There were tough lessons to be learned with this recession both professionally and personally. As a builder, we had to re-examine our approach to construction and decide where and how to cut costs without sacrificing our commitment to exceptional quality-built homes. Tightening our tool belt means running a job site without needless delays, working with suppliers to get the best possible price and hiring the best sub contractors in the business. Hiring a tradesman that takes pride in their work and whose goal is to complete the project on time and within budget, as well as minimizing any punch list items are several ways to cut costs.
Being a home builder in a tough economy is not easy, but throwing in the towel has never been an option. We are passionate about what we do and build every house as if it is our own or being built for a member of the family. One of the biggest reasons for our success is that we listen to our customers and what they envision for a home. The ability to listen and offer advice when solicited is key.
The latest news for the housing industry is encouraging. Our hope is that the recession will be something of the past and any future obstacles we may have to hurdle, we will have the experience to get through it again.