For Houston, I believe 2017 will be remembered as the year of Harvey.  We saw what the storm did to homes and businesses.  We saw the community come together in the aftermath and lend a helping hand to those that had to rebuild.  And while we were rebuilding our personal lives, we had to figure out how to maintain our professional lives, as well.

How do you do that?  How do you concentrate on work and all of the things that need to get done on a daily basis, when you’re worried about sheetrock and roof damage?  As I found out, it’s pretty simple when you’ve got a great support team.  My entire team were willing to take that extra step, work that extra hour, so that we can get our lives back together.

Days after the storm, when I was still unable to return to my home, team members were able to make it to work, to take care of the things that needed doing.  They assisted customers, building staff, and management to ensure the garage functioned normally.  When I finally made it back to the office and had to alter my regular hours, it was an easy transition back to work for me. 

It was a weight off my shoulders, knowing I wouldn’t be going back to a backlog of work; knowing that I didn’t need to worry about the day to day matters.  It’s a weight off my shoulders knowing that I work with colleagues who care. 

Forever grateful,

Shannon Mayfield