Over the years, we at Otterbeck Builders Inc. have experienced many challenges and obstacles; you name it and we’ve encountered it.
Therefore, we offer up these Tips of the Trade to help keep the working relationship a casual one and alleviate any ‘unexpected’ circumstances.
Know your budget—know exactly what you can afford and want to spend, but build in a 10% cushion for any upgrades and/or potential changes. If you can’t afford everything you want, decide what’s most important now (and what can be done later) so you can get both projects done to your satisfaction without having to cut corners to squeeze both into one budget.
Change is inevitable—know that you will make changes along the way and that they can sometimes extend the project, pushing back the completion date. (Refer to Terms & Conditions of Home Improvement Contract)
Rome wasn’t built in a day—the best job may not always be the quickest job; you can’t rush perfection. In today’s microwave society, we sometimes forget that quality work takes time.
Proof of payments—request Progress Payment Releases for each payment made on the contract.
Be a team player—you and your contractor are on the same team; work together toward the goal.
Relax—The work is done, there’s no more dust and no more noise; it’s time for you & your family to enjoy your perfect (and painless) project!
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The guys were GREAT! They went above and beyond to help me and answer my questions. Your electrician and painters were also really good and I would use them all again on other projects.Doug & Lynn Roche Clifton Park
Your staff was excellent in all phases of construction. We appreciated his friendliness and professionalism. We will consider you first for any future projects.Deb Jameson & Lorelei Heidenstrom Schenectady
Thanks for a job well done. Our bathroom turned out great. Brian kept us up to date on what was going on and when as did Jay. We would definitely recommend your company.Barbara Vanat Valatie
Everything was done in a very professional manner, and we must say that everyone, especially Matt & Joe, were extremely friendly and helpful!Blaine & Carol BryceLoudonville