We had a conversation with Phil Vanderloo, owner of Hiline Builders, Inc, on the topic of home remodeling. Phil is a Certified Green Building Professional in both Building Design and Construction and LEED for Homes.
Hiline Builders has been in business for more than 30 years. It is a General Contractor company based in Sacramento, California and specializes in room additions, residential kitchen and bath remodels and custom home design-build.
Continue reading below to gain some insights from a contractor’s point of view:
Steam Showers Inc: What is your favorite part of what you do?
Phil: I think seeing the clients’ faces when the project is complete and having happy customers.
Steam Showers Inc: What do you think makes your company stand out from the competition?
Phil: I like to think that I stand out because of my solid communication, transparency and mutual respect throughout the job. I tend to become very good friends with most of the people I do work for and develop long term relationships. I’ll often get work callbacks for other work for clients down the road for that reason.
Steam Showers Inc: What advice would you give someone who’s going to remodel their home?
Phil: Do your homework. Most of the people, over half of the people, I meet these days with remodel projects have very unrealistic budget expectations. So unrealistic that their budget would not even cover the materials let alone the labor and profit and all other architectural fees. I would say get a realistic feel for what your projects going to cost.
Learn more about Hiline Builders at http://www.hilinebuilders.com/about.php.