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COVER STORY: Lauto Group Logic Inc.
tionship to get the right end result," Lauto says. "The final product
has to meet and hopefully exceed the expectations."
Maintaining strong relationships means keeping the lines of
communication open and ensuring everyone has the most complete information possible, according to Lauto. Through regular
contact and centralized document storage, Lauto Group has been
able to work with as much honesty and integrity for its subcontractors as it does for its clients, Lauto says.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
In addition to the company's approach to building the right team
for the project, Lauto says Lauto Group's success can be traced
back to its unwavering dedication to fulfilling the client's expectations. "On residential projects, I think the strength that we've
always exhibited is 100 percent listening to the client and incredible attention to detail," Lauto says. "Additionally, the goal is to
not simply repeat what has worked before, the goal is to take the
means and methods to create an individualized result."
For example, several years ago the company curated the entire
construction of a home in Montauk, N.Y. Lauto listened to the client
and the concerns of how a second home needs to fulfill the function
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of providing the ultimate family getaway, but at the same time carry
costs must be reasonable. The client, a relative, intended to make the
home smaller, and less amenable, to hedge the anticipated carry costs.
Lauto suggested building a completely energy efficient, sustainable
home. Lauto's ideas were a bit ahead of his time, in fact quite often
he was waiting for technology to catch up to the plans. That included
utilizing LED lighting, which is common in homes today but at the
time was a major step outside of the box for a builder. In the end,
the house received the highest Energy Star rating, was certified by
the United States Green Building Council as LEED Gold and it was
certified Gold by the National Association of Home Builders as well.
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