It’s been a long COVID-19 winter, but with the new year comes a vaccine and soon the hope of returning to “normal”. But what is normal going forward into 2021 and beyond? For us at MacDonald-Miller, much of our work life is, by necessity, “out in the field”, so working remotely is already in our DNA. Over the last decade we have opened or expanded remote offices almost every year. Our most recent expansion is a new office in Spokane! Our Inland NW expansion has only picked up steam over the last year since we first opened our Kennewick office – hats off to Pat Roberts and the team making new friends east of the mountains. I think the new normal will include more flexibility on how people work together – and we MacMillians will thrive and adapt to this new paradigm.
For example, 2021 will be another record revenue year for our company. Tech, biotech and healthcare companies continue to drive healthy projects in the NW that make up a nice backlog of work extending into 2022. Our “Come Back with Confidence” service campaign and the Washington State Clean Buildings legislation is keeping our Service and Building Performance divisions busy – even during this COVID social distancing time, when offices are lightly occupied.
I look forward to a busy summer ahead, helping our customers come back to their workplaces, and all of us getting to enjoy more social gatherings both with friends, co-workers and clients. Let’s remember it has been a rough 14 months – take a moment and let someone know you appreciate them and what they do, and get out into the sunshine again!
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