The great thing about the arrival of Fall is year is that the phone starts ringing. It’s such a contrast to late winter that it’s almost amazing in how busy things get, with everyone trying to get life settled and projects finished before winter comes. There’s a lot of pressure on a lot of our customers to get it all done. At Amerivet Services, we work hard year round to accommodate the needs of everyone we come in contact with, and this year we’ve met more needs than ever before. With this in mind, I’d like to disclose a few things that are important to me, so that maybe potential customers will understand a little about the obstacles we overcome in order to perform the miracles we do:
I really am a disabled veteran. Most days I don’t look like it on the outside, but I feel it on the inside every day, some more than others. It takes a pretty big effort for me to put in long days, but I enjoy the heck out of every minute, and I truly appreciate the opportunities to perform miracles and save the day. It means the world to me and gives me a reason to get out of bed.
At this point in time, Amerivet Services is essentially a one man show. I handle every aspect of the business, from accounting and marketing to the labor on the ground. If you call and get voice mail, leave a message and I will make sure you get called back. I don’t like to leave anybody hanging and I’ve built this business around good communication.
This year I’ve put 60,000 miles on the truck, going from place to place, making life better for people. I’ve put 400 hours on the welder since Labor Day, which means I’ve put almost twice that many on me. Every project has been fun, challenging, and something to look back at with pride. All of our customers have been great to deal with. We seem to have attracted a fantastic bunch of people this year. Thanks to all of you!
Though Amerivet Services is mostly a one man show, we do have a couple of people with flexible schedules that help with larger projects. If you have a large project, don’t be afraid to call us. If you have a small project, don’t be afraid to call us! We like projects of all sizes, and love the challenges that come with them.
…And now for my thoughts on holidays:
I spent 21 years defending this country, and believe that all of the federal holidays are important, no matter how silly some of them may seem. Really, the argument of whether Columbus really discovered America isn’t as important as the fact that it was discovered and has become this wonderful place we should be proud of. To me Columbus Day is an opportunity to celebrate Independence Day in October. So, with this in mind, if you look at your calendar and see a holiday or holiday weekend, you can bet Amerivet Services is closed in honor of the holiday, just like the banks and post offices. However, if you need something urgent, call us, leave a message stating you need emergency service, and we’ll return your call and help you out.
THE HOLIDAY SEASON: Well, that’s the politically correct way of saying it. For me, it’s the time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day that also includes Christmas and five weeks or more of good times. It’s a time for celebrating the good things of the year, getting ready for winter, and connecting with friends and family alike. As hard as I work, it’s also time to take a much-deserved break. That week between Christmas and the New Year is a time when I like to slow things down a little. I don’t usually “do nothing,” but I do slow things down a little. Again, if you need something, call and we’ll figure it out.
Here are a few days we won’t be open for business this holiday season: Thanksgiving
Black Friday (I’m not into the whole shopping thing, I just like the day off)
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
We wish you all the best during this holiday season, in whatever manner you choose to celebrate. Please hand the keys to somebody sober if you’re going to drink. We really do want to see you this side of the tulips afterward.