Jan 21, 2020
10 years ago this evening was one of the worst & best days in our over 20 year history. On the evening of January 21, 2010, we got the dreaded call saying our beloved office building on Colonial Ave was on fire. It was the worst because of the uncertainty of what was left & what do we do. How do we recover from this? Will our clients come back? There is no manual to tell you how to deal with an office fire. It was a dark several hours to say the least.
But then something amazing happened. Our server, which holds EVERYTHING, was remarkably spared. With the quick actions of Roanoke's finest fire & police, this machine was recovered and gently brought down a ladder like a puppy being saved.
The next morning, we took it offsite, plugged it in and turned it on. To our utter amazement, it booted up and we were actually able to run payroll that Friday morning! 12 hours after the call came in, we were technically "back to work".
Fast forward 10 years and all we can say is this. We learned much about ourselves and our commitment to this small business. We learned about having faith in God during times of adversity. We learned Roanoke has some of the most well trained and respectful first responders. We learned this community supported us and wanted us to rebuild. And finally, we learned our clients are the best, most loyal group of folks we could ever dream of.
Thank you to bringing us to where we are now!