…not entirely, anyway.

Funny, when we decided to take on our current renovation project, the thought of working with a general contractor never occurred to us. Yes, we were taking on the complete gutting and rebuilding of a 2400 sq. ft. structure with plans to expand it to 3000 sq. ft. (our largest reno project to date), yet, no, it still didn’t occur to us.

It wasn’t until after we completed the demolition phase (read about that enormous undertaking in my post called Sweat Equity) that it happened; organically and unplanned. We were working with our ‘windows and doors guy’ and while discussing the overall vision and timing needs the conversation turned to his suppliers, his direct line to top-of-the-line building materials, pricing options, the multitude of construction/trade contacts he has (many already under his employ) and perhaps most importantly, his experience with similar projects. This, in addition to the quality and speed with which he and his team installed the doors and windows, told us that if we were to consider working with a general contractor, he would be the one.

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Next week I’m talking about our experience with a custom furniture builder. #MindsBlown  His team builds beautiful things with reclaimed, hemlock barn wood.

Until then, have a great week!

Have you ever worked with a custom furniture builder? Tell us in the Comments section below!


Roy Perreault

Operations Manager | Your Money Matters

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