Building Management Hawaii October/November 2013 - (Page 8)
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
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.
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