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Ok so I'm talking to Sally. You are the [CO-] owner of In Bloom & also a resident of
the Orlando area, yes?
and... you had David do some work for you.
what was the first thing that you had him do for contracting
primarily in our home
ok so how did you find out about him when you were
planning to have that remodeling your home done
ok is he also an
0:45 ok ok ok whats the plans right yeah yeah
ok so when Chris referred you to David
was there anything distinctive you know it was just like I recommend this this
contractor or is there anything else distinctive that help you to choose
David for that very first remodeling job
I asked him for the name of three people, Dave was one of them.
Got three bids back.
his was not the higheest or the lowest.
...chris said dave.
recommendation that obviously ok
I really like Dave.
If my husband was a contractor, he would
He seemed like an honest, stand up guy
I love the honesty.
I really liked ok so the particular thing
was the honesty that you are here said yeah okay so that's what led up to you
first hiring him in that first project I think you said a living room remodel
what did you learn you know during the actual process about working with David
he was professional
he was always really clean
like cleaner than I am
His guys are really professional
ok and hand you I don't know how much working with other
3:21contractors or dating other people but did you have some not as good
3:27experiences with other people or you just notice got his got a really clean
I had worked with many contractors over the years
I did new contruction
and also renovations
definitely had a lot of experience with a lot of contractors.
Dave was by far the best
3:50well ok I actually did not know that already did you and intrigued to know a
4:01little bit more about that in one of the things I actually really love to setup
4:05is for people who don't know that some contractors might be less clean or less
4:10 dishonest I'm if you have a moment to say anything that comes to mind is just
4:15a real contrast between you know a lot of people kind of assume that in general
4:21anything else you want to say about how he stood out
He still has a key to my home!
and that was HOW long ago
4:34that you first had him do the remodeling
to be the reminder ok and now I understand that he had done
4:45some additional remodeling over time so I I would like a little more background
4:50in the key reference
I trust him...
enough that he has the key to my house
for when we do another project.
I trust ya so anything that you have any need for you
5:07want him to be able to have is just it's actually part partly for your own
5:14simplicity as you have so much work your mouth but okay yeah very good
5:25that initial remodeling
5:28other remodeling done including the picture and our house
in our house
he redid a room at a business
where we meet with brides
and they pick what types of flowers they would like for their wedding.
he did a great job there.
need to expand business
had to move
so let's see I think one of those involved in elevator lift ok just
6:35 three commercial jobs
did all these different projects was there any challenges or anything really
unusual that you guys ran into where you got you know maybe a story of how things
went smoothly with him that you would you know we were really relieved
Propably the biggest one would be
in our home
we were redoing the bedroom and the closet
my roofline is really odd
it was unexpected and it was dealt with timely
7:25started by refiners and therefore changes way wow
ok and when when you
8:03 when he found out about that and he let you know that I could you just talked
8:07 about that you know how we communicated that to you
I think I might have been here one morning
he and his helper
here and sharing with me
that the roof needed
8:21 extra reinforcements ARMA insurers area
he gave me an estimate of what it would be
ok almost like you know it was a unexpected thing but it was pretty
ok let's see I'm gonna jump a little bit
have you recommended him to
9:08 other businesses or homeowners (business owners or homeowners)
I recommend him to
anybody that I find out is having work done
absolutely hands down.
9:16friends I have a friend for construction renovation I okay well this has been
all the way out in daytona
and that hasn't worked for him
Anytime I have a friend who as a need for construction renovations, I tell them to call him.
this has been really good so far I'm gonna pause for a second I am gonna ask you kind of my
9:55potential concluding question and maybe see if I can pick up anything else I
10:00want to ask you about but if somebody was looking for a remodeler why would
10:08you recommend a and is there to question if somebody had a certain kind of
10:13situation would you think wow you really need to date you would be great for
10:18anything come to mind for those
I just think that anybody that is having work done should contact Dave.
10:40ok so are you aware of some of the other jobs that he has done for other people
10:57including i want for christmas
10:59ok well one of the things like I said that I didn't know is you you said you
11:13were involved in construction of multi-family homes housing was that in
11:22the Orlando area so so you how long was it that you were involved in you know
11:30the building industry for 25 years and then 25 years are you how many reminders
11:49of you left your key with 25 years
11:52one of the properties and operations manager at another very good I actually
12:35asked how many how many remodelers and left without being silly in a way but
12:42just so I wanted to reinforce that you know you were involved with 25 years
12:52more than 50 big projects as far as I know and you know I thought you had him
13:00do you remodel your house and to you know to commercial build-outs youth
13:06actually how to do even a little bit more than I thought plus you have a
13:11significant background in building and then and you're saying just to restate
13:18this kind of conclusion
If somebody was wanting to hire remodeling company what
13:28 are a couple of the adjectives you would use to describe David
13:43first when you told me was how he reminded you of your husband well as the
13:47 line you use
yes well I'm gonna go ahead you know discontinued recording I can restart it
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What do we mean by "giving our remodeling clients the insight they deserve?"
After a few decades of remodeling homes and buildings, our experience has led to many insights that we did not understand at first. Even if someone had tried to explain certain issues, it still makes a big difference to repeatedly see the long-term results of high quality work compared to low quality work.
Partnering with remodeling experts vs. just hiring cheap laborers
When you pay many thousands of dollars for a remodeling service, wouldn't you value the full partnership of an experienced remodeler? Partnership means that we are not just working for you, but working with you. Are you aware that the simple reality is that some other contractors may be more interested in getting paid than in earning your highest recommendation?
The classic example: inaccurate estimates of remodeling costs and completion dates
For instance, most people value getting an accurate estimate (from the beginning) that includes the full amount of time and money that you will need to devote to your remodel. You may know that, in general, remodelers are famous for under-estimating the budget and duration of a remodel. There are two main reasons for that:
First, some may simply be attempting to deceive home owners with attractive numbers in order to get hired. (By the way, we know of many cases of intentional under-bidding. For people who are only interested in the cheapest remodeler in Orlando that they can find, we recommend that you either reconsider or look elsewhere.)
Second, a lot of sincere contractors just do not have enough real-world experience to be able to give an accurate estimate of the costs and duration of your remodeling project. They are making "educated guesses." That is not dishonest, but it is also not the accuracy that so many home owners value.
What do experienced remodelers know that new ones don't?
Keep in mind that this is just one simple example. The most common errors in the actual work performed by inexperienced remodelers is not the issue yet. So far, we are talking only about their typical inaccuracy in their estimates of costs and time.
So, to give a precise estimate of how long a custom project will take, that requires plenty of real-world experience with jobs just like yours, right? Inexperienced contractors can only speculate. The numbers they provide tend to be low... even as low as one half of a realistic number. In contrast, only experienced contractors can make reasonable projections based on past remodeling jobs like yours. They can speak from experience. Contractors who are brand new to the remodeling field obviously cannot speak from experience.
Respect the costs of hiring the wrong remodeling contractor for you
As a quick example, we asked a recent remodeling client about her satisfaction with her remodel (which was the building of a new garage). In the full audio testimonial, you can listen to her delight about the quality of service provided to her. First, here is a short section about the wrong
. It is a sad story she told about her neighbor:
You have to be careful. They're constantly telling us... seniors [senior citizens] to be worried about scammers.
The gal next door [who had recently invested 80 thousand dollars for the remodeling of her home], she came over here and said "does he do renovations in the house" [inside] and I said "yeah, I'm talking to him about a kitchen renovation." She said "I wish I had known about him..." cause she got cheated.. Oh, she just took a beating!
If reading that send shivers through you, then you might not want to listen to the actual audio recording. That client was quite emotional about the grief of her neighbor (as well as her own gratitude for the
she used). You can listen to the short section above by clicking here:
. To hear the entire 3 minute testimonial, click here:
honest vs dishonest contractors
insured vs uninsured contractors- the risks and costs
experienced vs inexperienced contractors
We expect to earn every dollar that you will pay us (or that your home insurance company will pay us). We also expect to earn your highest recommendation.
When you hire a remodeling company, do you just want someone to provide some skilled labor or do you also want the value of our decades of experience?