What is a community, really, if not a diverse coming together of people; a place for conversation and debate, for celebration and mourning, for building on history and charting a new course, for raising families, growing up and growing old? What is a community, but a center, the true north on our collective compass, an entirely uncommon, common place with neighborhoods and brotherhoods, where relationships are founded, where businesses flourish, where friends meet? What is a community but your hometown and mine? See, we understand about communities.
And we understand that building communities isn’t just about the concrete structures and the well houses, the treatment plant and the water tower, the streets, the fire station and the village hall. It’s about planning for people and the ways in which people will use these community services now and decades from now. Our work is about knowing your community long before the first plans are drafted or the last brick is mortared in a crosswalk. Our work is about relationships.