Her courtyard had a maintainence-free fence and an arbor that followed the flow of the gate that had her name on it. The office was cement board siding and roof, vinyl trim and windows, treated framing, composite decking and landing, all finished off with a nice porch light.
Even when she wasn't in the truck she was still on it.
Her bed was designed like an old-fashioned tool box. She had a smaller version for her own tool (toy) box.
In 2005 we added a new crew member, PJ O'Tool, Handy Dog. When she joined us she weighed less than 15 ounces, but grew to be a full 4 pounds. In addition to being the Handy Dog she was the Office Manager and Project Supervisor. Most days she rode along to hardware stores or sat in the truck while I worked on estimates. If she didn't go to the store, I was often reminded to bring her in the next time. Folks were so drawn to her she got her own business cards that listed her as "Handy Dog. Landscape Specialist. Holes Dug. Lawn Fertilized." Sadly, in August of 2016 she lost her fight with cancer, but we keep her memory alive with this page.
A very short dog and a tall bed required steps to get her up and down. Made from oak with a washable runner.