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The Difference is Your Safety and Peace of Mind
consulting vs remodeler
As consumers in the remodeling or construction industry we trust businesses with our money and our faith based upon our perceptions of the firm's expertise, time in the industry, size of the firm, and web resources including home pages, yelp reviews, google reviews, testimonials and sometimes BBB reviews.
There are few industries that require a larger leap of faith than the construction industry. Most construction companies owners have little hands on artisan experience and typically are novice business owners. There is a reasonable fear for the consumer because clients want access to the construction company's experience and industry insight, but fear giving the company tens of thousands of their precious investment dollars. There is a safe alternative.
You give no large down payment. You have access to key professional services. All trades are licensed (as required) and insured. You control the costs and scheduling for your project. In short, you get the benefits of the builder without the inherent dangers or the high price.
Builders receive volume discounts from trades and materials providers because of the quantity of business they do with their vendors. You receive the same discounts.
Reputable Remodeling Contractors mark up material and labor costs 100%. This is a standard in the industry to cover costs of doing business, and mistakes in your project. You pay only the builder's costs for materials and labor as the costs occur. You hold your investment dollars until you pay the vendors directly for their goods or services.
Reputable Builders enlist the services, and charge marked up fees, for Architects, Engineers, and Interior Finish Selection Professionals, to create the detailed framework for your project. You have access to those same services at the builder's rate. Always select your builder before you hire an architect. Your budget is your chief concern. The builder knows the true costs of your project. Designers and engineers do not.
Most builders have inadequate knowlege and experience to manage your project. Most feel they can't remain profitable or competitive if they hire and pay for professional project management. Subsequently, they rely on their trades to manage and control the quality and progress of each individual task as the project proceeds. ZeroDown Consulting provides expert project coordination for your project ensuring a high quality standard and no shortcuts.
ZeroDown Consulting keeps the control and funding of your project in your hands while keeping you out of the remodeling / construction business. Weekly reports and continual communications ensure your peace of mind and eliminate unwanted surprises.