Todd Thoman, our ace ED person at Agracel, returned from a Norfolk Southern ED Conference where Randy Broome from Duke Power shared his top 10 lessons learned from doing numerous site visits over the years. I’ve encountered my share of these same problems over the years and thought that you would enjoy them also. Here they are:
10. Some “sites” aren’t really sites.
9. It is not good form for the local developer to get lost on their way to the site.
8. It is not good form for the local developer to run out of gas on their way to the site.
7. The number of major bumps in the access road is directly proportional to how fast the local developer drives.
6. Site consultants don’t give a damn about “the oldest barber shop” or “the first hydrant” in the county.
5. Site consultants DO care about “the best barbeque restaurant” in a community—EVERY time!
4. Helicopters are fun (for awhile); and they don’t need doors!
3. If a gas or water utility rep doesn’t know the answer, the answer is always “It won’t be a problem!”
2. If a site ain’t got no deer stand, it ain’t no site
1. Them big hills is why God made Caterpillar