November 24, 2017

They Don’t Build Them Like They Use To...

Written by: Chad Julius
We have all heard that statement and maybe even uttered those words ourselves.  Right now, I am not a fan of them.  Coming off the Thanksgiving Holidays I found myself with a refrigerator that stopped working and the thing is about 10 years old.  I have a refrigerator in my garage that is about 30 and works just fine.  Why is it that new products are bright and shiny, but lack in quality?  Are we at that point in our culture that quality doesn’t matter? 





To me it does.  I guess that is why I enjoy working in the hardscapes industry and at Allan Block.  The opposite is true for our industry.  The blocks that were manufactured 30 years ago, are not of the same quality that we see produced today.  We have learned a few things over the years.  





Additionally, with the emphasis on proper design and training we know that the final constructed walls are also better.  So, in our industry the statement of, “They don’t build them like they used to,” is actually a good thing.