Pre-planning for Commercial Renovation: Only One Chance To Get It Right the First Time

Several years ago, we worked with a non-profit community organization to construct their new headquarters and campus. Their chair was the second-generation head of a very large family business and a successful company with offices in about 30 countries. As were finishing up a design meeting, he shared some wise words: “We only have one [Read More]

How to Make Family a Priority When Traveling for Business By Robbie Cather

How to Make Family a Priority When Traveling for Business By Robbie Cather

When work and family time intersect and you have to be away from home for a couple of days because of a business obligation, there are ways to minimize the impact your absence has on those around you. • Minimize the overnight stays – In today’s high-speed world, there is often a way to travel [Read More]

You Are What You Eat, So Stay Close to Your Food

You Are What You Eat, So Stay Close to Your Food

I was drinking a bottle of water the other day and read the label. It claimed to be “green” and great for the environment where it was bottled in Viti Levu, Fiji. Then I got to thinking about the millions of pounds of fuel they probably burn every year shipping it to the U.S. for [Read More]

Jeans or Slacks for Work? How About Both.

Jeans or Slacks for Work? How About Both.

Working in the construction industry, I am constantly torn about what to wear to work. Should I be in our office wearing a suit, or out in the field in jeans? While most businesses are content to be removed in their office towers where the work environment consists of copiers, printers and conference calls, I [Read More]