One of the perks of working in the office at Barrett Made is the location. We are lucky enough to currently find ourselves at the end of Union Wharf. If you walk further than 6 feet beyond our front door, you will be going for a swim.
Being on the water is not only inspiring, it also has some very unique "benefits". For instance, we have a mink. I don't think I had ever seen a mink before being down here but there is one that lives under the building right next to our office. I have yet to see a Wharf Rat but maybe the mink scares them off. I'm not sure a mink is a benefit, but it is super cool.
You get to experience the fishing industry, up close. Right across from our office is where they offload fish from trawlers. Have you ever seen fish being sucked through a giant hose? We do. All the time. And it is awesome. Sure sometimes the smell gets a bit....ripe, but thats the smell of Maine history, and hopefully, the future as well.
One of the greatest pleasures of being here is the view. It never gets old. The sunsets down here are second to none. We like to think that being surrounded by this constant beauty, inspires us to create even more beautiful spaces. And it gives our clients a great location to come a create their own beautiful spaces.
Finally, being right on the waterfront really makes it hard to not love Maine. Even when it is 0 degrees for weeks at a time. And the boats are surrounded by ice. I mean, how lucky are we? Being on the working waterfront really connects us to the people, the businesses and the natural beauty of Maine. So, while we may move off of the water as we grow, the waterfront will always be part of our foundation at Barrett Made, and for that we are incredibly thankful.