I want to open this month’s column by saying thank you. I was blindsided by a medical emergency last year which required surgery and kept me on medical leave from the end of September to the beginning of January. During this time of uncertainty, so many of you offered your support in the form of cards, donations, gifts and emails—and I am grateful for them all. These well wishes and tokens of friendship lifted my spirits and kept me hopeful during a time when I was otherwise feeling depressed and exhausted. So thank you all again for your help.
We here at FCI are always striving to help you, the professional installers and contractors of the industry, be even better at your business. So I am excited to announce two initiatives designed to do just that. First of all, you all are going to be offered more insights from our editorial director and industry expert, Jon Namba. We are also proud to announce the launch of the 5th Annual FCI Installation Awards.