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gschneider
A home filled with much soul. Interesting & inviting.
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JTBaldwin
The bookcase wall with the portraits is spectacular!
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pitapattern
Love every inch! What a mesmerizing and eloquent yet visionary and inspired almost cooky space!
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bergamont
Just wonderful!
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Crystal Swanson
Having been in the homebuilding and remodeling business for over 40 years, this is why you want to hire a general contractor and go with his subs (with rare exceptions):
1. A general contractor has liability and work comp insurance over all his subcontractors, in addition to an umbrella policy covering anything else. This is a HUGE part of our overhead costs.
If something goes terribly wrong, that general contractor will be there for you, along with insurance coverage. If you hire "Joe Schmo" because he's cheap, he may do a lousy job, wreck something, do
poor quality work, and then disappear. You have no recourse.
2. Subcontractors want a steady stream of work and they will return for repairs, small stuff, etc. for the sake of future work from the general contractor. That is often times the only leverage we can apply to have a sub come back and touchup something small. If you hire him directly, and you paid him, you may have a hard time getting him back.
3. General contractors keep their "good subs" because of the quality of their work. They know who cuts corners behind the scenes and who doesn't. An untrained eye has no clue. Also, he can coordinate the subs so the plumber gets there when he needs to ahead of the electrician, etc. If you hire your uncle the electrician and he works weekends for you, that may hold up the process for a lengthy time.

We base our business on quality and integrity, and we don't cut corners. We have repeat customers lined up and even managed to keep going through the Housing Bust. You get what you pay for.
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Nordic Construction
Crystal- you are so correct on all points here. The problem with experience (its been said many times) is that you get the test before the lesson. I have been underbid many times by newbie builders who have had the project spiral out of control by poor money management or poor scheduling and organizational skills. There are many tradesmen who are great at their respective trades- but fail miserably at being Builders or General Contractors. It's a whole different set of skills and it takes YEARS to perfect. It is as much an art as it is a science. Never compete on price- never never never.
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adivra
Absolutely want the linen closet pull outs.
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