Tony’s Terra Firma

June 2015 – The Mayonnaise Jar and the Beer

22nd May 2015

By Tony Shepley, Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the very basic elements that are really important and we have to keep ourselves from getting sidetracked by the things that aren’t. This is a piece we have published before but is definitely one that deserves re-reading from time to time. Please enjoy it. When Read More

May 2015 – How Soon We Forget

23rd April 2015

By Tony Shepley, Mother Nature must have wanted us to be happy, because she gave us the ability to remember things the way we wished they’d happened and if that doesn’t work, she also made us pretty good at forgetting them all together. This explains the old adage “Time heals all”, because given enough time, Read More

April 2015 – An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

30th March 2015

By Tony Shepley The proverb “Well begun is half done” was actually referred to as a proverb by Aristotle, who died 322 B.C., so it was a well-known saying even before his time.  As we all know, the effects of an error or omission multiply through the job, so a job well begun has much Read More

February 2015 -When there isn’t time to do it right, stop and find the time!

22nd January 2015

By Tony Shepley, Here is a story, that like most stories of regret, comes from someone not looking past the end of their nose, not bothering to think beyond the moment or of others instead of themselves. When all is said and done, the short cut becomes the long way around.   An elderly carpenter Read More

January 2015 – More Roofs Over More Heads

31st December 2014

Tony’s Terra Firma: By, Tony Shepley What do “Aging in Place”, “Workforce Housing”, and “It’s Too Expensive To Live Here” all have in common? They all have a common solution….accessory housing, the right of a property owner to have an additional legal dwelling unit on an existing property. Whether it’s a room over the garage Read More

December 2014 – Keep Youself On Solid Ground

21st November 2014

By Tony Shepley As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to take stock of the lessons we have learned to date. As a materials dealer, we get an insight into many of our customer’s businesses, and some of the lessons they learn, often times the hard way. One area in Read More

November 2014 – The Devil We Know

27th October 2014

I thought that as an un-enrolled independent voter, I might be spared the onslaught of campaign phone calls telling me who or what to vote for. I was wrong. As we approach election night, the pace has really quickened. Naively, I thought that by giving up a party affiliation and joining the great majority of Read More

October 2014 – Chess Instead of Checkers

25th September 2014

By, Tony Shepley History has an incredible way of repeating itself. As much as every generation thinks it is sailing new directions into undiscovered and uncharted waters, most everything we do has been done before, and probably more than once. Banker and Tradesman’s September 17th headline read “Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November 2005”. Read More

September 2014 – Shepley In Hyannis Gets A New Look!

25th August 2014

Our Hyannis yard has a whole new look. Using a roller rack storage system, from auto-stak Systems, Inc., that we first implemented in our Wellfleet yard some years ago, we have now changed the way we store and sell trim boards, sheet goods, decking, PVC items, fir timbers, and sensitive pressure treated items. Our new Read More

August 2014 – The Power of Unintended Consequences (Part II)

24th July 2014

By Tony Shepley Some times, after a lot of initial panic, things work out the way they’re supposed to. As the July deadline for Shepformation approached, the MA House and Senate had set a 6 person committee to look at budget differences between the House Budget that had already passed and the Senate budget which Read More

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