One of the biggest problems people have when it comes time to build their homes is actually finding the contractors themselves. It might seem easy at first, as most people will tell you there is definitely no shortage of contractors out there, but just like anything in life, nothing is as easy as it initially seems.
In April of 2014, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, when asked about his continued tardiness for events and meetings, stated that being on time is not that important. His critics, including former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, feel De Blasio’s chronic late arrivals are a result of being unorganized and are quite rude.
Design Build Pros understands that your time is extremely valuable. If a DBP Project Designer is late for their first meeting of the day, regardless of the reason, they will pay the homeowner $1.00 for each minute past the scheduled project design consultation time. If your appointment is not the first of the day, Design Build Pros will contact you upon leaving the previous meeting to update you as far as the estimated time of arrival. This commitment to timeliness and professionalism is just one of many company policies designed to make homeowners remodeling experiences more professional and pleasant. Continue reading →
Home shows are a fantastic venue for homeowners to see items for their home, get ideas, and meet the people and contractors that provide home improvement products and services. In today’s virtual world many lose sight of the fact that we do business with people and not websites. A personal touch may not be important when purchasing copy paper or an automobile part, but a home renovation or modification affects much more than the sticks and bricks of the structure. Whether the project takes one day or one month or more, the procedure affects the whole family (including pets) and will have a lasting impact. Continue reading →
In the aftermath of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Design Build Pros can help you with repairs, remodels, rebuilds, and new home construction. We have project designers and estimators on staff plus we offer full design build and architectural services. Continue reading →
Although there are many people and companies available to help homeowners begin to repair or rebuild their damaged homes, there are unfortunately as many, if not more, out there looking to take advantage of homeowners in need. Before you hire someone to work on your home, be sure to check their credentials first, even though you may be tempted to hire the first person that knocks on your door.
The first thing you should do is document all your damage using still pictures and video. It is best to have the most accurate depiction of the damage, so taking detailed notes will help as well. Next, contact your insurance company or broker. Understand what your policy covers, what your deductible is, and what the next steps towards repair should be.