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Who ya gonna call?
Paragon C&D Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 • Posted July 20, 2012 8:31 AM

Who ya gonna call for your construction job? This is really an open question. You can look in the local newspapers, talk to friends, look on line, and decide on who you want to call about your construction job. I suggest you contact a couple of them and get prices to compare. I do have to tell you about a recent experience. We received a call to do a partial remodel in phases. We had this customer that wanted quality and someone they could trust with guaranteed work. We completed phase one of the project. Going into phase two was a bit more difficult because the customer kept changing their mind. I can’t begin to tell you how many design renditions we did. During all this, they had a roofer out doing some work. Well, low and behold, the roofer saw what we were doing and decided to throw his hat in the pool to do the remodel. So what is wrong with this picture?

First off, we are the full fledge builder verses a roofing company. We had rendered numerous drawings already. Plus, we emphasized we permit our work and guarantee it. So what would you get by going with a general contractor verses the roofer? If you go with us, you get quality work, permitted, and guaranteed. If you go with the Roofer, what do you think you would get? Needless to say, the customer went with the roofer. Supposedly, the price was better but the roofer did not have to permit the work. Now what kind of guarantee do you think the customer will get?

Is your project all about price? What happened to the quality and guarantee? You hire certain people to perform certain jobs. General contractors have the knowledge of the whole project. Does the roofer know electric and plumbing? Is the roofer insured? With the lowest price, are you getting the same thing? And again, with a low price, ask about the warranty. Most low price bids, normally come back with some change orders. I have seen numerous low price bids turn into being higher than the mid to high bid on a job. It is a way to secure a job. Think about it. As always, you have to live with the finished outcome. Wouldn’t you want to protect yourself and your family?

For ALL Your Real Estate and Building needs or questions, call Debbie at (713)818-6658 or (830) 833-4249 or by e-mail

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