Admittedly, Dr. Freud may have called us out as a company when he described this personality type: “Neat, orderly, hardworking, always on time, scheduling things very carefully.” We’re fastidious about every project we manage. And we’re transparent about everything we do, every step of the way. (This is perhaps an understatement.) We take as much pride in an astonishingly accurate estimate as we do in a joint-fitted staircase that no one thought could be built.
Do we consider ourselves artists? We are certainly at home in the company of artists, and have done a fair amount of work for and with them. But we view ourselves more as craftsmen in the classical sense. And craft, when done at a certain level, can approach the sublime. But the pride we take in our work comes more from interpreting someone else’s vision, from solving problems thought to be insolvable, from the trust we have earned from the most demanding of clients.