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Rene Schoop at the helm

The last thing we want to be doing is explaining or showing our clients is “how we make sausage.” This is the conventional wisdom when it comes to manufacturing because heaven forbid the end user would see the seedy side of the process. One need only to casually glance at current events in Bangladesh where an 8 story sweat shop collapsed killing 100 people.

They were making popular clothing lines. Then there was that flap in China where Apple devices were being made and employees were committing suicide over the working conditions. Rarely is much thought given to what has to go on behind the scenes to get the end product to us.

We use the sausage analogy because the process is ugly but the end result is tasty. Making sausage at Flying Pie Pizza, the emphasis was on the show. We had an open kitchen. Customers could see what goes on while your food is being prepared.

The “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” mentality is losing favor in my mind. IMHO More transparency is needed when it comes to food. I used to be told by health inspectors that we were among the cleanest restaurants in town. We had to be scrupulously clean with our open kitchen design.

At Levco we are not afraid of showing how we make sausage. The concept of being open is natural for us and we are glad to show and teach as we go. Having our clients in the process is not foreign to us because we enjoy what we do. If you think about it, we rarely get to see anything being made or fixed in front of our eyes anymore.

Holy Cow

Holy Cow

How do we do it?

In most cases we are working while the client is at work themselves and the daily progress is seen after we are long gone.

Occasionally, we come across a client that wants to be present while we are working and that is OK too. We realize that we are “on stage” while we are doing our thing. Such is the life of  remodeler. The down side is that it is not always pretty.

We recently had cabinets installed by others that were not within tolerances. Sadly we were not the first ones to notice the imperfection. Remedying the problem wasn’t pretty either, but we ultimately did. Anything less would be unacceptable to us.

At Levco we are not too busy to take a moment to explain or show you what remodeling your home is all about because we have nothing to hide. If you are one of those clients that wants to be involved in your remodeling project, that wants to understand or be involved in the process of remodeling your home, contact Levco today!

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