There’s something extra special about working on a project that you know will benefit so many people, especially young people. Ever since I started Premier Log Homes fifteen years ago I have looked for opportunities to do that, so I was over the moon when we heard that we would be constructing our biggest ever log building for the Scouts.
Don’t get me wrong – projects for charities can bring their own challenges. There are often more stakeholders involved than in other types of projects, and the process of raising funds can be a hard slog for the dedicated people involved; even for a very large, high profile project like this one, the process has taken three years so far!
The thing that keeps us all going is the difference that this new centre will make to the kids and the volunteers who lead them – four big new bunk dormitories, bathrooms, kitchens, and communal / recreational rooms – it’s going to be a world away from the crumbling building we are replacing.
I’m proud to say that our team work extremely hard for every client, whether they are a private individual or an international business, but imagining the reaction of the clients on this particular project really helps us all through the long days away from home, out on site in the pouring rain or beating sun! I would encourage every business owner to look for community related projects – it’s good for the soul!