When your office inhabits an older house, you need to take care of it. The walls were painted and wood floors refinished when we moved in to this building in 2000, so it was time for some TLC. Because the floors had to be done, we had to completely empty the contents of the building and work off-site for a week or so, which is why we scheduled the rehab for the week of July 4, a pretty quiet week.
It was also an opportunity for each staff member to review and clean out files, and get rid of some very old furniture that we no longer needed. Some staff even took the opportunity to paint and recover some old chairs at home and re-arrange their furniture.
Summer can be a quiet time for some businesses, but helping people knows no calendar, so we tried to make the dislocation and transition as seamless as possible for our staff and those we help. We do know that coming into a building that feels cared for adds a spring to our step and shows our visitors a warm and inviting environment, whether they are here to get help or give help.
Stop by and see us at 806 East High Street in Charlottesville. We'd love to show you around.
Posted by: Kim Connolly
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