Getting Out More
Sometimes, during the course of day-to-day activities we can fall into a rut. You know, get up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, work out, go to bed and so forth.
I’ve noticed recently that, while I’ve been hitting all the trade shows I’m supposed to and making the videos and writing the stories, I haven’t been away from the office much. What I mean is I used to take a couple of days each month and hit the road to various markets in our region to talk to contractors there and see what’s keeping them up at night. Usually those trips would also yield a lead to a hands-on tech-related story or another because most contractors always have something interesting going on. (They sometimes just don’t know it.)
I’ve already got a couple of ideas of destinations for my first trips, but like always, it would be great to have some reader input. What are some of the issues in your market that are bothering you? What kind of big projects do you have upcoming? I’d like to know and, if we can schedule it, I’d like to come out and see what you’ve got going first hand. Drop me a line at email@example.com and let me know what’s happening in your neck of the woods.
I’ll also make a point off letting everyone know where I’ll be heading in the future so contractors there can contact me beforehand if they have a mind. (Looking at you, Seattle…hint, hint.)
On another note, our eastern Plumbing Group editors are freshly back in the office from their big trip to Orlando and the Design & Construction Week festivities as this issue is moving out the door. Look for a report from the event in an upcoming issue, along with our coverage of the AHR Show in Las Vegas and a rundown of the most popular products to appear in RJ during 2016. We’ve also got a bunch of executive interviews on tap, along with case studies showing how plumbers are making our environment better.