The single biggest problem in the residential detached home construction industry. There is a general feeling out there that "you get what you paid for" when it comes to the lowest bids, joe blow six pack construction worker sure like to talk about this, but my biggest beef in the industry now is 'ya sure ain't getting what you paid for'. Here is the problem that I am seeing a lot lately in the industry, so-called reputable expensive trade companies, no matter the trade, who charge an arm and a leg for their services are not delivering the quality product the homeowner is paying through the roof far and here is why. With these so-called companies their is One Guy, the boss, the one with the talent, the one guy you want putting shit together on the job but the problem is, he is leaving the work in the hands of his employees who do not give a shit and aren't as talented and passionate about the job, cause the guy that built the company you hired is too busy running around dealing with all his ther jobs across the city and not actually doing the work himself but he is charging you like he is doing the work himself cause it's his fucking company so it must be good right? But all he is doing is leaving the actual install work in the hands of his hired 'who the fuck cares' employees whom he charges out at an arm and a leg cause it's 'his fucking company' and he is good. The funny part is, it's usually these guys who complain about the so-called certain races that are taking over the trades industry in Vancouver cause they come at a cheaper price but I tell you what, the quality work in these so-called low ball bidders from other countries are actually just as good in quality if not better cause so-called whitey tradesman with the fancy trucks and logo's has his riff raff, I don't give a shit crew doing the install instead of himself whom you think you are actually paying for to do the work.
I can't tell you enough how often ya get shitty work from companies cause they are just too busy to do the work themselves so they get their lacky employees to do the job in which the final product does not meet the price that is charged. So in short, be real careful who you hire out there folks. Don't be sucked in by the fancy logos and nice trucks and clean cut salesman, estimator with the iPAD, 9 times out of 10, your best work will be from that old, grumpy, raggedy tradesman who is not so people friendly who does the work by himself in his dumpy ol' truck and real old tools that are falling apart. Trust me, it's the fact. Or better yet, hire that cheap middle easterner that everyone loves to whine about you will get just as good as a quality product if not better than the guy with the fancy truck, website and logo's.
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