When I sat down to write this post and noticed that tomorrow marks a year since the last one, I was shocked! How did twelve whole month pass so quickly? I never intended to let I Married a Contractor slip to the back burner, but clearly that’s what happened.
In my defense, the McLennans have had a busy year! We’ve officially outgrown our current workforce, and the growing pains – while a welcome discomfort – have nudged us to reevaluate where we’re headed, as a family and a business.
A NEW LOOK, AND A BROADER VISION
As our vision has expanded and evolved the past few years, we felt it was time to update our logo to better reflect the things we value. Ready for a sneak peek?
WHAT’S IN A LOGO?
Our starting point for the redesign was a phrase we’ve been tossing around for a couple of years. Each time we discussed what we want our family and business to be about, we kept coming back to the words, “Creating Safe Havens.”
A safe haven is a place of refuge, recovery, rest, protection, and security. We love this vision because it’s so multi-faceted:
- As a business, we want our work to create safe havens in our customers’ homes by strengthening the physical structures and providing enjoyable, functional spaces in which families can thrive.
- As individuals, we want to be relational safe havens for the people in our lives by being trustworthy, discerning, compassionate, and honest.
- As part of a community, we want our resources to help create safe havens wherever they are needed. We want to contribute to adoption grants (creating relational safe havens), fund microloans and scholarships for our impoverished neighbors (creating financial safe havens), sponsor clean water projects (creating hygienic safe havens), and invest in the rescue and protection of human trafficking victims (creating literal safe havens).
Our new logo represents this vision with a simple sheltering leaf and a hint of blue water, universal symbols of life, health, and safety.
CHANGE TAKES TIME! PATIENCE APPRECIATED.
Unfortunately, McLennan Contracting’s entire design and marketing team consists of yours truly, so it’ll take some time to update our look on all fronts. We’re working on a new website, but until it’s finished, we appreciate your patience with our fragmented appearance.
As for the blog, I’ll do my best not to let another year slip by without another post! (If things are quiet on here for a while, that probably means I’ve been busy writing on my other blog, alisonmclennan.com. Feel free to stop by there and say hello.)
If you have specific topics you’d like to see us cover on the blog here, please email me! It’s always helpful to know what questions we can attempt to answer for you.
And now, it’s your turn. What are some other ways we can work toward creating safe havens, both here in our community and around the globe? What causes are you involved with that we should know about?