I must admit that March had been long anticipated around here. Not just because the month of March is the start to the spring season and warmer temps (honestly, nothing could have been colder than this past winter in Boston) but also because there were several first times lined up:
a- It was my first time working in Nantucket. After 3 days, 45 Roman shades and 11 pairs of drapes (never mind the gorgeous view) I am proud to say yeah, I’ve been there too! As the weather improves, many people will start working on their vacation homes and waterfront getaways. Keep in mind that here at Shades IN Place, we travel outside our ‘normal’ working area such as Cape Cod and the islands, New Hampshire and Maine. Don’t be afraid to ask because we won’t be afraid to drive.
b- Even after installing window shades for almost 10 years, it was also my first time working on a glass floor. It was definitely an experience that kept me on my toes. One of the biggest components that makes me love my job is the challenge factor. I simply love being pushed and challenged. I love when I come across new window shapes and the challenge of finding the right product to cover them and even walking into a jobsite and hearing “I had spoken to several companies prior to you Roger, but none of them said it was possible.” Please keep me in mind if you have a challenging project or hear about one. As they say if there is a will, there is a way.
c- And last but not least there was a big double first time – believe or not I won (I should say awarded) not one but two international trips. Back to back and (the best part) FREE! I know, it’s hard to believe but we (Ana and I) went on a cruise to the Bahamas and the following week we went to a resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Wondering why? Those prizes were given to us in recognition of great sale numbers last year in conjunction with our care and outstanding customer service. While we were there having a great time relaxing (see photos below), I was also introduced to some great new products arriving this spring. From Roman and roller shades all the way to some unique applications for large openings such as sliding glass doors and of course motorization. I can’t wait to show them to you…
Here’s the bottom line: