I met with Taber Rowlee on 10/18/16 and I came away with a couple key points.
- They can do anything we want – they said we could be super involved in every decision or not that involved at all. They can customize just about anything. They can give us price range options and itemized detailed invoices whenever we need to see our financial progress.
- They are a small town operation – Dad founded the company and 2 sons now work there with him. They are a medium sized company that can give us the attention we need.
- We need to just pick a company and go with them – Taber said he asked around about me (which kind of annoyed me) and knows I have been talking to other contractors (uh yeah! I need to see what is out there) and he suggests that I just go with someone we trust and dive in (how the hell am I supposed to know who I trust if I have only met with one company?). Asking each company for mock ups and quotes will cost a lot in relation to our budget (good point) and waste a lot of time (depending on your idea of waste). So that was a little off putting but I have to remind myself, we need to pick which company I think can best work with us since we are so inexperienced in this. We need to pick what company can do that reasonably and forget about how I didn’t care for his table manners. 😛
I did get to see some of their current projects. Some drawings and blueprints and some samples of wood, stone, tile and flooring for maybe a Pathfinder bank. It looked pretty cool. Now we just have to decide if we want to meet with Ultimate (the ones doing the current construction) to see what sort of feel we get from them or just pick one based on their websites and referrals.