Haiku Contest - Paper Crane

Recently we ask Dexter + Chaney clients to channel their inner creativity and create construction haikus. Each year, towards the end of April, Dexter + Chaney hosts our annual user conference, Connect 2017 in downtown Seattle. At this year's conference we will be announcing the first ever Dexter + Chaney Construction Poet Laureate.

Along with the satisfaction of having the best haiku, the winner will receive a special prize for their creative efforts! Here are the submissions for 2017. Let us know which is your favorite in the comments section or add a haiku of your own!

Haiku Refresher

In case you need a quick reminder on how to create your haiku (I know I did):
Haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

This year's construction haiku entries:

Chasing change orders
Profit or loss, fingers crossed
Apps and graphs keep track

—Ia Thao, Flannery Construction, Inc.

Cost overruns near?
Dexter + Chaney saves the day!
Bring me my beer fee.

—Doug Barense, Town & Country Group

Customers are dear
Keeping our techs on their toes
Turning on the A.C.

—Sarah A Page, Vaughn's Plumbing & Heating Co.

Behold! Disrepair.
Rearrange. Reform. Rebuild.
Behold! Something new.

—Travis Black, Ranger Plant Constructional

Construct it on time
Construct it on budget too
Construct it for you

—Tracey Mershon, Synergy Construction, Inc.

It is Spring again!
Time for construction fever
Thanks Spectrum Support!!!

—Janice Toporek, Metro Electric Co., Inc.

Roads are used daily
Made of Asphalt and Concrete
One is more complete

—Don Gallagher, Gallagher Asphalt Corp.

Digging, building, trim
And finish. Don’t forget to
Enter in Spectrum!

—Tina Holmes, MDU Construction Services Group, Inc.

Asphalt paves the roads.
People say it smells so bad.
Smells like cash to me.

—Stacey Malone, Jim Smith Contracting, Inc.

We build the pipelines
And use Spectrum to manage
All the data points.

—Kayla Dushanek, Strait Projects Ltd

Build what you may build
Creatively inspired
Show the world your art

—Autum Rhoades, American Waste, Inc.

Sometimes you are hot
Air conditioning rescues
Until winter comes

—Danita Owens, Brislin Inc.

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