A new year is just around the corner
Despite the headwinds of the national economy, and COVID still swirling about, I’m proud to say that next year will be the largest year in MacDonald-Miller history. Both our Construction backlog and our growing Building Services division portend a healthy and busy year for both Washington and Oregon.
That’s not to say we don’t have to face serious challenges in these uncertain times. Office vacancies and higher interest rates are cooling off construction activity for office buildings. Healthcare companies are also feeling the financial squeeze and being more conservative in their investments.
Fortunately, diversity is a strong suit of ours, and we have a robust amount of work in data centers, biotech, high rise residential and lots of service and retrofit work. The Clean Buildings Law in Washington State is driving more and more interest in our industry, especially in Controls and our Smart Buildings Service to help existing buildings meet these new energy efficiency requirements. It’s an exciting time to be in the “Making Buildings Work Better” business!
Each project – big or small – is a special and valuable opportunity for us to earn the trust our customers put in us – and to keep our own MacMiller business vibrant. Whether in good times or tough times, TRUST is the most valuable currency we have. We earn that trust daily – by keeping our promises – it is never free.
Let’s keep building on that trust, execute with distinction, lean into the headwinds we may encounter and we will come out a hero for our customers, our community and our families in 2023.
Happy New Year to you all!
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