I saw a van at Home Depot yesterday that said “We Show Up” It was the name of his company! My first reaction was “how ridiculous”. Then I thought a second and could appreciate the angle this guy was taking. It also tells us volumes about the contracting business, that a guy is going to name his business something that highlights the main flaw of contractors! It would be … [Read more...] about The 5 Tool Contractor
Now I'm sure that cute little couple from Waco are really nice people but I have to put my foot down and ask them to stop lying to me. I was watching last week and Ol' Chip was telling their wide eyed clients that he would deliver their new "open concept" kitchen for $15,000. I nearly spit out my coffee! $15,000!!! How does HGTV get away with it? I'm ready to move to the middle … [Read more...] about HGTV is lying to you
If you are considering a remodeling project don't hire me Be your own General Contractor, aka GC. If you are willing to take the time to run your own show and take the risks then I would say go for it. Why hire me with all my markups, fees, overhead, margins, messy subs and all those dreaded invoices? I wouldn't do it so let me show you how to keep me out of it. First … [Read more...] about Advice For Homeowners: Don’t Hire Me!
I often meet clients who want the do their remodeling projects in phases. This may seem like a good idea to bite off smaller chunks at a time but in reality it will cost you three of your most valuable resources.; Time Stress Money. Take for example a typical 2 bathroom remodel. The basic idea is that the contractor will come in and do one at a time, thereby never … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Not to Phase Your Remodeling Projects
For homeowners out there that are looking to complete a remodeling project or just a repair you have probably heard this simple advice. Get 3 bids Call up 3 different contractors and schedule 3 different appointments and show each of them the job and get 3 nice and tidy proposals and then simply choose the lowest price and away you go! Simply repeat for all the … [Read more...] about Get 3 Bids