West Constructors News 2010


19
Aug 10

The Benefits of a Good Commercial Landscaping Maintenance Plan

A quality maintenance plan provides four advantages:

  1. Positive image to your customers or tenants
  2. Protects your investments
  3. Extends and retains tenants by maintaining the quality of beautiful grounds
  4. Helps conserve and enhance the property value over time

Basic components of commercial landscaping maintenance program involve:

Commercial Landscape design and installation

In our design phase, we will work with you on the important elements, permitting issues, and design approach; including your likes, dislikes and aesthetics. Next we will develop a landscape layout, planting plans and budget plan. On the first phase of your project we will assist you in selecting the materials needed, the development plan, final budget and a estimated projection date before the next phase begins, The Labor Work.

Things you should consider for your property:

  • Landscape lighting
  • Irrigation systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Regular maintenance
  • Turf maintenance
  • Trimming Hedges
  • Tree Care
  • Fertilizations
  • Herbicide and Insecticide Treatments
  • Annual Flowers
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Irrigation Inspections
  • Stone Work

Planning ahead will save you time and money, preventing unnecessary costs from standing in your way of opening day or a safe and customer friendly environment.

 

Jack West
West Constructors


17
Aug 10

Commercial Construction in NC & Motivation

A lot of our commercial construction in NC is done close to our Lake Norman home, but often times we find ourselves far up or down the east coast. Being away from family and home can encourage a lack of motivation.

Motivation and productivity go hand in hand; when I feel energetic my work gets done faster and more efficiently. I’ve never been a big fan of energy drinks, but I can see why so many people drink them.

Friends and co-workers often ask me how can get motivated, there is a unique answer for that question depending on who you are. Everyone is unique and motivated in their own way:

  • Money has always been a huge motivator
  • Family is also a top motivator
  • Recognition is a motivator
  • Anger can be a motivator for some people

Whatever motivates you is what is important. Recognize and utilize the energy to be as productive as possible and you will always feel gratified at the end of the day.

Jack West

West Constructors


30
Jul 10

Military Construction Contractors & Summer Heat

With August upon us, the summer heat and humidity can quickly become an issue, especially performing commercial construction. Outdoor work is a necessity for most of us and being prepared for these summer conditions are important. Just like winter, we put on a coat before we leave the house, in the summer we must also prepare for the outside conditions.

Here are a few things I do and recommend to friends and family:

  • Hydrate – Water is critical for our bodies to cool itself, drink plenty of water.
  • Hat – If you must work in the sun, wear a hat to protect your head from sunburn.
  • Sunscreen – PF 40 is the minimum I use and if I’m vacationing on the beach or lake, I’ll up it to PF 50.
  • Plan & Prepare – If your work indoors, plan and prepare for your outdoor activity, schedule breaks and bring plenty of water. Don’t overdo it and know your limitations.

Stay Safe & Enjoy the Summer!

Jack West

West Constructors