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Ed Storer
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Username: ed_storer

Post Number: 73
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 03:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I'll add my thanks to Colin for the entire 4Specs site. I like the forum, but I've found the home page very useful.
Ed Storer, CSI Member Emeritus
Lynn Javoroski FCSI CCS LEEDŽ AP SCIP Affiliate
Senior Member
Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 2254
Registered: 07-2002

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 06:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Colin has been a great help to all of us in many ways, from the cataloging to the discussions to the "no registration" buttons. He's made our jobs easier. So thanks, Colin! Stay warm and hope to see you next year.
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Username: wbevier

Post Number: 67
Registered: 07-2004

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 - 10:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Thank you Colin.
I have, and hope to continue to use 4 Specs as my primary resource for manufacturer sites/contacts and check this discussion site a few times a week and more often when I get a notification of a timely topic.
The Changes segment is also one of the few ways I can keep track of the ever changing manufacturer acquisitions, mergers, and closings.
George Wade Bevier, FCSI, CCS, LEED AP BD+C
Arlington VA 22201
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Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 - 11:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

My question to Colin...is there a succession plan...when Colin retires?

On vacation and I'll respond in more detail when I am back. Colin
Colin Gilboy
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Username: colin

Post Number: 480
Registered: 09-2005

Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2021 - 07:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I have is formal succession plan. If I were to die unexpectedly the 4specs website and discussion forum would continue to run with no updating or advertising renewals. The hosting and domain management fees would be drawn from the corporate checking account as long as needed until someone else took over.

I maintain an operations manual describing how I maintain 4specs and the passwords to the web server and email accounts and financial accounts.

This operations manual includes people to contact to discuss what is needed for 4specs to run into the future and to set up a sale or new manager.

That said, I am 76 years old and am in great shape. I intend to run 4specs for a long time. I appreciate the continued mental challenge as it keeps me alert and financially solid. When I take vacation time off I am reminded of the benefits of mental challenges and staying in good shape physically.
Colin Gilboy
Publisher, 4specs.com
702-505-9119 - Las Vegas
Lynn Javoroski FCSI CCS LEEDŽ AP SCIP Affiliate
Senior Member
Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 2258
Registered: 07-2002

Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2021 - 09:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Sounds more like you're 76 years young! (grin) Seriously, Colin, I hope you do continue well into the future. The industry needs what you're doing, and it needs you. (I've got you by about 2 years)
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Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 - 08:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

My question wasn't intended for Colin to reveal the extent/detail of succession, but more for about the continuation of this forum/website into the future...whether by choice (i.e., retiring) or otherwise (heaven forbid). But thanks Colin.

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