A Low Priced Home Remodel Should Never Be Your Highest Priority!
Posted on: October 2, 2016
Low Priced Home remodel ?
In the remodeling industry, you can’t be good, fast and cheap. Companies try to convince people every day that they can buy a remodeling service combining high standards of workmanship AND superior quality materials at “dirt cheap” prices. It is an unrealistic ideal perpetuated by marketing companies. Their company’s mission is to promote this common misconception, A LOW PRICED HOME REMODEL, which only produces unobtainable expectations for the homeowner. Plain and simple, this is simply a marketing tactic to get a salesman in your front door.
Your home remodeling project is not a product or a commodity! It is a SERVICE! Having a working relationship with your contractor should be of utmost importance. You should be involved together as a team, striving toward the common goal of making any remodeling project in your home a reality.
We have been a local, Baltimore based business for 18 years and we see what happens regularly in the remodeling field, Good, unsuspecting people get mislead every day by unethical home improvement contractors.
Every homeowner’s remodeling project is unique. During the initial consultation with all of our potential clients, YOU, the homeowner has the opportunity to express your wants and needs involved in the remodeling of your home. Our highly qualified staff will present you with a clear, detailed and accurate estimate that fits your requirements. Our estimates include an exact description of what you want to change in your current living space and what Trademark Construction along with their engineer and designer says is doable, and what is not feasible, based on the Maryland State and Local County building codes.
And then what happens?
We receive that call or an email that says … “Mr. Estimator, we will not be working with your company because we received an estimate from another contractor and the difference is huge! They are $5000 cheaper!”
That is the first red flag. IF the dollar difference is huge, many things are missing from the “cheap estimate”.
Things you need to ask yourself are:
- Is this “cheap contractor” licensed and insured through the State of Maryland?
- Does this “cheap estimate” include everything that was discussed during our initial consultation?
- Does this “cheap estimate” cover all your needs?
- Is the work going to be compliant to the Maryland State and Local County building codes?
- Are you actually working with this “cheap” company and their own employees or are they hiring some guys off a home improvement store parking lot to do the work in your home?
Months later we receive that frantic call…” Mr. Estimator, we have a huge issue! Our remodeling project is not finished! All of our money is gone and the “cheap contractor” is nowhere to be found!”
The amazing, awe inspiring remodeling project that was supposed to transform your house into your dream home is now a true nightmare. The home renovation that was supposed to meet YOUR unique needs, increase the worth of your house, bring your family and friends together, and in turn, bringing joy and more celebrations has left you emotionally and financially drained. This experience should have been thrilling and stress free, and now you are discouraged and overwhelmed.
Please, as a warning, do not work with unlicensed people. It is against the law for them to do any work on your home. They do not pay taxes, do not employ trained and skilled crews, nor provide insurance to protect you and your home, or even their own workers. This is the reason they can give you a “cheap estimate”. They contract work illegally and if they are caught doing work on your home without the proper permits, insurance, etc. it will be YOU, the homeowner who faces the financial burden of their unethical business practices. If they are caught, they may face criminal charges, but you will still be out any money that you have already paid them as well as live with an incomplete renovation with little or no recourse for reimbursement. Our best advice? Do not let them in your house.
This is why our standards are so high. We offer our clients the finest quality materials and our professionally trained crews with each and every job we do. Will it cost a little more, YES, it may, but consider the alternative. Our mission is to provide you with superior customer service, and we will be with you from concept to the culmination of every job to assure that you are 100% satisfied with our services.
Here is the thing. We will not bid low to get jobs or steal customers. Absolutely NOT! All these years, even in the toughest times when other giant companies went out of business, our company has remained strong. We will not compete with unlicensed people.
Our secret? Work ethics. We will be honest with you at all times. We will provide you with a fair and reasonable estimate for the work that you wish to have done. We will not cut corners when it comes to serving our customers.
We offer what you are looking for … QUALITY AND SERVICE.
That includes a relationship and open communication with the professional staff of our company and it starts from your very first phone call. Our receptionist is very well educated, experienced and will assist you courteously. Our estimators are engineers and designers, highly skilled in their fields, and they follow the state’s code and local ordinances when preparing. Our professional, trained crews will be at your house every working day on time, with ethical work. Any issue or concern will be discussed respectfully with no hesitations.
The owner of Trademark Construction, Mr. Vasilios Vouros, not only runs the company, but also is the Project Manager for every renovation. Before the job starts, he will meet with the crew to go over every detail of your home improvement. During the construction phase, he, and the rest of our staff and crew are always available to address any questions or concerns. Nightly during construction, our competent work crews will assure that your home is cleaned and neat until work begins again. You will never left with dirt and construction debris. We want your home renovation to be as pleasant and stress free as possible.
At the conclusion of the remodel, Mr. Vouros will inspect every detail with the homeowner making SURE that you are completely satisfied with the quality of the work and the materials and the service of our staff. Even after we have completed your project, our relationship will continue. If anything should occur with your present work, we do offer you labor warranty. We also strive to have you become a repeat customer.
So, BE CAREFUL, who you choose to let into your home and trust with your hard earned money!
This not an advertisement but an honest and frank discussion. Protect yourself from damage and get what it is WORTH. Invest in your home the right way.
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