I Think I Want a Bobcat!
I recently had a chance to work with Two Rivers Marketing on a photo shoot for a Bobcat dealer publication, and it was a great experience. I can't say enough kind words about Kendra from Two Rivers Marketing, an individual who is truly an asset to her organization. The business side of things was so well looked after, so efficiently and professionally handled that I can only imagine they have many, very happy clients. You can really tell a great deal about a company by the people they hire, and I know that the team at Two Rivers is top notch. Click on their name or here to check out their web site, they do some great work!
But now... why do I want a Bobcat? You know, one of those little construction machines that move earth, dig holes and do just about anything you can imagine? Yup, those are the ones! I have to admit, there is really nothing a photographer could really need a Bobcat for, but the gear-head in me (and to some extent the little boy playing with Tonka toys in the sand box... but lets just keep that between us) just grins at the prospect of one of these awesome little machines!
I had a chance to meet John Russell from Bobcat of Durham East in Courtice, who was the subject of the article along with his client James.
James Dennison is the owner of ASTONIA Landscaping, a company with a long and stellar track record - check them out, they have been doing beautiful work since 1975! Both gentlemen were a pleasure to work with. I could tell by the way John and James related to one another that the team at Bobcat Durham East really treats their customers like family, and that the support does not end with the sale. After meeting John and James I couldn't be happier to know that these two hard working guys will be highlighted in print and I am very proud to be able to play a small part in it.
Of course, it was an apocalyptic looking day, with 40 mph wind gusts and a sky the colour of lead, and water in various degrees of freezing was pelting us on and off, just to make things more interesting. Now, given the conditions, you could really excuse John and James for being a little less than impressed with having to stand there and listen to some guy with a camera taking time out of their day to tell them to shake hands yet AGAIN... But no. They were a pleasure to work with, handled all the challenges with great humour and a gracious attitude.
I can tell you, the old US Postal Service motto that "neither rain nor snow" etc., certainly applies to these guys - and to top it off they did it all with a smile. A big thank you to them for their time and a great experience.
And if I can somehow figure out why a photographer needs a Bobcat I will be calling John for sure. Seriously. If any of you can think of a way that would not raise any Revenue Canada eye brows, leave it in the comments. I know where I will go to buy one!
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