Cooking and Contracting

Posted February 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized by John DeCiantis

I have been back in the US for a few days now and in that my prior 40-year world has been construction- I hear and talk construction. I hear that the market now is more competitive than 2-3 years ago. The buyers stack up the bidders for the best price/ deal. What do they, the buyers, hope to gain? Have we become a society of “best deals” over a culture that builds relationships, provides service and delivers quality? Do you go to Smith & Wollensky’s for a bargain steak? I bet not; and you wait patiently for the chef to prepare it to your liking. Why not ask the same of your contractor? I bet he can prepare and deliver your home dream with your trust, cooperation and realistic budget far better than being the lowest bidder; so that initially at least you believe you are getting that “great deal”. I was taught as a child- “you get what you pay for”. Is it worth a try?