“The most important things in life aren’t ‘things.'”
In our fast-paced, production-oriented culture, it can be easy to let the “most important” take second place to the most urgent. It takes intentionality, and often creativity, to keep first things first.
As a business, we’ve been intentional about keeping sight of the bigger picture by spelling out our values. In a nutshell, the driving force behind what we do is a passion to use our talents, skills, and experience to pursue Jesus’ high calling: To love God, and love our neighbor.
This mandate plays out in many ways, but it all comes back to serving people, strengthening homes, and being a conduit for positive change in our world.
Following are three essential values that guide us on the job and at home.
Did you know…?
We designed our logo to reflect our values. The sheltering leaf symbolizes personal integrity and reliability. The rooftops symbolize high-quality, professional craftsmanship. The water represents relief and nourishment for those in need.
1. Be a Safe Haven.
Our children’s small feet will someday walk in our large footsteps. This thought serves as a powerful, and often daunting, source of accountability. What kind of legacy are we leaving, personally and professionally?
One of our greatest goals as parents is to instill in our kids the importance of being a safe haven for others. Relationally speaking, a safe haven is reliable, trustworthy, and able to keep a confidence – someone you can count on to speak honestly, listen without judgment, and respond with compassion. Safe havens are people who share our burdens in times of crisis and our joy in times of celebration. We want to be safe havens for our family, friends, and customers.
2. Create Safe Havens.
All strong values play out in practical ways, and this one is no exception. We have immense respect for our customers’ homes, because we understand the depth of life that happens within their walls.
The privilege and responsibility of caring for these sacred spaces are gifts we do not take lightly. If our contribution to the strength and quality of a home enhances its functionality, enjoyability, or potential for hospitality, we consider that a job well done.
3. Support Safe Havens.
The youngest of our three children joined our family through adoption. That journey opened our eyes to dark places and tragic situations we never dreamed could exist.
All over the globe, including in our own community, people are in desperate need of safe havens. The displaced need shelter, the impoverished need hope, and orphans need families. We are committed to financially partnering with those who have the skill, knowledge, and methodology to facilitate sustainable solutions to these heartbreaking needs.