Let’s talk about September.
In our business, September is one of the busiest months of the year. The weather starts cooling off, so people start moving their events outdoors, and, in bustling Northern California, each weekend hosts amazing festivals.
This fall we have experienced an increase in jobs that sits somewhere between 5-10% over last year. We are at 15-20% less staff over last year. As you can imagine, that has added some challenges to our scheduling process. With that being said, the way our crews have performed throughout the month of September define what Made in the Shade is all about. Their tireless commitment to performance and safety (sometimes through the night) never wavered.
Our customers depend on our crews to build the infrastructure for their events. That is why they return year after year. We’ve earned that respect and loyalty because of what our crews bring to the job. From those who maintain the equipment to those who install it; those who confirm the jobs to those who manage the jobs on site; each person at Made in the Shade plays a valuable part that keeps MITS up and running.
The famous philosopher Kelly Clarkson once sang, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” and that has never made more sense for me until I saw firsthand the effort put forth by Made in the Shade team members. This month has been the most challenging we have seen in 2018 by far, but it has also solidified the Made in the Shade team as one of the best in the business.
Thank you to all of our employees and to all of our customers!
Now bring on the holiday season!