At Radnor Lake there is a beautiful winding trail through the woods that leads to a bridge that crosses over a creek and then ends at the brand new Valve House—nestled behind a beautiful dogwood tree. That Valve House was built by us this past Monday, in a total of 6 hours. And we are darn proud and honored to have been a part of it.
The original historic Valve House unfortunately collapsed after years of water and ice damage. When we were contemplating what kind of work we could do as a company to help give back to our community, we were so glad we were presented with this opportunity to build a special piece of Tennessee History.
It was especially eye opening for me to watch our men and women work. I work out of our office and rarely get to see them in action. I wasn’t much help other than removing nails from pieces of wood or picking up trash or delivering lunch. So in the down time (where I pretty much tried to stay out of their way) I got to just watch them work. And what an amazing thing that is. Our team is not only talented and hardworking, but such positive and uplifting individuals—each one of them.
It was a special day for me (and for all of us) to feel pride giving back to our community, and also gratitude for the team that we have.
Thanks to Park Manager Steve Ward, Park Ranger Paul Schauer and everyone else that helped us with this project. If you ever get a chance to hike the trails at Radnor Lake, give our brand new Valve House a visit!