Problems with home improvement and construction topped the list of worst complaints, according to a report from the Consumer Federation of America. This should not be the case. So why is this happening?
Over the years the construction industry has changed – triggered mostly from a shortage of skilled help. The reality is young people are more interested in other types of careers. As a result, today we have this huge demand for home-improvement work and too small a skilled workforce.
Landscape companies are trying to meet consumer demand, especially in the design/build sector. But it’s not easy when these landscape projects require such a range of knowledge and experience.
Today, more than ever, focused oversight with ongoing communication has become so important. I believe in the old saying, “never assume” – so I work collaboratively with everyone. The less-experienced contractors like the guidance, and the more-experienced ones appreciate the input.
Yes, there’s a lot that goes into a successful landscape project, but you shouldn’t have to worry things are being done right. I provide experienced design and oversight so you stress less and actually enjoy the process.
Landscapes are indeed complicated. If you think about it, we’re working with living things, engineering issues, construction features… just to name a few. And we want them all to work well together.
Over the years I’ve designed and managed 100’s of landscape projects. And yet I’m still learning every day.
Here on LandscapeAdvisor I highlight the important considerations in your landscape project — what to look for, and also what to avoid.
I’m a homeowner too, and I know projects like these can easily turn from fun and exciting to stressful. I can help keep that from happening. Thanks for stopping by!
It’s knowing that someone experienced cares about your project details and you as a consumer.
I’m always accessible and will keep you informed so you know what’s going on… and why.
I design so all elements work together. That’s good for the environment and cost savings for you.
“The consults we received from Roger were invaluable.
We would never tackle a project like this
without his guidance and care.”
These are some of the first things to consider. We’ll discover how our ideas match up with the realities of the site.
Bringing it all together in a universal plan for pricing and contracting.
Making it all happen with scheduling, coordination and oversight.
Landscapes are complex, and shortcomings anywhere in the process can affect the project… and your peace of mind.
My approach is process-oriented. I break things down from planning to implementation — and make sure everyone is kept informed.
My goal is to alleviate concerns such as design decisions, costs, workmanship and material quality. I want folks to stress less and actually enjoy the process.
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