Gary Kadlec During his sales and marketing career in the insurance business, Gary was fascinated with the construction business and spent untold off hours visiting jobsites. It was obvious how much filth was remaining on the typical jobsite. When he retired from insurance he developed and launched recyclable and reusable protective products specifically aimed at subfloors. He is now a passionate advocate for the importance and benefits of cleanliness for homeowners, builders and contractors. www
You only get one chance to make a first impression. While this is a familiar and seemingly obvious statement, think of the times you have walked into a store, dental office or restaurant and the sights, sounds and smells you...
I have never had a builder tell me precisely how much money is spent on cleaning up the jobsite but all admit to paying "quite a bit" because they send a crew out periodically. Flooring subs admit they are forced to add time and expense to their bids for site prep, one said "More than 20 cents per square foot," and they hate cleaning subfloors.
Henry Ford said, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” I think that says it all. When a builder has a home under construction, the homeowner doesn’t know half of what goes on at the job site.
Keeping a residential job site clean is simply good business. There’s the old saying “If there’s not enough time to do it right the first time, there’s certainly not enough time to do it twice.” Builders think we’re saving so much time by not taking the time to ensure the subfloor stays clean throughout construction.
We’ve been talking about the importance of a clean residential construction site. For a green home it’s vital, and it makes sense for any construction project. Every day I see workers track in mud and slop drywall compound, adhesives, spray...
I am often asked why a residential job site should be kept clean. What’s in it for the contractor and the homeowner? The challenge in answering that is quantifying the benefits in specific dollars and cents.
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