Every year around this time, I always reflect on the past 12 months and mentally prepare myself for the upcoming New Year.
This past year has been fantastic for a number of different reasons, but mainly because we celebrated our 25th anniversary this year. It’s hard to believe that the Lifting Gear Hire business began in 1990 with only three employees and a 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse. Now, we have over 200 employees that service our 21 locations around the country.
We have come such a long way and none of this success would have been possible without all of the hard work and dedication from ALL of the LGH family who have helped support and grow the business the past 25 years.
This past year we also successfully opened two new LGH warehouses in Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ. As a matter of fact, this is first expansion into the southwest and we are very excited about the potential of this area for LGH. We have also added a number of new support staff that have helped manage the overall growth of our business and allow us the ability to expand into new markets.
Our Marketing and IT departments have also been very busy this past year working on projects that I would have never thought possible 20 years ago. All of our efforts are building to a stronger brand image for LGH that I’m sure will have a tremendous impact on the business for many years to come.
I feel so fortunate to be part of such a great team and family at LGH. In fact, it’s hard to believe that I have been a part of LGH for over 22 years! I know that the next 22 years will be even more exciting and I feel that we have only scratched the surface in the United States and we have a long way to go with a tremendous amount of opportunity in front of us.
With that, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year. I look forward to providing my customers the safest equipment available as always in 2016. I’ll see you there!