We proudly wish to announce that based on our performance in 2019, Tropical Insulation has been awarded the “Best of 2020” by Homestars; the well-known referral website widely used by Canadian homeowners and businesses alike to find reputable contractors in their area. Based on criteria for “consistency, professional integrity, and unparalleled customer service” [citation], we are honoured to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to providing excellence in home insulation installation service.
Tropical Insulation is approaching our 40th year in business and with a large division of our business established in new residential construction, our private residential and custom home services have long been a vital part of our service provision. Having continued to meet the challenges that come with changing economic conditions over these last four decades, we now meet an unprecedented one in the name of the COVID-19 world pandemic.
The uncertainty that arose when the novel corona virus began its transmigration affected our industry dramatically. Until specific guidelines came down from governmental bodies, we acted swiftly to protect our workers and make changes to our procedures to ensure that health and safety became top priority. Not knowing the extent of how this all would affect us, we wanted to maintain active employment for everyone as long as possible in a way that would cause no harm.
As the pandemic escalated and federal and provincial decisions were being made to protect the public at large, all construction deemed non-essential ceased and a great part of the insulation contracting we do for private homeowners or business owners through retrofitting, renovating and custom home building work stopped as part of that mandate. Like so many other Canadian businesses affected this way, we wait on the sidelines; staying safe, protecting others, and supporting our frontline workers. As an evolving business, we also take this time as an opportunity to evaluate our business model and work behind the scenes to strategize on how we will come out of this situation to serve our customers better.
As our spring weather improves, we cannot help but notice on our own family walks around the neighbourhood, how many of our neighbours our engaged with home improvement projects. Spring maintenance has started and so are those long awaited, “can never find the time” projects we are now finding to fill our days productively. For those fortunate enough to have the means to improve, this is also a good time to think about the kinds of improvements that will generate greater efficiency in your home or building for the future, the kinds that help keep money in our pocketbooks and make our homes better, safer and more environmentally sustainable.
We want you to know we are here to offer our experience as you research the needs and requirements of your upcoming projects. We offer eco-friendly and high performing insulation and building envelope solutions as well as the expertise to discuss possibilities for your home or design/build company. Whether you have been considering a retrofit, a removal, renovation or custom home; Passiv Haus or Net Zero building project, our team at Tropical have answers for you. Planning is such an essential part of any successful project and we can help you hit the floor running when the time is right.
As we celebrate our “Best of” success with you in these most uncertain times, we extend our gratitude to our team and our loyal customers who, over the years, has made this so. Nonetheless, we don’t want the grass to grow underfoot for too long. As it’s said, we are only as good as our last performance.