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The remodeling business is a fickle one. We found ourselves setting up for the 9th annual remodeling home show. Each year we showcase a willing clients home that we have remodeled. Each year someone says…” I would have done it this way or that” My pat answer is always the bottom line is that as a remodeler, we can only do what our client’s want.
Some folks know exactly what they want and others need coaching. My favorites are the ones that have a good idea and are open to suggestions.
Diane says “As long as it isn’t illegal, we’ll do it”. A tongue and cheek way of saying that we do all sorts of projects. I’ll be the first to admit I have an issue with saying “NO”.
Do we influence the design? Sure, do we select the materials? No, do we select the colors? No, do we get the credit? Do we get the blame?
When design goes right
I remember hugging a woman when asked a disarming question while we were showing of a home where we had done a huge addition. “Now remind me again Joe” she said, “Were did the old house stop, and the new part begin?”
How we influence decisions.
- We use designers to guide our clients
- We use architects to guide our clients
- We give our opinion based upon our experience
- We keep up on trends and new materials that are available
- We share images of past project and recommend Houzz & Pintrest
There is a groove when we share the vision a client has of their home and are able to make it happen. It often begins with showing me an image in a magazine just like happened in this kitchen backsplash situation. In most cases we are able to knock it out of the park.
Lightning strikes again
In another project, a similar situation arose. Our client’s wanted to bring several elements together for a custom fireplace mantle. In this case a drawing was all we had to work with. The results of our in house finish carpentry team are astonishing.
Projects like these and more do not happen by accident. It takes focus, great communication skills, patience, and old world craftsmanship.
At Levco, “Our goal is to create enthusiastic referrals”. This is how we do it one project at a time.
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If you or someone you know is considering remodeling or just wants to speak to a trustworthy remodeling contractor please contact me, you’ll be glad you did.