Let me pull back the curtain a little bit. I’m mostly comfortable allowing myself to be vulnerable.
I’m going to take an opportunity here to humble brag for a minute. 2019 was an incredible year for KREM. Our team (the #KREMcrew) worked their butts off to ensure all of our rental clients were taken care of. This means having no exclusive rental inventory left behind post-9/1. Because we were able to partner with some really extraordin
This story isn’t old. It’s from 4 months ago until now. KREM was a small group with lofty goals and BIG projects on the horizon. Understanding and being able to manage the ebbs and flows of the marketplace is one thing. Having the pressure to do that for your business & livelihood is a totally different dynamic. There were many sleepless nights about how I’m going to execute. Notes upon notes, upon late nights upon heartfelt discussions with my CEO (@laurenfkennedy). I knew it could be done- nay, it HAD to get done. Tenacity is my jam.
But I needed people. Good people. Those who could take direction, eager to work, shared the same ethics as me. Understanding what it means to fulfill your duties and perform them with quality, dignity and honor. And I needed them ASAP.
I needed to remind myself that it’s not about ME. It’s about the promises you’ve made to yourself and to the people who’ve trusted you. It’s about the people who count on you to get the job done. The people who rely on you to feed their families. That’s the real shit. And when you have a small (yet mighty) crew of 3 full time people, that’s a lot of pressure- on everyone.
So I put out our message and spent the next couple of months picking through literally hundreds of resumes, emails and voicemails. It was grueling and exhausting. But I knew it would be worth it. And man, was I right.
Look at us now. Our team is strong af. Everyone contributes. We work together. We take instruction and we execute.
This is Kingston REM. This is the #KREMCrew.
I couldn’t be happier with our current squad. I gotta say, I’m one lucky guy.