name is F.E. Sawyer.
I’ve been involved in the Metal Building Industry
for over 28 years. I care about the industry and
the reputation of our business. On many occasions
I have been approached to correct mistakes or finish
a job done by dishonest, unscrupulous contractors.
The following information could help protect you
from being a victim of the unprofessional contractor
that haunts this industry.
Most people spend more time planning a vacation
than they do a major building project for their home
or business. If you are making plans to build
a house, barn, carport, RV storage or any other project
in the near future, consider consulting a professional
builder that is an expert who can answer all of your
building questions and make suggestions to save time
and money. Please keep in mind the following information
before you sign a contract with any building contractor.
Lowest Price may not save you money! It’s
not necessarily true that you save money with the
lowest price. There are many ways to cut the price
of a building while also cutting the quality of the
building. As the saying goes, “You get what
you pay for.”
high-pressure sales people. High- pressure
sales tactics can push you into a bad decision when
buying or contracting a construction project. A qualified
professional will never pressure a buyer into signing
an agreement until all phases of the job are completely
the buyer carry Texas Workers Compensation?
Make sure your builder carries Texas Workers Compensation.
This protects you, the homeowner, if a worker is injured
while on your property. Without it you can be held
responsible for the worker’s medical bills and
recovery time. In today’s world, lawsuits are
abounding and it’s best to be protected.
your builder a member of the Better Business Bureau?
The BBB is a service to protect you, the consumer.
Make sure your builder has a clear record before you
sign on the dotted line. Remember, it’s a free
your builder provide references? A good contractor
should be happy to provide you with references. Most
people will tell you if they have had problems with
their builder or his workmanship. Ask questions, such
as , Was the job finished on time? Was the job completed
to your satisfaction? Did the builder honor his price?
Was the builder easy to contact and work with?
written proposals, Always! You want and need
a detailed proposal of agreed work, the total costs
and the plan for payment. Your banker will not accept
anything less. Should a contractor look at your project,
utter a price out of the air, and scribble an amount
on the back of a business card, show him the door.
Save yourself a lot of time and wasted money.
about down payments? If a contractor asks
for a large amount of money up front, be careful.
This could be a tip off that they are not in good
financial shape and you could be in for a rocky experience.
encourage you to study the information presented.
Hopefully it will help you in your planning stages
and prevent a disaster later.
We at F.E. SAWYER BUILDING
SYSTEMS can show you how we have helped
many others add a beautiful building to their property
for their enjoyment and to enhance the value. Please
feel free to come by our office. We always have
the coffee on. We will be fair and honest, and
here to stay.
“Frank”, Gene, Clinton and Todd Sawyer
F.E. SAWYER BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC.
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