Happy Holidays 2009

This is similar to cartoons I've done every year since December 1998 for the Christmas cards we mail to clients. They always include pot-bellied elves, reindeer, and my face as Santa or an elf. Now we mail out happy New Year cards instead, so the Christmas cartoon goes in our December e-News.

Lots of Fish, Few Worms

This looks more like a newspaper editorial cartoon, but I wanted to draw something that represented the current reality for everyone I know in the construction industry.

Current Business Strategy

It seems like a lot of people these days are using this type of business strategy. Maybe this guy thinks he can make up the price difference with higher volume?
August 2009 Wright e-news

Duck Cleaning

If indoor air quality is important to you, then you've got to have clean ducks.

Rough Road Ahead

Another illustration of the false economy of choosing a cheap engineer in an attempt to "save" money.
Click on the picture to enlarge it and see the detail. Two paths are shown. I recommend choosing the "Wright" way.
For more on why cheap engineering isn't cheap, click here.

Extreme Casita

In March 2009 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition returned to Las Vegas and the producers asked Wright Engineers to again provide multi-discipline engineering services. Our sister company, Wright Custom Home, was selected as the builder. With the help of dozens of subcontractors and thousands of volunteers, we completed a 3,000 square foot zero-energy home in less than one week. The episode aired nationally on ABC in May 2009.
Click here to visit the Wright Extreme Makeover website for more info on the project.
May 2009 Wright e-news

Looking For a Makeover

This accompanied the announcement in our March 2009 Wright e-news about Wright Engineers' and Wright Custom Home's upcoming involvement in ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Las Vegas.
Fortunately, of the 3,000+ volunteers who helped us complete the project, none were like Helen.


Most engineers and architects I know are hopeful that eventually BIM will be the miraculous time-saving wonder tool it's marketed to be, but at the moment it often feels like more of a hinderance than a help - probably similar to the time 25 years ago when the industry was converting to CAD.

We've Decided Not To Participate

When asked his opinion of the 1991 recession, Sam Walton replied, "I've thought about it, and decided not to participate". I borrowed his sentiments for our January 2009 Happy New Year cards.

This One's From Our Attorney...

It takes some attorneys five times as many words as a normal person to say the same thing. That could be one reason law school is three years instead of a semester and a half.

January 2009 Wright e-news