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Rick Launches his blog
Showering & the Creative Genius in You
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"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."
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"I'm done keeping quiet. I TRIED DAMN IT!"    (read more)



Does it also amaze you that we welcomed the year 2000 into being fifteen years ago!?!  Say what? Time doesn't just fly... it seems to accelerate!


In addition to Maggie Bates' feature article about shower design and construction, we've got two important items to share with you:

  1. Rick is done keeping quiet. Hence the launch of Rick's blog called THE HAMMER.  Click on the button below and it will take you to his initial 3 blog posts. You'll also find the ability to sign-up for all future blogs, new ones of which Rick hopes to create every few weeks.
  2. We hope to convert this company from a Sub-S Corporation into a worker-owned cooperative (WOC).  Imagine A-1 Builders owned and operated by the very humans who helped make it what it is today! We're working hard to make this happen.  Future newsletters and blog posts will keep you abreast of our progress, so stay tuned.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to everyone responsible for our present state of being: our clients, our subs, our vendors, our professional consultants and our co-workers!  We're busier now than during a typical summer, with three designers in Adaptations Design Studio, seven carpenters in the field, the addition of a part-time Administrative Assistant, and the successful completion of morphing Shawn Serdahl from a Project Manager in the field into this mix of what reads on his business card: Estimating, Project Management, Sales and Design.


Please take a moment to meet 3 of our relatively new co-workers, pictured to the left.  You can read their bios by clicking on each photo:

  1. Chris Hanson, Project Manager
  2. Wes Wertman, Project Manager
  3. Darcy Walters, Administrative Assistant
The Hammer, Rick is done keeping quiet!

I tried, damn it. When my efforts to prevent coal trains from passing through Bellingham failed, the wind in my sails went still. My activism went... inactive. Although we secured twice the necessary signatures to get it on the ballot, our very own progressive Bellingham City Council crushed Coal Free Bellingham's 'Community Bill of Rights', or 'Proposition 2'. Their legal action snuffed our ability to secure rights of nature.

Stepping into a leadership role within Coal Free Bellingham...read more

Showering and the Creative Genious in You! 

A shower can simply be an enclosure where one washes one's self, or it can be a medley for one's senses... a refreshing experience, freeing your senses and setting your mind wandering, under the spell of a light rain or a deluge of a warm summer downpour.  Nurture your daydreaming self under drenching drops, a gentle mist or an intense hydro massage .   And that is just the shower head! Let's look closer at the environment that may be the most therapeutic spot in your house, the shower........read more

As you can tell, there's much going on around here; the buzz is audible; morale elevated.

Consider staying current between these newsletters via our Facebook page; much to learn there as well. More about our co-workers; maintenance tips; stories worth hearing.

Feel free to stop on by and say hello! And, again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!


The Entire A-1 Builders and Adaptations' Team