As we were about to venture into 2020 just as any new year that came before, we couldn’t have possibly been ready for the challenges that were brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our nation came to a halt and this had a negative impact on businesses everywhere. With so many businesses being deemed non-essential, many roofing projects were put on hold.
As a result of these delayed projects, many of our employees rightfully became concerned about their financial well-being and how it would affect their families.
Naturally many of them would seek work elsewhere in the meantime. However, there were many of our employees that would leave for good.
Many businesses were deemed non-essential, but how could they truly be “non-essential?” It is essential that American workers be able to put food on the table and pay their bills.
Even with the projects we still had that weren’t on hold, there were a whole other set of problems caused by material delays and delays on inspections.
Also, out of all the workers that would be with us on this treacherous road, there were more sprayers than there were laborers as all our laborers left.
Unfortunately, because unemployment rose so high, they made more money staying at home than they did working, which left us in a bad position. This led to widespread labor shortages throughout the country.
In fact, it was so bad that we couldn’t even go out to lunch — everyone brought their lunches to work with them and ate while working.
However, we had faith that things would return to normal, and we dealt with this situation as best as anyone could.
We worked harder. We put in long hours, and we stuck together and were able to finish jobs.
Fortunately for us and our nation, school was deemed essential.
Even with many schools moving to the digital classroom, many of them still made it a priority to tend to their roofing needs.
For that, we are eternally grateful. Schools had to press on and had the support to do so.
Many companies didn’t have this luxury of support. In fact, this hit so many companies so hard that supply chains all over the world were disrupted. Freight companies and docks were short on workers, which meant supplies took longer to get to us.
Many of our materials come from all over the world, and even now, these materials are moving slowly, with delays likely through the end of 2022.
However, we all must look ahead. As things get back to normal, roofing projects are picking back up and are once again deemed “essential.”
We are so grateful for our great customers and their trust in us. Without them, we could not have weathered this storm.
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Since our founding in 1986, DFW Urethane has installed hundreds of commercial roofs. Our roofing expertise spans a wide variety of commercial and industrial environments, and also extends to insulation and sealing services.
A leader in commercial roofing based in Dallas, Texas, DFW Urethane serves customers across the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, Austin, San Antonio, and Texas, as well as Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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