3112, 2010

Daycare Kids Surprise Visit

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Mary and the kids from Kids R Us daycare stopped by the Jorve office today to say thank you for the party. We looked through the photos that were taken and had some good laughs over all the huge smiles and the frosting-covered winter wonder…land that was the conference room that day.

We’re very impressed with the great energy, yet the level of respect and politeness, that seems to be within all these kids. Thanks for being in our neighborhood Kids R Us!

2012, 2010

Gingerbread House Decorating Was Awesome

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There was a lot of anticipation for the events of Friday the 17th. All week long we had been preparing for the daycare next door, Kids R Us, to come over and help us decorate some gingerbread houses. Rather than baking off pounds and pounds of cardboard-like gingerbread to construct houses, we used actual cardboard (matter-of-fact, we used corrugated fiberboard, as we were briefly educated by the industry-specialists — there’s a difference, cardboard is solid while corrugated fiberboard is fluted hahaha…) We got a 5-gallon bucket of royal icing from Delite Bakery up the street and a bunch of candy from Costco and neighboring grocery stores. By the time all the candy was set out, the frosting in individual bags for each kid, and the houses were ready to go, I started to realize that I may actually be more excited than the kids for this whole thing to happen. But as soon as they walked through the door, I could tell that wasn’t true. It was like each kid had one of Willy Wonka’s own golden tickets…big eyes, candy cravings, and plenty of ideas for sticking sweets to a house.

The kids were a lot of fun and brought a lot of creativity, positive attitudes, and even manners! Such a polite group of little kids, “sirs” and “pleases” and “thank yous” were all mixed into the candy-fueled conversation. Kids at heart and actual kids alike bonded over the common interest of candy and good fun. It was great to see Stacy, Scotty, Hillary, Dale, Ted, and Luliia, as well as Ted’s kids get their hands a little sugary and their blood-sugar levels spiked.

I’m pushing for this to be a new company tradition…I don’t think I’ll have to push very hard.

1612, 2010

Mikell Everett: Jorve Family Football MVP

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One of Don Everett’s sons is a superstar football player. Apparently, it runs in the family because Don is not only a superstar here at Jorve, but grew up playing pretty much every sport under the sun. The other day he picked up a soccer ball laying on the ground and started juggling it in the air like a Seattle Sounder.

Back to Don’s son though, Mikell Everett, who is an All-State football player, excelling in both the offensive and defensive team for Kentwood High School in Covington. Mikell has his sights set on college and hopes to have some good plays in front of scouts this year.

Good luck Mikell!

Here’s the team photo (Mikell is #2, right smack dab in the middle):

1612, 2010

The Don

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You’re looking at a photo of Don. He’s the type of guy that gets along with everyone— even cracking jokes with his spanish-speaking crew members while trying to learn the language. Don has been with the company the longest of any employee here and it shows through his abilities and knowledge around the jobsite.

When Don started 25 years ago there was one crew and about 5 or 6 employees — he’s been around for the good times and the more challenging; watching the company grow as well as deal with economic slumps. Don said that even when money is tight, keeping a good roof over your head is on everyone’s mind.

1612, 2010

Wood = Good

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…Pound for pound, wood products use less energy to manufacture than other materials. It takes 5 times more energy to produce cement products, 25 times more to produce steel, and 30 times more energy to produce a pound of plastic.

—cedarplus.com

1612, 2010

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if you’re curious about the shingle-making process, click the link and check out the steps posted on the clarke group website…

http://www.clarkegroup.com/milltour/tourmain.html

1612, 2010

Wood Shakes are Brown in Color, but also “Green”

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It may seem counter-intuitive, but sources are confirming that wood shakes are actually a “greener” choice than alternative materials such as an asphalt composite. More hard facts on that to come. Here’s a picture of some replaced wooden shingles—so long as you take care of them, there’s no need to fill the landfills with inorganic materials!

1612, 2010

Worthy Wood Shakes

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A majority of roofs out there these days are protecting our homes with composite shingles, but there’s still something classicly beautiful about those cedar shakes, right?

1612, 2010

Jorve is…

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…a family-run company based in Seattle that has seved over 17,000 satisfied customers throughout the Northwest. Our commitment to enduring quality craftsmanship extends through our work in roofing, windows, gutters, masonry, carpentry, and siding.

1612, 2010

A Day with Doug

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This is Doug, he’s a field supervisor for Jorve, meaning he acts as a liason between the office and the crews working onsite. The first thing you may notice about him is how easy it is to talk to him. That’s a good thing since he’s the one you can go to, or more often he’ll go to you, if there are any questions or comments about a job. Born and raised in West Seattle, Doug knows his way around the city, the job sites, and could write the rule book on communication with clients. Doug works his job with a professionalism and passion that reveals his appreciation for quality work.