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........you'll find it here at our tnc blog!
You're excited! You've just picked up the plans for your new home from the architect and you're ready to find your contractor! BEWARE. In the construction market there is no truer statement than; "you get what you pay for!!!" Whether it's a new home, addition or remodel you want to know that your hard earned dollar is going to result in not only something of beauty but structurally sound and SAFE as well. Yes it's tempting to go with the "low" bid, thinking you're saving yourself a chunk of money on your project but low bids should ALWAYS throw up a RED FLAG! You may save yourselves some money in the beginning but you WILL pay for it in the end. Shoddy workmanship, cutting corners, and using cheap products & materials in order to gain a contract is outright dangerous let alone dishonest! Go with your gut and choose the contractor who speaks to your heart. One who is not afraid to spend the time going over their bid, explaining all that's involved including all the work that you as the homeowner will never again see once the project is finished. Remember, the cost of your project is not just the window dressing of the finished result. It's all the care that's gone into what you'll never see; the things that actually matter the most. It's strength to stand up to the test of time. It's safety and security to provide a safe and functional living environment for you and your family for years to come! Hire a contractor who can show you exactly what you're paying for, what really matters beyond all the paint, floors, fixtures and pretty appliances. If you don't have a solid, well built structure to begin with, you'll pay a heavy cost in repairs in the end. Sadly you'll come to realize that contractor who's bid seemed a bit high in the beginning, would have served you better in the end. Don't be fooled by the "lowest bid".
The pics below show exactly what I'm talking about! This contractor either didn't know what he was doing or was trying to get it framed FAST and planned to cover up his lack of accuracy, proper plating, blocking, nailing, etc. hoping he could get it sheered in time to hold it all together.........and the homeowner would be none the wiser! The walls weren't framed correctly nor were they plumb to start with and the weight of the lumber alone caused the structure to fall in on itself. That was the beginning of the end for this home. Here's the perfect example of "you get what you pay for"! Don't fall into that trap! YIKES! Hmmmm, I wonder why his name isn't on his trailer????? LOL.
Well here we are. Finally our website is completed and much like any building project we know exactly how it feels to bring your visions to life!
Starting a building project can be like walking through the maze of Fun House mirrors.......you no sooner think you've made a final decision and you're confident in the plan, but darn if you don't bump into those blockades that appeared all to clear not so long ago. We completely understand and that's why we consider ourselves a different sort of Contractor. You have to be willing to trust in the company you've signed with to help you translate your vision into a reality........ then low and behold opportunities open up for new directions and before you know it, you're at the end. It's then you realize that the process was much like that Fun House, puzzling at times, maybe a little scary BUT you were still having a good time! That's important to us here at TNC. You should be excited to watch your dreams come together for your home or renovation and when you're in the hands of a Contractor you trust......it makes the journey all the more fun and enjoyable. Yes it can be scary but that's what we're here for and understand. This is our hope for all of our clients as well when they make the decision to embark on their path towards the realization of their dream home. The definition of your "dream home" can take on many different facets and it doesn't necessarily mean a new home from the ground up. Depending on your budget there are many, many ways to improve the look and feel of your home and it is here that I hope to bring just that kind of inspiration to you.
The simplicity of taking down a wall to open up a smaller space into the light of a larger presence. Revamping the shelving in your old, out-dated pantry to make it more functional for today's busy families. Possibly adding an entirely new space for that family kitchen you've always wanted........or the reality of finding that just right piece of property to build the home of your dreams. Here at TNC it is my hope to help you down the path of a more functionally beautiful and inspired reality. Please feel free to pose a question, ask for advice or consider this a place to share your building dreams. We're right here..........
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Be sure to check us out at the bbb.org! While you're there do also check out the reviews for YELP! Quite surprising and eye-opening! We've had some great reviews posted to our YELP page, all "5 Stars". But YELP controls what reviews you the public actually see if any! If a business owner is not willing to use YELP advertising services, they essentially list your reviews as "not recommended". YELP does not represent the "true views of the public" as they say they do! You can see our great YELP reviews if you scroll down and click on "reviews not recommended" they are only there because we won't play into YELPS dishonest practices! Many business owners you'll see on the BBB (Better Business Bureau) DO NOT endorse or recommend YELP for true and honest reporting.