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Merry Christmas

Christmas in the Barn

2015 – a whirlwind year in our lives. We’ve worked on many projects, both big and small.

We’re thrilled to have been part of Hope Haven. It’s a brand new neighborhood for single parent families belonging to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. Totally funded by individuals and churches, these selfless givers have not only blessed the families who will live there for years to come, but they’ve provided jobs for dozens of us in Portales and Clovis. We thank you.

If we do say so ourselves, we’re building beautiful houses this year. How grateful we are to our customers who give us the honor of turning their blue prints into lovely homes. It’s a privilege. We’re always mindful you put the food on our table.

 

From our home to yours, we’re wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Gary & Sandy
(And our precious Peli who’s sitting there in the window looking out onto the front porch.)

Team Work

Hot Days It’s officially summer. I have named June 21 “Hump Day”. The longest day of the year.

What it means for me and my business is that we’re all working long hours, six days a week. You know the old adage. We’re making hay while the sun shines.

Our customers are incredible. Your business means everything to us. If we don’t say if often enough, everyone at Field Day says “Thank You!” You’re letting us pay our bills and supplying us with some fun spending money along the way.

To my guys – in alphabetical order – Daniel, Fabian, Manny, Robert and William – I appreciate you. On time every day, working in the heat, keeping great attitudes all the way to the end of the day when the trucks come rolling back into the driveway.

You men are a great team, all working hard for your families. We couldn’t do this without you! Sandy and I sincerely wish you a very happy Father’s Day.
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Ceilings

My favorite entry ways are the ones that make you look up the instant you come through the front door.

Ceilings are a wonderful surface to embellish, and I enjoy working with our clients to come up with creative ideas.

Hand-scraped beams, bricks, barrels, crown, corbels.  You name it.  Let’s put it up there.

We Have It Easy

It’s been a year for putting miles on my pick-up.  I’ve driven all over two counties, from project to project, and I’ve hauled a lot of supplies.  I like to think that I build “dream homes”, and hope my customers feel the same way.

If you know me well, you know I love to travel.  (Thank you, my customers, for making my dreams come true.)

This year Sandy and I took an incredible trip to Nepal to see Mt. Everest.  The trek to get to Base Camp and back to Lukla was eighty miles.  Eighty miles of difficult, steep, cold trails.  All along the way I watched men and yaks carrying building supplies to these remote mountain villages.

As we climbed higher into the Himalayas, running water and electricity disappeared.  Our rooms were freezing, separated by thin sheets of plywood.  But our accommodations were very nice and fancy compared to the people who lived in those villages.

We’re so fortunate to live in such luxury.  Traveling like this convinces me that the simplest and smallest house I’ve ever built is most definitely a dream home.

As 2013 comes to a close, I’m thankful for the opportunity to run this business in this moderate climate on flat land.  To everyone who works with me, and to those of you who let us work for you, I appreciate you so much.  We have it easy.  I’m going to keep that in mind.

(If you’d like to see our favorite photos from the trip, here’s the link to Sandy’s blog.)

A Walk in the Himalayas

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Crowning Achievement

 

Right up front.  Sorry about that pun for a title.   It’s the only thing we can come up with!  Dr. Peter Thompson is re-opening for dental business today, and we just want to say a few thank yous.

The Square in Portales is a historic old place, and it was time to deal with some of those historic old pipes.  With floors ripped open, and the alley and courtyard torn up, it was the perfect time for a complete remodel.   For weeks we’ve been working on the pipes outside, but for the past two weeks Field Day, Inc. has had crews working inside non-stop.

Plumbers, electricians, drywallers, trim carpenters, cabinet makers, window tinters, painters, plasterers, carpet layers, granite & marble installers, technicians who move dental equipment, Thompson’s office staff… they’ve all been in there working like army ants to squeeze this massive project into a two week time frame.  To those crews, as always, we thank you for your incredible effort, the long hours, and especially for working in cramped quarters with music playing and smiles on your faces – most of the time!

To the surrounding businesses and the pedestrians who had to walk on by… thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Not only are you dealing with the highway being torn up, but you’ve also had to deal with all the trucks and trailers that have paraded around your area daily.  Construction is a nitty gritty business.  Your patience and understanding have been most appreciated!  (Hopefully the new drainage in the courtyard with that “amusement park ride” of a guttering system will treat you well for years to come.)

Peter and Micah Thompson and staff, we especially thank you.  You placed your livelihood and your patients’ comfort and care in our hands when you gave us this job.  We wish you all the best.  It’s been an honor to remodel your building… but are we ever glad to turn it back over to you!

Gary & Sandy

Field Day, Inc.