Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Construction is a seasonal business. In the spring and summer clients are looking for decks, sunrooms and large additions. The fall tends to be more interior work as customers contemplate expanding their living space in preparation for another New England Winter, such as a master suite, kitchen renovation, a great room or a finished basement. The winter tends to be a season to minimize damage - roof repairs / gutters, etc.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Get several estimates, at least 3. Ask questions about the materials they will use. Who exactly will be doing the work and in what areas will subcontractors be used? How long will the project last? What are the common occurrences that add time to a project (the discovery of bug damage for instance)? Ask to view some of their previous work via a website or by speaking to a previous customer directly.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. We enjoy helping homeowners take their ideas from the concept stage and help make them a reality. Quality construction projects that last, combined with the satisfaction of home owners are our best form of advertising.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How Much will it cost? Obviously, cost is a huge factor for home owners in deciding how big of a project or which types of materials they will proceed with. This is where the personal service comes in. We work with the home owner based on their specific situation and price point to deliver a quality product within a price range that is realistic for them. It's about value.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. When I was a teenager I began taking care of our family homestead owned by my grandmother. The skills I learned progressed naturally into my love of carpentry, construction and the general maintenance and up keep of property. Also, the economic uncertainty of whether or not I will be able to rely on social security income when I can retire, I chose to pursue investing in, and maintaining multi family properties.