The More Things Change

That’s not just some tired old saying. It’s the truth.
By: Bill Schomburg | July 29, 2014

Is it just me or is time really flying this turf season? I know, I know, it’s the same every year. Perhaps I’m more aware or just older? I certainly look the part so I guess there’s no denying what’s so obvious to others. If you’ve met me, you know what I’m talking about, if you haven’t you have something to look forward to.

If you’re a contractor east of the Mississippi, this may be a challenging year for you from the weather standpoint. I haven’t been anywhere it isn’t raining. Constantly raining that is. Which means inevitably projects are behind schedule. Not a good thing, but we haven’t figured out a way to control the weather yet. For most contractors, project managers, superintendents, operators and laborers alike this contributes to the human condition known as “stress”.

So why am I this ray of sunshine on a cloudy day? Once again, I have to tell you how much I like my job. I deliver a service that helps keep projects on schedule. Am I lucky or what?! We show up, unload our equipment, complete our work, rain or shine, and wave goodbye with the knowledge that we made a difference in a tangible way. The feeling is absolutely GREAT. Currently, I’m reading a book titled “Leaders Eat Last” that explains the biological reasons it feels good to do our jobs. One of my personal goals is to read leadership books and share highlights, which I feel are beneficial takeaways. “Leaders Eat Last” is such a good book and is a highly recommended read.

Okay, so back to the projects. Since my last blog, I have been back to Boston twice, Texas for three projects, Cincinnati for a few more and now I’m headed to Virginia for another one. I LIVE to be this busy. Besides the work itself, we have another equipment partner in Boston, Paul Mike Austin with TurfPrep. Two new contractors have utilized TRS’ services: Quirk Construction in Massachusetts and Paragon Sports in Texas. All three of these entities were outstanding to work with in situations with short timeframes. Read that as “the season is progressing and we need to have this done last week. Thanks”. I also worked with a second crew from RAD Sports with outstanding results. Last but not least, Sports Field Removals in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The geographical area of coverage by the TRS network of equipment and service customers is growing and the market continues to develop at a steady clip.  

So the more things change, the more they really do stay the same. That’s not just some tired old saying. It’s the truth. The change to seek today is that if you are removing synthetic turf using an older method and makeshift equipment, give TRS a call. The word is officially out, and we really do have a better mousetrap. Try us, you will be sure to like us.

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