Well, finally 2021 has come and we have closed the books on 2020! I believe we have been extremely lucky and greatly blessed to have such a great team of people. I am so thankful that our company and people have been so resilient in the face of such trying times. I have witnessed first-hand the Never Surrender attitude in so many of our people this year that all I can humbly say is… Thank You!
The fall out from 2020 isn’t over yet, there are businesses that are barely hanging on and many are surely not going to make it through. This is the second major economic event that has faced our firm in the short 15 years that we have been in business. The major difference was in 2008 / 2009 our company was so small that we didn’t have that big of an appetite. This time around, it was a lot different. We were forced to make some changes and asked people to sacrifice in many different ways. There are still hurdles and unknown challenges that will be in our way as the country comes out the back side of this virus but the future looks bright for Turn – Key Tunneling to have a great year ahead of us. We added a Ninth (9th) crew as we have come out of the covid recession and the schedule looks full for the next few months. We are on a record shattering pace of proposals going out, so there looks like there will be a lot of work for the next couple of years. We have a very solid backlog and I believe several great opportunities to make some good margins on work that really suits you guys.
I have asked our management team the following question… “If we didn’t do it this way…how would we do it?” I pose this question to all of you, our new Employee Owners… how would YOU do it? I saw some great suggestions on the idea bank that shows how great our people really are. Keep those ideas coming! Turn – Key will be, and can only be, what you make it!
Our goal of building and launching a new website is almost completed and it will have an Employee page that will be just for us. I trust everyone received the ESOP video and has taken the time to watch it. If you have not, please do so at your earliest convenience and reach out with any questions. The passion that all of you bring can only help to make this company stronger. The power in the ESOP will come from all of us working as a team.
I am truly humbled to be a part of a great group of people who together, I believe, can do anything. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.