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Remodeling A Perfect Fit What’s the value of a finishing contractor for your remodeling, renovation and maintenance work. By Anthony Darkangelo, CEO, FCA International Clark Johnson, Marketing Director, Finishing Chicago I f prospective tenants take one look at your entrance or lobby and make a mad dash in the opposite direction, or if you can’t remember the last time your building was refreshed because it was so long ago, it may be time to spruce up your building. It doesn’t take a leap of faith to find qualified, trusted contractors for painting, wall-covering, glass and drywall finishing and flooring projects. And doing a little homework upfront will save potential headaches and ensure professional results. Property managers only need answers to the following: How can I find a reputable contractor? How much experience should they have? What qualifications do I look for? Do they have adequate insurance? Will I have a valid warranty? How important is safety and quality assurance? It can be very costly when you don’t have this information. Choosing unskilled, uneducated and unproductive contractors often leads to issues such as not meeting a schedule, an unsafe environment for employees and tenants (customers), and higher future maintenance costs. However, by tapping into contractors who have experience utilizing a skilled, educated and productive workforce, you will yield a result that exceeds your expectations. Finding the right contractor has always been a challenge, and that’s a challenge the Finishing Solutions Network (FSN) was created to address. FSN is a community of over 7,000 experienced contractors with a skilled, educated and productive workforce in the painting, wallcovering, glazing, drywall finishing and flooring trades. The “Perfect Fit System,” created by FSN, matches you with reputable contractors who specialize in the work you need completed. These contractors have the proper qualifications, experience, insurance, safety and quality assurance that meet your needs. FSN’s Perfect Fit System will allow you to engage in a quick and simple process that includes a discovery meeting, conditions of satisfaction and connection to a quality contractor. Step 1: The Discovery Meeting The first step is to contact an FSN representative. The representative will set up an in-person meeting, by phone or web, to identify your needs. 8 October - November 2013 BMH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii October/November 2013

Remodeling & Renovation
Disaster Preparedness
HVAC & Indoor Air Quality

Building Management Hawaii October/November 2013