CornerStone Contracting Services
Hired 10 times
14 years in business
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
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Floor Installation or Replacement
Closet and Shelving System Installation
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was always drawn to carpentry and Contracting from a young age I suppose. My father was a General Contractor, so I spent summers with him on a lot of remodel jobs. I am actually the sixth consecutive generation to become a Journeyman Carpenter and Contractor. I suppose you could say its just in my blood. I knew from the age of 14 I would be designing, building, remodeling, and restoring homes.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You should take time to review the amount and types of formal training, as well as experience, any contracyor you are considering has recirved. Is he a guy with a hammer, a truck, and a litle DIY skill, who decided to change careers on a whim? Look for qualified Tradesmen, preferably those who have completed an Apprenticeship in their chosen trade. The education and skill developement aquired through the process is very similar to that which attorneys, doctors, accountants obtain in graduate study.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Probably the most important thing to ask yourself is "What do I hope to accomplish through the project", and develop a very clear answer to that. For example, a major kitchen renovation: is it really about new modern stainless appliances, imported solid stone counters, beutiful handcrafted custom walnut cabinets, etc.; or is it aboug the family dinners around the table in the new breakfast nook, an open ease of flow which allows involvement and interaction between the kitchen, dining room, living room, and patio, so Mom can enjoy the festivities WHILE preparing the holiday meal for 25 guests. The real focus here for you is not the modern updated showcase finish, but facilitateing an increased amount of family time and bonding through design planning. Knowing this can drastically impact the way your contractor is able to advise you in the process to better suite that objective.