Beautiful Inside

Beautiful Inside

It is Halloween time, and it reminds me of one of the great stories in my family.  It provided us with an excellent life lesson. It was in October 2016.  My youngest daughter, Sara, was a senior in High School.  It was a Saturday, and the two of us were looking for...
Thank You John Chapin, I Love My 401K

Thank You John Chapin, I Love My 401K

I have been told I should be careful how often I check my retirement savings. It is a long-term investment, and patience is key to keeping your sanity. I recently checked my 401k and was reassured when I saw the balance. I was reassured for two reasons. First, because...
Lean VS Organized

Lean VS Organized

Recently I blogged about the subject of Lean vs. Thrifty.  In the blog, I mentioned lean isn’t the same thing as thrifty. Part of our brand promise is to be organized.  I would argue being organized is 100% lean. We prepare in advance, so when a meeting or task...
What Plates Should We Use?

What Plates Should We Use?

One of our core values at Willmar Electric is to meet the needs of our customers.   We believe in providing our customers with quality electrical construction without delays. What quality means is widely debated.  Some people argue it means providing the highest level...
Being Polite, Listening, and Solving Problems

Being Polite, Listening, and Solving Problems

At Willmar Electric, our brand promises are to be on-time, organized, and approachable.  The most difficult to define of the three elements is approachable.  The dictionary definition for approachable is “friendly and easy to talk to.” When I asked my...