Welcome to FPG Retail Construction Services!

Welcome to FPG Retail Construction Services, Inc.!
This is the first edition of our new blog! I’ve decided to go into two different directions with this—one on a personal level, and one on a business level. I would love for anyone to leave a comment, suggestion, or anything you want to talk about, rant about, or just tell someone about!
This first entry touches on both levels…
I was volunteering at a craft fair event at my kid’s middle school last Saturday. I was walking around asking vendors if they needed help with anything. I had gotten the “No thank you, we’re all set,” phrase multiple times when eventually a small group welcomed my support. I must add that my 3-year-old and 11-year-old were with me at the time (more on that to come).
It was a chaotic scene—boxes strewn about, different items of different genres in each one, baskets full of all sorts of goods to sell, fixtures to be built, and less than an hour before the doors opened—all in a 10 X 10 space.
Long story short, I knew what had to be done.
I believe that the sweet lady in charge of the booth and I had an unspoken connection where she trusted where I was putting things and how I was sorting them. Either that or she was just in so much of a time crunch that she didn’t have the patience to tell me what to do! But about a half hour of sorting through the chaos, she was finally able to take a breath and gave me a sincere compliment— “it looks like you’ve done this before! I don’t know what we would’ve done without you!”
I told her that I own a retail construction services company and she said, “I knew it!”
Mind you my 3-year-old was in the middle of the aisle on my phone, refusing to move out of the way, and my 11 year old was trying to help me sort things and fight with her brother, but the space was so small that she gave up and sat on a chair. I had to drag my son on the floor and place him under a covered table, calling it such a “cool fort,” but he didn’t buy it. Back to the middle of the aisle he went, kicking and screaming. The group was extremely understanding, and even shared a couple stories of their own kids.
I would’ve stayed the whole time just merchandising the area, but I didn’t want to be in the way when the customers arrived, so I left hoping that they had a great turnout, and by the looks of their line I think they did!
I love helping people and when it’s something I take pride in, it helps me to de-stress! Organizing makes me feel better and treating others how you want to be treated is my mantra. That’s how I treat my business, employees, and clients alike. So, here’s to the first of many blogs which I hope can lead to more conversations both professionally and personally (I mean kids, right??).

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