After twenty-four years with Sea Con LLC, the company hosted Butch's going away party at what became his signature project - the Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville. Another absolutely perfect day - first of Fall in the Pacific Northwest. I think the state is trying to woo us into staying :-)
Many have said over the years that the Sea Con dynamic resembled a large dysfunctional family during a holiday :-) From the first, when Brian lured Butch away from our steady employment at multi-family properties, into commercial construction, the projects have come & gone. Red Hook - though - was the one that always stood out. It was the best place to gather & honor the career of their top Superintendent.
Butch & Dave go all the way back to the start & as the years went by - they became the company's senior Superintendents. Butch's skill on a variety of projects, gained him the job of training the partner's sons as they completed their education & entered the company. To see these men now handling their own projects & thanking Butch for his mentoring was great!
It was a night for story-telling - most at my husbands expense! :-) These guys even had stories that were new to me! :-) We laughed hard & long.
Rob gave a short speech, crediting Butch with his years of service. Expressions of how much he would be missed & wishing us well with our upcoming move. It was really hard to say good-bye to these people - years of shared history here - friends all~
|Here's to Butch!|
|Butch & Dave|
|All hands on deck~|
|Cards & gift~|