CD Designs Blog
Reputation, they say, is everything, and that’s especially true in the world of professional construction and design contractors. Call us old fashioned, but we think the best way to ensure a good reputation is to do excellent work and ensure that we’ve got very satisfied customers.
However, not everyone works the same way we do. There’s a lot of frightening stories out there about the terrible experiences some unlucky souls have had dealing with cowboy contractors. From work done badly or with flagrant disregard for the safety of the workers themselves, home-owners, and even innocent passers-by, to those conmen who’ve perfected the “midnight flit” after gouging their victims for a hefty deposit, there are enough potential risks to make anyone nervous about contracting anyone else to do anything at all.
Thankfully, there are ways of identifying the wrong ‘uns from the genuine and genuinely skilled professional contractors.
Word-of-mouth has always been the traditional way of finding reliable contractors, and has an added bonus in that if you’re asking someone to recommend a contractor, you’ll almost always be able to see a real-life example of the finished product. After all, you probably wouldn’t ask someone without a concrete driveway to recommend a firm that does concrete driveways. Today, of course, there’s a quick and easy alternative to word-of-mouth, and you’re using it right now; the internet. That’s why we’ve put so much time into making sure that our website is as informative and understandable as possible, and our case studies gallery is there so you can get a look at the projects we’ve already completed.
By using a reputable organisation like ourselves, you can be sure that your work will be carried out to a high standard, and that if any issues do arise you can easily make contact and get them resolved as soon as possible. Not that we’re expecting these issues to arise: it’s about providing you with peace of mind.
There’s a wealth of online information about dealing with contractors, and if you’d like to know more the What Consumer website is a good starting point and has some excellent advice.
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8th January 2010