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Jul 10, 2013
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Making Your Home Improvement Project from a Dream to a Reality with the Help of a Pro

You’ve made up your mind that now is the time that you’re undertaking that home improvement project that you’ve been putting off.  Before you contact a professional, here’s what you should know:

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: It’s ludicrous to think of walking into a used car dealership and telling the salesperson “I want a car” but not being able to give specifics when they ask for further details on color, engine size, seating capacity, mileage, safety rating, price, etc.  The same goes when meeting with a contractor to discuss commencing a major home improvement project.  While they are there to act as a guide, the color combinations, materials and price points are numerous.  Save time and frustration for each of you by taking the time to look through photos of completed projects that are similar to yours.  A great online tool for this is www.houzz.com where you can view photos by contractors and save them into an “idea book”.  At the time of your consultation, these images can be shared with the professional you’re working with to get a better feel of what exactly you’re looking for.

Drafting the Right Quarterback: Think of your general contractor as the quarterback of a team.  Their job is to gather bids, work with any subcontractors and make sure that the work is done correctly, within your budget and on schedule. A general contractor has connections within the industry and has solid relationships with subcontractors (plumbers, electricians, etc.). These subcontractors want to perform exceptional work for general contractors because they know that this is how they will stay in business. It’s important to screen potential contractors to ensure that they are a good fit for you and the project you wish to undertake.  This brings us to our next point…

Ask the Right Questions: If you were starting your own business and were hiring employees, wouldn’t you want to do a thorough background check on them and understand their experience in the work you’re asking them to perform?  The same goes for a contractor; failure to ask the right questions can have serious consequences including the work not being performed correctly, on time or within in the budget you’ve established.

Expect Speed Bumps: Think back to your wedding planning- did everything go 100% exactly as you planned or did a few curve balls sneak their way in?  The same goes for home improvement projects.  With so many “moving parts” it’s likely that a few “surprises” will work their way into the project.  This is where hiring the right contractor for the job is imperative.  While a contractor may not be able to control curve balls, such as the light fixtures you had your heart set on being on back ordered from the manufacturer, they can work with you to resolve the issue.  A reputable contractor is accustomed to thinking on their feet.

Reviews

We Strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction

Delivering exceptional service is our No. 1 priority. Read these happy reviews from homeowners who were blown away by their home improvement experience with Lindus Construction.

"We had a great experience with Lindus. The communication has been great. When I had a question I received a return email or phone call quickly. When Lindus employees were at our home, they explained what they were doing in great detail, my questions were always satisfactory answered. I will gladly continue to refer Lindus to friends and neighbors."

Roger D.
Shoreview, MN
November 29, 2022

"I highly recommend Lindus Construction. I have used them for three projects over the last few years and they are easy to contact, the people are friendly and they do very high quality work. Don’t hesitate to use Lindus for your next project."

Darrell M.
Lino Lakes, MN
June 9, 2022

"Kept me in touch through out the whole process. Very happy with their work."

Shelly P.
Minnetonka, MN
November 11, 2021

"Best product. Great people. They really know their business. You won't be disappointed! Thank you!"

Howard F.
Brooklyn Center
October 22, 2021

"Lindus was very professional. Lindus arrived on time and finished in a timely manner. Overall it was a job well done."

Christopher O.
North St. Paul, MN
October 22, 2021

"Love the product! Everyone at Lindus was a pleasure to work with!"

Lynnae Z.
Circle Pines, MN
October 21, 2021

"Great company!!!!"

Jerry T.
Shoreview, MN
October 21, 2021

"Work was great. Crew did great work, fast, clean up was very good. Could not believe how fast that they did the job. When beyond what I expected. Very good work, great crew. Thank you."

Charles G.
Roberts, WI
October 14, 2021

"Quality product and workmanship, on time, well-informed office staff.  Crew is experienced, and respectful of the property."

Carol K.
Bloomington, MN
April 2, 2021

"Tried and true, that’s Lindus Construction. They have helped on three projects now and they always say what they will do, when they can do it and the accurate cost - no surprises! I appreciate the communication throughout each job as well. I have a happy home thanks to them."

Claire C.
Shorewood, MN
March 12, 2021

"We would like to thank you for helping us get this project done. All of the work has been done and we are very satisfied with the results.  The Lindus crews were great to work with and kept us informed throughout the process."

Claude & Brenda S.
Oakdale, MN
February 3, 2021

"Both Randy and Noah could not have done a nicer job.  They were both two real professional guys that did really nice work.  Everything looks just beautiful."

Rob R.
Plymouth, MN
December 28, 2020

"We are very happy with how everything looks and functions. We feel our entire experience with Lindus has been great. Probably the best experience we've had with any contractor that has done work for us, inside or outside."

Dawn L.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
December 12, 2020
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