Update regarding COVID-19
With the inevitable spring melt fast approaching we are committed to helping our clients in Sherwood Park, Edmonton and surrounding area prevent water intrusion and damage to their homes. We will do this while taking precautions to help protect our employees and clients from COVID-19. These precautions include:
- When possible, we will provide estimates based on submitted pictures to limit the number of visits to a client’s home
- All employees are to stay home should they, anyone in their family or anyone they have been in close contact with, exhibit flu-like symptoms
- Frequent hand-washing is encouraged
- Hand sanitizer and gloves are provided to employees
- We will utilize the Alberta government self-assessment tool for both our employees and clients prior to contact
We continue to monitor the situation in Alberta at alberta.ca/covid19 and will follow provincial and federal requirements.
The summer I spent with LETY Construction
“Can they do that? Can they assign work even though I haven’t been hired?”
This was my initial thought upon receiving an email from LETY Construction Owner Rachelle, asking me to complete a skill test as a follow up to my interview for the position of Social Media Coordinator. I completed the assessment, and despite my initial grumblings I was impressed that the owners were so invested in finding a good fit for a mere two month position; this was my first indication that I had stumbled across a company that takes pride in every aspect of its business, from the quality of its repairs to it’s Facebook page. I was hired at the end of June to improve LETY’s online presence, and as I took up my role and the summer progressed, I continued to be impressed with LETY Construction.
One of the most interesting parts of the summer was being stationed in an office with Rachelle, and when he wasn’t on the job site, Wes. To begin with it was intimidating sitting an arms length away from my employers, who happen to be married. In that small office you hear every conversation, debate, and joke made- if you want to get to know your colleagues better, share a tight work area with them!
On the flip side, being in close quarters provided me with unique insight into how LETY Construction is managed- and what I found is that it’s done with integrity. I heard many conversations where Wes and Rachelle discussed the materials, price, and method of repair for a project with emphasis on what would serve their client best rather than their business, something that all not all companies can claim.
Another aspect of my time with LETY that stood out was the staff’s willingness to commit to our online campaign. I’ve spent several years working in the field of social media development and I’ve learned that often times a good post requires cooperation and stepping out of one’s comfort zone. Getting this content isn’t always easy- in fact it can be like pulling teeth, especially with a group of people you don’t know well.
When our staff got together to take a photo for the thirteenth anniversary of the company, I nervously handed out props, ready to have to argue for their worth. Instead, while they drew the line at taking a synchronized jumping video, this group donned oversized sunglasses, party hats, and noisemakers in the name of Facebook. It’s not something in their job descriptions but they did it without complaint, and were quick to help out with other tasks like writing biographies and sending me photos and ideas for our page- making my job a lot easier than expected.
All in all, I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to be involved with LETY Construction. I’ve learned a lot about foundation repair and waterproofing (I now know who to call if I’m ever concerned about water intrusion!), had the chance to meet some wonderful people, and I’m confident that we’ve set LETY on the right path with regards to online presence. The updated website will shortly be live, our Facebook page and Google posts will continue to be updated, and while LETY Construction is ending the summer with a technological facelift, I’m leaving with an experience I won’t soon forget. Thank you to the entire LETY team- until next time!
Happy birthday to us!
LETY Construction is celebrating 13 years in business! We’ve proudly served Sherwood Park, Edmonton, and the surrounding area since 2005, and together our people have over fifty years of experience with the company. While we’ve made a lot of changes over the years, our commitment to quality repairs and customer service remains the same!
Give us a call- we’d love to fix your foundation!
LETY Construction is Getting a Technological Makeover
It’s impossible to deny that the internet has changed the way companies interact with clients, and these days the web is an essential tool for businesses. With this in mind, we’ve decided it’s time for LETY Construction to join the 21st Century and get a technological makeover!
To do this, we’ve hired a student for the summer to update and strengthen our online presence. Krystin Hoffart is a third year Psychology student at the University of Alberta with a keen eye for all things online! She’s spent several years managing the social media accounts for multiple businesses in the Edmonton area, and she’s excited to get her hands dirty with the LETY Construction brand.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what we’re able to accomplish! It’s a great local business with a strong reputation, and by revamping LETY’s online presentation I’m confident we’ll be able to represent the company, it’s quality repairs, and it’s values well.”
Krystin will be working on various projects over the summer- there’s much to be done! She’s already created a Facebook page for us, and will be working with a third party to optimize our new website. She will also be updating our profiles on several websites, compiling reviews and testimonials, and developing an online marketing campaign for some of our services.
LETY Construction is committed to quality in every aspect of our business, from customer service to repairs to our online presence. We’re excited to have Krystin aboard our team and we’re looking forward to the changes she will implement online, which will better reflect our business and serve our clients!
Spring has sprung - it's time to test your sump-pump
The best drainage system in the world is only as good as it’s sump pump. Your pump should be tested at least twice a year. Make plans to do it as part of your Spring and Fall maintenance of your home. To test the pump, fill the basin with water to the level required to engage the pump (usually just above it). The pump should “kick” on and empty the basin. If it doesn’t, check the power source. If there is power to the pump and it does not turn on with the required water level you may have to replace your pump.