John Stewart, Raving Partner
Who comes first — an architect or a contractor?
Three questions that can save you millions
An interview with John Stewart, Raving Partner, & President/CEO, Encompass Develop, Design & Construct
A friend of mine, Jodi, remodeled her bathroom after a leak caused major damage.
Wanting to save money, she bought fixtures and cabinets from one of the big-box stores, tile and flooring from another. She hired a bunch of “guys” to install the tile, plumbing, and cabinets. She hired a gal from the paint store to develop a palette that would match the tile and the cabinet color. She painted the bathroom herself. She had her husband do the floor. Over a year later, it’s done. Well, kinda. Some tile has already chipped, her shower nozzle doesn’t work properly, and her towel rack keeps falling down. She told me it was a “nightmare,” and she wished that she had someone to coordinate the entire thing for her. I didn’t even ask her how much money she really saved, as I doubt, what with all of the time off work in order to supervise, that there were any savings.
Twelve months, for one stinking remodel of a master bath in a subdivision.
Imagine ordering toilets, showerheads and bath mats for 150 rooms or more; making sure that electrical outlets, Internet hookups and hairdryers not only work, but are installed right-side up and level. What about the time it takes to coordinate the scheduling of several contractors — and the mess when one is delayed? And just how do you keep track of the volume of the warranties? Let’s add in one more component — the impact on guests and revenue.
At the G2E show, I had the chance to chat with Raving Partner, John Stewart. Thinking of Jodi’s experience, I asked these questions. Click here to read the full article