Choosing the Right Builder: Shapiro Pertnoy Companies Lend Their Advice

Wellington, FL – April 16, 2012 – Whether you are planning to build a home, or may simply be remodeling all or part of an existing house, it is crucial that you choose the right builder. The Shapiro-Pertnoy Companies have been in the business for 34 years, establishing an impeccable reputation within South Florida and learning the nuances of the trade. If the architect is the composer, the builder is often the conductor of the myriad elements involved in orchestrating a construction project. It is vital that compatibility, trust, reputation, quality and value are well established when deciding on your builder.

There is much that goes into the coordination of building or remodeling. The builder must harmonize the many subcontractors and suppliers, while directing the various other professionals that may be involved (engineers, designers, landscape architect, etc.) in the project. The builder must also play the essential role of conduit between the work, workers and his client for whom the work is being produced.

During your quest to find a builder there are a couple of more bits of homework you must complete:

– Meet the key members of the team that will be working on your project. Comfort and chemistry with the members of your team is essential to keep a project flowing most expeditiously. Construction projects can last a long time. The trust you have in your team must last from beginning to completion and almost always, for years beyond.

– See the builder’s work. Everyone’s idea of what world-class means is defined by their own world. Make sure theirs is yours.

– Learn your builder’s history with his customers. Get a list of 5-10 of his most recent clients and talk to each. You may want to talk to his decades-old clients for gauging follow-up performance. Ask the hard questions about personalities, trust, communications, achieving the best price and value for the client and those other issues that are important to you in a sustained relationship. Price, while often the primary criterion for choosing a builder, should be only one of the key elements in making the ultimate decision as to who is best suited for you.

Keep in mind that your relationship with your builder will likely last as long as the building(s) remains yours, if not longer. Make the proper, informed decision with a company you can count on indefinitely.