Written by Mina Fies, Synergy Design & Construction
Many homeowners make assumptions about the general contractor or remodeling firm they pick for their remodel. You get a great first impression from the initial sales meeting, but, odds are those aren’t the same people who’ll actually be in your home doing the work every day.
Carpenters and construction crews will be in your life, around your kids and overseeing your investment each day of the project, so don’t forget to ask questions during the selection of a remodeling partner about the people actually doing the work:
- Are your carpenters in-house employees or subcontractors?
- Do I have a dedicated lead for my project?
- What training or certifications do workers have?
- What standards will the staff follow while they’re in my home?
- Who will have access to keys while work is being completed?
So much of a home remodel depends on labor, so it’s important you’re comfortable with the field expertise of your team.
While all of our carpenters are in-house team members, and one will be assigned a specifically oversee your project’s quality, safety and security protocols, not every company operates that way.
It takes a lot of trust to invite people into your home and we don’t take that lightly. Although many of our clients live in the home while we’re remodeling, others schedule their remodel while they’re out-of-town, or even relocating from outside of the area!
Regardless of who you choose to remodel your home, the point is to go beyond the initial sales call and find out who will actually be doing the work and overseeing your project.
Our Reno of the Month features a client who was living in Massachusetts during both the design and construction phases of their project.
We took all the necessary measures to ensure we delivered a perfect renovation while respecting safety and cleanliness, leaving nothing behind but a gorgeous, transformed home. Their neighbor even commented, “Thanks again for the neighborly way the crew handled everything. It’s really like we never knew you were there!”
Want to learn more about our team? Find out Who We Are!
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