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We recently completed a large addition at our home and recruited Dakota Builders to oversee the project. This was not a small undertaking, by any means. Kevin showed up everyday, on time, negotiated with contractors (there were many) and met with us on a daily basis to discuss ongoing progress, quotes, time frames, etc. He worked closely with our architect, laid out everything and was very detail oriented. We made the right choice with Kevin. His work ethic and attention to detail is outstanding.Feb 7, 2018
Kevin (aka: James) is an incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, creative guy. After having listened to other contractor's possible solutions, Kevin was light years ahead of anybody else in terms of his solution to my problem. My problem required a unique solution, and because of Kevin's experience, he was able to envision and execute a unique solution. I recommend him very highly to anybody who needs structural framing work done.Jul 27, 2018Verified
Kevin and Steve delivered on everything we agreed upon - and within the agreed upon timeframes. The quality of workmanship is excellent - we love our new bathroomApr 11, 2018Verified
work has not yet startedAug 13, 2018Verified
Try being polite, for a start.Jan 29, 2018VerifiedDakota Builders's reply
In business both the customer and the contractor have to make choices. Sometimes this can be difficult.Although we had only met the once,my decision would be clear. I felt it could onlr be in my best interest not to work for you for a couple of reasons. one; Honesty ..... to start.
License Type: Home Improvement Contractor (CT)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Only that it is fair and reasonable: communication and mutual agreement is key. And always bring up any potential unforseens you may think could occur. That's important. No surprises if you can help it. This basically applies more so to remodeling than new construction. Experience applies here.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My obvious first move would be to contact the person(s}. Gives you the opportunity to not only discuss the job but to also make the potential customer feel a little more comfortable as the conversation progresses. communication. We then plan to meet where we can discuss the details of the project,usually at the site but not always.if there are plans, that's cool,. , if not, no problem, we'll make them if we need them. depending on the job ,it may take more than 1 or 2 meetings to get exactly what the customer wants. notice I use the word 'we' alot. my job is to satisfy the customer and make sure they are involved every step of the way. we would then have to agree on a fair price and aiso on a start date.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?see next question