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Trust Your Builder, Your Best Interest Is Their Goal

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It is commonplace for clients to ask their builder to use a trade contractor with whom they have an established relationship, and to allow that trade contractor to purchase his or her own materials, supplies, and surface protection. Homeowners commonly do this to establish an apparent environment of accountability and trust. However, this is oft a detriment to the building process. Builders purchase from their suppliers and select subcontractors based upon positive lessons learned through prior experience, as a builder’s reputation is vital to maintaining ongoing success. Allowing the builder to use familiar subcontractors and suppliers is in the best interest of the homeowner.

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Purchasing from Experienced and Reliable Suppliers

Allowing a builder to purchase from previously tried and building material suppliers tested suppliers provides assurance that all products are reliable, consistent, dependable, and pose no threat of damage to a client’s home. Builders use established suppliers precisely because they can stand behind the reliability and dependability of the purchased products, and because they truly feel that using these products is in the best interests of the homeowner. What good is protecting a newly installed carpet with cut-rate temporary carpet film when it leaves a residue on the new carpet. The extra cost spent cleaning the carpet is significantly more than the price savings of five or ten dollars.

In an effort to save on material costs, homeowners will frequently look online and look towards multiple suppliers to provide necessary fixtures for their homes. People are frequently unaware of the intricacies and the risks involved through sourcing their own products. It is commonplace that small parts of plumbing fixtures, lighting arrangements, etc… need to be ordered separately. In addition to creating time delays, this may pose the risk that the ordered products ultimately fail to meet the needs of the project, resulting in breakage and tremendous damage to a home. If in an attempt to save a little bit on a remodel, a homeowner may inadvertently order a sink that fails to meet the water pressure limits of a home. This can result in flooding damage to a home that cannot be covered by any warranties. The best way to minimize any risk in a home remodel is to allow the builder to purchase from proven suppliers.