My last post was back in September of 2014 as we were in the midst of packing up and saying goodbye to a place we had called our home office for over eighteen years. The time since has been one of excitement, frustration, joy and loss. Though we were excited for this new chapter in the life of a company that had seen many changes over the forty-three years of existence, the frustration I personally encountered as we tried to make the move a smooth as possible was immense. I found that even though I have been a successful change agent for so many, change in my own routine was more than difficult – especially as I dealt with contractors not getting the new office ready as scheduled, service providers not transferring and connecting the phones and other critical systems in order for us to be up and running as scheduled, and then there was the move itself. In one day a crew of five young men came into our office which we had packed up and loaded it into two large paneled trucks and delivered it to our new office – all within a twelve-hour period. This move, which I had originally intended to do myself with “friends” (not sure if I would have had any left) was the most stress free part of this whole ordeal.
It was the following morning that proved to be the complete opposite. Early Saturday morning I woke and went to our new office to see the result of all the work the guys had done the day before. What I saw almost broke me – almost…
Dimensional Dynamics has been serving Church and Church related clients since 1971. We have files for every project we have ever done since the beginning of the Firm. We have furniture, work stations, filing cabinets, equipment, computers, and supplies – some of them I think are also from the beginning of the Firm. All of this, ALL of this was packed neatly up to my nose in our new space as far as the eye could see. We had to place it all into its proper place prior to getting the office “up and running”. My hope had been to have it all in place within the following week. That proved to be a bit optimistic as we worked around contractors finishing their work and the phone company trying to do theirs. When all was said and done, Dimensional Dynamics was fully running by the first of December – functioning not to its fullest but running. It has taken us a number of months to sort through all the archived files – organizing, sorting, filing the “keepers” and trashing the rest. With everything in its place, the peace and joy this new office offers outweighs the frustration and stress the transition wrought.
The past number of month I have seen God’s hands all over this move – I had questioned if this was the best for the Firm, right up to the time I changed our address on all our contact information and webpage. By the way, we do have a new address and unfortunately phone numbers. We moved three miles down the road from our previous office but could not keep the numbers we had for the last twenty-one years. But as they say about hindsight, I now see that the plan God had for this move and the changes it brought to our firm was greater than anything I could have imagined.
During all of this we continued to serve our many clients with their facility needs and I have been posting most of them on our company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dimdyn
Over the next few week and months I will start updating our webpage with pictures from the construction of: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church; Queen Street Baptist Church; West Hyattsville Baptist Church; Siloam Baptist Church; and First Baptist Church of Silver Spring.
I hope you continue to stay tuned for what’s to come as the Lord renews our spirit and in the process, renews our Firm.
John W.G. Rosecrans, AIA is the Owner and President of DIMENSIONAL DYNAMICS, Architects and Planners, Inc. located at 237 Kirkbrae Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. phone: 610.444.8680 fax 610.444.8683 email: firstname.lastname@example.org webpage: www.dimdyn.com facebook: www.facebook.com/dimdyn