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Status Update

Greetings all. I hope all are well and comfortably sheltering in place.

I had hoped at this time I would be reporting our plans to return to work on construction projects. The Governor has, for the health and safety of Michiganders, decided to keep the stay-at-home order in place until May 1st. As updates become available, I will be sure to share them with you.

In the interim, I wanted to share that the McBride Remodeling Team and their families are currently healthy and all is well. We have a weekly phone meeting where we check on each other and offer support. Note that many of our staff continue to work from home on designs and planning future projects. If you have a project in mind, this is an excellent time to schedule a virtual consultation.

I also want to share that we are still doing emergency repairs and house checks. So if you have any issues call us we will respond ASAP. Earlier this week we fixed a leaking roof and a serious electrical problem.

In light of the nature of this pandemic, we are actively preparing enhanced safety protocols for when we start working on job sites again. Know that the health and safety of all of our workers, clients, and community are the highest priority for us; It was before the outbreak and will continue long after we close this chapter on COVID-19. We have long been a leader in the remodeling industry for keeping projects clean and safe.

On a different note, we all know and love Northern Michigan. Many of the folks up here are suffering and need assistance. McBride Remodeling, McBride Development, and Northland Self Storage will be supporting Manna, the local food bank. If you feel in your heart that you would like to help this worthy cause, please use the link above to visit their site and make a donation.

We would also encourage you to support our local restaurants. Many are offering gift cards for sale that can be used this summer when things return to normal. We’ve prepared this list of some of our favorites. Whether you make a donation to Manna or purchase a gift card (or two), please accept our thanks for your kind and generous support.

Stay strong and healthy.

Sincerely,

Dave McBride

remote-working

McBride Remodeling Operational Update

I want to take a moment to share an update on our current mode of operation. In compliance with the current “stay-at-home” order, we have placed construction projects temporarily on hold, but we remain open for “virtual” business. The McBride team is moving forward with design consultations, design development, and construction planning–from the comfort of our own homes.

Fortunately, we are well-equipped to work with clients remotely. Since so many of our clients reside outside of the area, we have invested in the technology to facilitate these “long-distance relationships”. From our web-based project management system to our design software and video conferencing capabilities, we have all the collaboration tools at our disposal for developing designs, providing estimates, facilitating material selections and planning construction for projects of any scope and size.

It goes without saying that we are concerned about the safety and well-being of our clients, team members and trade partners. As always, we take the greatest precautions to protect all the stakeholders. Ordinarily, that means running well-organized and clean job sites and mitigating issues like dust, asbestos, and lead paint. These days, job-site safety has taken on a whole new meaning. Whether the threat is a virus or another airborne contaminant, rest assured, we will remain vigilant in following the necessary safety protocols to protect you and your families.

As you spend time in your home thinking of all the ways it can be improved upon to make the space more comfortable, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a virtual consultation about your next project. This is the ideal time to begin planning so that we’ll be ready to hit the ground running when the shut down is lifted.

Thanks to all of you who have reached out to us with words of encouragement and support during this unsettling time. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and look forward to working with you again soon.

Sincerely,

Dave McBride