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2021 Recap

As we’re getting closer to Christmas and our shut-down period (20/12/2021 – 9/01/2022) we thought we’d take a look back at the year that was.

The start of 2021 saw us move in completely in our brand new office and storage space in Caloundra West. We hit the ground running with a complete unit renovation in Golden Beach and a bathroom renovation in Alexandra Headlands and we kept the momentum going throughout the year.

In fact, we had so many requests for quotes and approvals that we had to hire more staff to keep up with the demand. We hired two more trade assistants, two new carpenters, and an admin assistant and also our Project Manager Mick to help us keep all the extra jobs on track. And we’ve also taken on an apprentice. With all these changes, Kenth and Susanne’s small home-office business with 4 employees has now grown to a team of 11 and has converted from a sole-trader to a Company! A busy year indeed!

photo collage of the new office being built
Project Manager Mick sitting at his desk in front of his laptop
Project Manager Mick

And as the jobs have grown, so has our administrative duties! Linn, Sanna, Mick and Kenth have been working hard throughout the year to update and adjust policies and procedures to reflect the busier schedule and to help keep the jobs running as they should. We’ve also had to brush up our skills on internal policies such as human resources and extra health and safety obligations to ensure our workers stay safe on our worksites.

We attended many Master Builders Queensland events to keep up to date with the industry, to expand our networks and to brush up on our skills. We even attended the Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards, which was a lot of fun. We also became members of Awesome Women in Construction (AWIC) which has given us the opportunity to meet up with other awesome women in the building and construction industry on the Sunshine Coast.

photo collage of attendance by NC staff at Master Builders Queensland events
collage of AWIC event attended by Susanne, Linn and Sanna. Pictures include group photo of organiser, selfie photo of Sanna, Susanne and Linn and name tags and flyer branded with AWIC

We’ve celebrated birthdays of our team members and we’ve worked through all the various COVID restrictions put on us to keep our workers and our clients safe. 

collage of team members birthdays
Collage of all NC workers wearing face masks during covid restrictions

But no matter how busy we’ve been, we have absolutely loved working with all our clients and seeing their bathrooms, kitchens or entire units transform from old to new (or Nybladified as our Project Manager calls it) and we’re looking forward to starting some amazing unit renovations early next year.

In the meantime, we are enjoying the slightly slower pace up towards our Christmas shut-down period and for all of our team to take some well-deserved time off with their families and to recharge their batteries, ready to hit the ground running again on 10 January 2022. 

photo collage of various finished projects during the year
photo collage of various finished projects for the year
photos of clients who have been nybladified holding the 'I've been nybladified sign'