But that's in large part, because you have to be pretty tough to work here when it gets cold. It takes a 'we can do it attitude' every single day. Here's an example: First step when getting started on the new foundation walls? Chipping the thick layer of ice off the top of the concrete! It's a slow, painstaking task. But it's the only way to do the job right.
When the temperature is 2 degrees, with a wind chill of minus 23..... they're still smiling! In fact, Brian mentioned that we've been really lucky with the weather. What's cold weather and a few snowstorms?
This is Maine!
And when one of our carpenters has an accident with a nail gun (not on our project, I'd like to add), he's back on our job at 7:30 the next morning (yeah, hard to look at, I know!!).
And in the deep, dark days around the winter solstice, the sun sets a few minutes after 4 pm. So there isn't even a lot of sunshine to help warm things up.
So do you have to be tough as nails to work here in the winter? It certainly helps. And one of the things I love about Maine is the work ethic of everyone I work with. They're committed to getting a quality job done, no matter what the challenge. Tough as nails indeed!!