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We have made it to May! We know all of you have a bit of “cabin fever” being confined to work, home, and grocery stores (if you are able). We do too! However, our collective efforts to be cautious and focused on a safe return to public activity are critical to getting our lives and our economy back to normal are critical. While we see many of our state governments now announcing phased re-openings, we encourage each of you to maintain your lifestyle as you are for another few weeks. We must continue to use good social distancing, hygiene and PPE practices as advised. And, we will continue to operate in the field and in the office as we have been for the last 45 days for a bit longer. The last think we would want now is for any of branches to experience an outbreak – you all have been doing such a good job complying with these practices and continuing to operate for our customers, and we would not want to have a major interruption now after all of your hard work!
Here is what we saw this past week:
The result of our economy being shut down for numerous weeks will have an impact on our society and our business. That is for certain. Thus, Expense and cost containment remain critical. Your vigilance and stewardship related to expenses such as non-essential travel, non-job related credit card usage, overtime usage, hiring freeze for salaried positions, wage freeze, and, in some cases, reductions in work hours all help to balance the negative impact of some projects being delayed or cancelled, customers who defer / delay payments, and reductions in our normal revenue volume levels. Thank you and please continue to operate in this manner. As we have stated before, we are examining all options for cost containment and will continue to do so as a good business practice and as a real response to an ever-changing economic environment.
There will be many economic challenges ahead for our country, our communities, and our business. Some of those challenges will not be easy to navigate. However, we remain POSITIVE and tremendously PROUD of this entire team.
We must keep each other healthy, mentally and physically, and we must continue to be there for our customers especially as they begin to return to operations in their facilities or examine what has been neglected and needs to be serviced in their hospitals, homes, apartment complexes, dormitories, churches, etc.
… stay CALM and stay FOCUSED
Board of Directors
Baker Roofing Company