service. There have been sleepless nights.
I am so happy we are here.
We are opening the McNicholas Design Center sometime around the end of 2017. The space is leased. You can stop by during the build out phase if you want to meet any of us. 279 High st Somersworth, NH. We are partnering with a cabinet maker to showcase some affordable quality in a developing community. I can't even take credit for the idea, which is wonderful. That means that some of those people who I hired care just as much as I do about our success. I have a great team. I feel an abundance of support.
Hopefully we can continue this discussion at a later date...or in person
One more picture, This is me and my dad, feeling gratitude for life and each other.