Tony’s Terra Firma


No, I am not on your vacation (but I’m still glad you’re here)

By Tony Shepley The easiest thing we do by the end of August is to begin to resent some of our summer visitors. Looking at them from our native perspective, it’s clear that they aren’t too sure where they’re going, not too urgent to get there, and may in fact be coming home from a Read More


What’s In Your Pocket

By Tony Shepley Folding pen knives have been around since the 15th century and served many purposes including sharpening a lot of quill pens in the years leading up to the 1800’s. Blades became longer and jack knives became popular throughout the world to the point in the 1880’s when soldiers in the Swiss Army Read More


Less is more….more or less

By Tony Shepley We are enjoying a health awareness boom at Shepley. 4 years ago, we began a wellness program for employees.  We’d always rather invest in prevention than in cure! For the first two years, we were certainly writing the checks but not yet reaping the rewards. We had a small group who was Read More


Calmer Choice

By Tony Shepley “It is not necessary to change…but then again, survival is not mandatory” Edward Deming I believe we can also credit Mr. Deming with one of my all-time favorites, “You get what you inspect, not what you expect”. Plentiful are the ways in which we shy away from choice. Choice is not something Read More


What You Want Isn’t Always What You Need

By Tony Shepley How many times do we, or our homeowner clients, look at one aspect of a situation without considering the whole picture? A perfect example is one I ran across in which a builder asked me to review a disclaimer he had written. The homeowner requested that kiln-dried, pre-stained shingles be butted tight Read More


Shepformation... The Shepley Newletter

  • NYLE Robert J. Horne Jr. CHIPS Award

    The Northeastern Young Lumber Execs (NYLE) recentl

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  • How to Choose a Builder

    By Tony Shepley Why do you need a builder? If you

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  • Dealer Community Service Award

    We are proud to announce that Andersen Windows has

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