Why we hire the wrong people

Summer 2018 is almost over–I mean I go back to work next week–and we have made some real progress on the house.

A bunch of stuff we did for ourselves, but there were some things we needed help with.

This was the back porch in April 2017.

Remember that post Seeking Carpenter? I needed help building a landing and stairs for the back porch. Well, we found one and he proved once again that way back when we first started our project, we had no clue how to hire people! (To be fair to ourselves, the whole renovation industry needs an overhaul, but I’ve explored that before.)

This time, instead of a) waiting for a large, reputable home-builder (like HW Construction, whom I recommend if you can snag them) to find time to fit our tiny project into their busy schedule or b) signing our lives away to a mid-sized “Renovation Contractor” (maybe one with glitzy marketing materials, a glitzy web-site, glitzy questionable “awards”, lots of positive reviews everywhere from people you can’t actually get ahold of on the phone and a long list of lawsuits to their name) I hired a guy from the neighbourhood.

His name is Craig Pinsent and I can totally recommend him so give him a call:

Pinsent Custom Carpentry 604-999-0112 [email protected]

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