I hope this winter issue of Constructive Images
finds you well and as excited about the start of a
new year as we are here at Trumbull-Nelson. This
past year brought us a diverse scope of projects,
and to people as passionate about the industry as we
are, that means much satisfaction.
Over the course of 2006 we were called upon to build
one school, restore another, and bring yet another
two up to Code through additions and renovations. We
restored a 200-year-old house and created a
neighborhood in a matter of months. We also rebuilt
a historic building that had been damaged by fire,
design/built a municipal highway department
facility, and much, much more.
No two jobs are alike, and somehow, as the industry
changes, they seem to get more interesting. Among
other trends at the front of the industry curve is
the growing initiative to “think green.” In this
issue of Constructive Images we have included two
pieces on the design and construction of sustainable
and green businesses and homes. I hope you’ll take
the time to read these very interesting articles.
In 2006 we were involved in several adaptive-reuse
projects. Among our favorites were those that not
only resulted in savings of waste material and
natural resources, but also impacted the community
in other positive ways. In taking an old school in
Claremont and transforming it into attractive
condos, we were entrusted to add to the momentum of
a town making great strides. By restoring the Wilder
Block building in Brattleboro, we were given the
opportunity to help that fine city rebuild a gateway
to their city and a connection to their past.
Everyone at Trumbull-Nelson, including those who
work with us, finds this type of work rewarding.
We’re all aware of the positive impact it has on
others and the surrounding community. Leading the
way for, and helping, our community is what our
Company is all about. It’s what we will continue to
do, it’s why we publish this magazine, and it’s
probably why we’ve been around for 90 years.
I wish you much success in the coming year, and
please keep in touch.