Monday June 03, 2013 at 9:00 am

This coming summer we’re taking on more and more projects…

Building more and more quality relationships with our clients, fellow workers, family and friends…

I heard this story while listening to an audiobook. You may be asking yourself, “what on earth does this have to do with construction?!” Well, you’re right! I may not be talking about 2x4s, doors, trim or roofing. But after reading the story below, you’ll see why we take what we do so seriously. We don’t want to be average, we don’t want to provide average services or build average buildings. No, we want to do better than good! You can rest assured that when you contract with Chumley Construction you’re in excellent, hardworking, hands…

“A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.” ~Zig Ziglar

One of the most exciting stories that I think I’ve ever heard has to do with an incident that took place on a railroad a number of years ago, in the 1950s. It’s a hot August day, the sun is beaming down, and there’s a work crew out doing some repair work on the railroad. Now all of a sudden a train approaches and pulls off onto the adjoining track. And a window comes up and a loud voice shouts to the work crew, “Dave! Dave Anderson, is that you?” And the work crew chief shouts back, “Yeah Jim, it is!” And so Jim Murphy responds, “Why don’t you come on in here and let’s talk awhile!” Well ol’ Dave was delighted to get out of that hot sun. He chatted with Jim in that fancy air conditioned private car for the better part of an hour. And when the hour was up Dave made his departure and headed back over to the work crew. The crew looked at him in amazement and said, “Well Dave, that was Jim Murphy!” And Dave said “Yep, sure was!” So the crew says, “But Jim Murphy is the president of the railroad!” Dave kinda chuckled and said, “Well, nobody knows that better than I do!” Next, the guys asked, “Now how in the world did you get to be such good buddies with Jim Murphy, the president of this railroad?” Dave responds, “Well, it’s very simple. When I went to work over twenty years ago with this railroad, Jim Murphy went to work that same day. We’ve been friends ever since.” So now the crew says, “Dave, we’re a bit puzzled. Twenty years ago you and Jim Murphy went to work for the railroad on the same day, and now he’s the president of the railroad while you’re still out here working in the hot sun. Why is that?” And Dave Anderson paused for a moment, then very sadly said, “A little over twenty years ago, Jim Murphy went to work for the railroad. I went to work for a dollar and seventy-five cents an hour.”

There’s a HUGE difference between people who are serving those they work for and those that work for themselves. We’re the type of company that works for our clients, finding creative solutions to their specific needs and circumstances…We look forward to working with You!

Thank You Friend,
Joseph Chumley—Chumley Construction, LLC

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