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Why I Am the Best Contractor in Manhattan Beach, CA

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

In my 20 years of construction industry experience I have come to learn several must have principles to be the best contractor in Manhattan Beach, CA. The quality of work is a given- so that is not what I will focus on. Contractors that are focused on the total client experience are on the right path of top-gun performance. When a contractor’s decision making matrix is focused on the client experience, several good things happen. A contractor that thinks this way will always put the interest of his/her client first. The contractor will focus on understanding the true needs and wants of the client while developing an executable plan to treat his clients house like a home instead of a construction site.

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Topics: residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor

What Does it Take to get a 100k Kitchen Remodel in Manhattan Beach, CA

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

Premise of the cost

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Topics: kitchen, kitchen countertops, residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor, kitchen remodel, construction, kitchen remodeling

Why You Should Hire a Team Instead of a General Contractor

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

Through the years the projects that we have taken on have become more technical with more facets of complexity. More choices in materials, elements of design and time constrictions due to professional obligations all contribute to a very challenging building environment. Technology has paved the way for new materials such as 3d tile patterns, complex plumbing system and digital integration in the home. Truth be told, residential construction is widely tainted by flaky and sloppy people of ill repute for those of us who strive to deliver a positive experience and quality service to clients. I think it is fair to set a reasonable expectation.

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Topics: bathroom remodel, residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor, residential construction, home remodel, kitchen remodel, construction

Hiring a Good Contractor: Keeping your Project on Time and on Budget

Posted by Lydia Solis

For contractors, spring and summer and the busiest seasons. While it is very important that you choose the right contractor, it’s also important that you understand how you can keep your project on time and on budget. The two go hand in hand.

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Topics: residential contractor, general contractor, residential construction

Lousy Construction Results: Failed Home Remodel Construction Project

Posted by Lydia Solis

It is widely known that the home remodel industry is rife with unsavory characters. The common slick pushy sales man who wears way too much cologne.  One thing that truly chaps my hide is when people move forward and hire someone because they quoted them a “super deal.” The customer was also promised the world in expensive upgrades, etc., etc. This job only has two roads. One leads to the $1 Fare and the other to the magic show. The $1 is when a customer feels like they are on a rollercoaster that rattles and is a terrifying ride. Shoddy work and no return phone calls from the contractor. The magic show is when the contractor disappears with the customer’s money and abandons the project. For a while I thought that the great recession had killed off most of these degenerate self-proclaimed ‘contractors.’  As the economy continues to grow I have noticed that some of these scumbags are slithering their way back into the market. If you can sense my contempt for these sleazy people it because they cause an enormous amount of havoc in the construction industry. Bad contractors cause home owner major anxiety. When I first meet with people it takes about 15 minutes for them to get comfortable with me. I like to think that my ethics and reputation help set their mind at ease. In most cases this is true, but I do notice more often than not people have their defenses up.

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Topics: residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor, dealing with contractors, residential construction, home remodel

How to Spot a Shady Contractor

Posted by Lydia Solis

As a residential construction company, we were of course intrigued when Adam Corolla teamed up with Spike TV for Catch a Contractor. It’s about the nationwide epidemic of shady contractors giving the good ones a bad name. Innocent people who need work done on their home and end up being scammed by these “contractors”. The contractor vanishes like a ghost with the customers’ money and leave hack jobs behind.

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Topics: residential contractor, general contractor, remodeling contractor, dealing with contractors

4 Reasons Why People Hate General Contractors

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

The construction industry has a notorious reputation of harboring unsavory characters. Many
people would prefer to deal with a ‘used car salesman’ than a General contractor.  I recently read a report published by

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Topics: bathroom remodel, residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor, home maintenance, property maintenance, residential construction, new construction, kitchen remodel

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