I am Victor. My son is Alexander. My younger son is Trent. We three are the storefront. There's more of us. YEOMANRY is a vision. A journey of learning and development. Not in a typical caproate manner. It is about mastering a large bandwidth of skills. Highlight, the focus includes both, procedures and principles. There's more. It includes young men and young women we hire. They too are as important on this trek. Learning and mastering is all inclusive. There's more still. It encompasses the communities we work and live in. It is a symbiotic relationship among us all. We need a chance, an opportunity, to prove our selves. We shall. Thank you... and now to the rigmarole below.
We are a SELF PERFORMING GENERAL CONTRACTOR. Which means we do much of the work ourselves. Sometimes all of it. Sometimes less. Depends on permitting issues. In the next few years we will recruit all of those trades and pros. There are several advantages with this approach:
Teamwork. Our staff recruiting approach is different. We don’t recruit on a need to basis. We recruit continuously. We meet more applicants. Consequently, our staffing is superior. Next, training is an ongoing procedure. All of that and more shape our teams and crews. There is harmony, fluidity, without omissions. Lastly, every one of us has a voice. Thereby, there are significantly less errors, if at all. Point being, there are the usual vertical communications with one difference, information goes up, not just down. More importantly, there are lateral communications. Trips and falls do not exist. For instance, we operate in Teams, 2 bodies, 2 heads. Which in turn are formed into a crew. 3 teams. We can deploy a team, we can deploy a crew, or more. How does this work? PAPA (crew boss) calls the two team leaders and gives instructions. MOTHER (crew second-in-command) gathers the two team subordinates. They prepare team workstations on site. In a matter of 10-15 minutes the three teams are good to go. That's concurrent activity. No one stands around. Not a one. The crew has a pecking order from 1 to 6. When 1 (papa) steps away for whatever reason, 2 takes command. Now the buck is on number 2, etc. There is no fog of numbers here. Never.
We train our staff. We employ routines (simple approaches; procedures) bound within principles. There is a saying: When a person or persons compromise themselves once, do not be surprised, for the next compromise is just around the corner. Not here. Again, never. The burden of responsibility is ours. Good or bad, we face it.
We pay attention to details. Innovate whenever feasible. For instance, on a high-rise plumbing retrofit back in 1996, a gargantuan amount of demolition was scheduled to access and replace supply pipes. We were awarded the project. Afterwards we sat down with the customer (strata council). They agreed. $800,000 was saved. The retrofit was such that 90% of the pipes were subsequently accessible. That means future repairs and retrofits will be substantially less expensive. Plus, there was no need to replace the old pipes. We left the old pipes where they lay. The new pipes arrived by another path. A fortune was saved.
A customer referred us to a friend. They had a flat roof. The roof membrane was torched on. The roof was deflected. Pools of water collected remained most of the year. Roof replacement with another torch on was budgeted at $32K. We offered an alternative. They took it. A designer was required, structural engineer, and us. Total budget was $38K. The permit and the two consultants cost $8K. Now they have a pitched roof, an electrified attic, more insulation, tons of storage space, and the moisture that was present underneath the original membrane is gone. In effect now they have 2 roofs. The original one and the new. The best thing yet, everyone in the neighbourhood finds the house far more appealing since the add on. There are pictures somewhere here to compare whether I'm right or not.
The utility of us, we strive to excel, given opportunity we just might be that service that you never forgot.
Thank you for reading this through. We are…
YEOMAN – YEOMEN – YEOMANRY: One – Some – All.