Removing Scammers From Construction
Whether you're in the construction business as a laborer,
superintendent, Foreman or you're actually the boss, you have an
obligation to your trade to honesty and fairness. This goes both ways of
course, if you're working for someone and they're not treating you
fairly or being honest, it's time to find another job.
Contractors seem to get lumped into the same pot as lawyers, realtors and of course the unforgettable used-car salesman. I have been a contractor for almost 25 years and still cannot believe the reactions of some people when I'm talking to them about their job.
People often view contractors as scammers and liars. There's good reason for this and I don't blame some of the people who feel this way. I recently worked on a home where the homeowner had nothing but horror stories about his neighbors and other contractors that have worked in the neighborhood.
I couldn't help but sympathize with those people who had already paid good money to have a service done to their home that they believed, would last for a long time.
I would just like to send a special message to anyone working in the construction business, to show a little sympathy for those who have had problems with contractors and laborers in the business. There is a way to fix this problem and is called honesty and fairness.
I don't think that were ever going to be able to get rid of the dishonest contractors or workers who provide inferior products, but I do believe that we can change the impression people have on construction workers and we can do it one person at a time.