Avoid a Remodeling Nightmare

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I am passionate about helping others avoid becoming the next remodeling horror story.  Why?

I grew up helping my parents manage and renovate distressed homes well before I knew what construction management really was.  After my father died nearly 30 years ago, I witnessed my mother get ripped off by an unscrupulous contractor on an extensive and expensive home renovation project.

When I started working on my own remodeling projects I discovered five reasons why my mother and countless other homeowners end up with remodeling projects gone awry.

1.    They attempt to go it alone
2.    They don’t ask the right questions
3.    They don’t understand the importance of proper pre-planning
4.    They don’t take the time to apply the due diligence needed to choose a reputable contractor for their project
5.    They fail to constantly monitor their project once it began

As a result, they are virtually guaranteed to run into problems, delays and budget-busting surprises.

Since my mother’s renovation nightmare, I have made it my mission to make sure no one ever gets taken advantage of by a contractor again.  I’ll provide you with the guiding hand of experience and home improvement reality checks so you can get your projects done right, on time and on budget. My proven process and expert knowledge have been featured by HGTV, Lowe’s for Pros, Entrepreneur magazine, BobVila.com and USA TODAY.

I do my best to speak “construction” in a way you can understand to help you gain the confidence you need to start and complete your remodeling project. What I’ll share may ruffle the feathers of some contractors across the country who don’t want you learning the truth – that remodeling projects don’t have to cost up to 50 percent more and take up to 30 percent longer than estimated.

Whether you are in the midst of completing a hands-on DIY project or managing the work of skilled professionals, I look forward to preventing and protecting you from experiencing the pain of budget overruns, construction delays and/or shady contractors by providing you with answers to the remodeling questions you should be asking … Priceless.

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