WOW! Quite the whirlwind this past month (July). I tried to get out to the house as often as I could throughout the week to answer any questions for the tradesmen so that their work could continue and not be put on hold waiting for answers. It was also a great time to talk to the crew putting your house together and get to know the ins and outs of things. LOVED all the crew! We always made sure they had snacks to keep their energy up and I was always sure to thank them for all their hard work. The crew was very appreciative of the snacks. It showed them they were part of our building family and cared about them. Our builder, Troy, said that makes a huge difference.
This is the time when you want to make sure you get everything that was expected and to make any final minor changes. Troy mentioned that it was good for me to be out there to make sure things were as we wanted them so that at the end, before closing, they wouldn’t have a huge list of To Do’s which would stop the closing and push it back. As of today, we have a short list. Going to the house also gave me the opportunity to talk with Troy and catch up with where things were at and any hiccups that were happening.
So many things happening at once. One day there were over a dozen cars in our driveway and men everywhere! Electricians, carpenters, plumbers, fireplace masons, my handyman (Jim), window cleaners, countertop company and Drexel. It was unbelievable but most of them all knew each other and would work around each other and actually help each other out. It was really cool to see. That is another reason you don’t go with the cheapest builder. James Craig builds top quality homes and along with that comes working with top quality companies to get the job done. I heard, from almost every tradesman, that we couldn’t have picked a better builder. These guys know their shit and it’s all about quality, not quantity. Which was their belief as well. I tried to keep a list of all the guys names and the companies they worked for or owned. That list will come later.
The following pictures are from what went on throughout July.