Strength in Numbers

As we move into a new week, I am struck by the power of a strong network. Through years of volunteering and teaching, I have met and become very friendly with the best and the brightest in the industry. These relationships directly affect our client base.

There have been countless times in my career that I have asked for help either by subbing in a friend with their crane or simply by asking a second opinion on a diagnosis. Coming up this week, we have a huge lightening struck tree to remove on Cooper street in Woodbury. For the past several years, I have been an assistant instructor at the Crane Safety Climber School in PA. This class is conducted by Pete “The Crane Man, Inc.”  This week we are bringing Pete in with one of his cranes to help safely dismantle this behemoth of a tree. The Lead Climber on the project will be Jake Riggs. I met Jake, as well as his dad, as a judge during the NJ State Tree Climbing Championships.  I was a fellow judge with Jake’s dad and Jake was a competitor. We are also bringing in Rob Constantino, who is an extraordinary tree man and site director,  to directly assist Jake with this intricate dismantle.

The point of this post is  that if we can learn to put our egos aside and realize that it is ok to ask for help,  great things can be accomplished!  Ronald Reagan once said “ You can accomplish great things if you don’t care who gets the credit.” This is a team of experts, each in their own discipline.  The client is benefitting and getting an all star team because that is most important.  I am grateful to have served along side of these folks and that they are willing to participate in this project.  Everyone wins when we come together!

We will be having some video shot of this project and will post it up when the edits are done.  But in the meantime, check out A View From the Field!! Stay tuned…

Paul Biester