Lessons from a Vegetable Stand…
My grandfather had a vegetable farm. When I was old enough to carry a shovel, I helped him out in the fields, planting and harvesting. Then we’d haul our fresh produce to the nearby farmer’s market.
We weren’t the only produce farmer there. But we had a loyal customer base. Customers who came to us every week – even placing orders for the next week. This surprised me.
At first, I couldn’t understand why people came to my grandfather instead of the other farmers. Their produce was as fresh as ours. Their prices were like ours. But our little stand stayed busy all day long, while others got a slow trickle.
Then it hit me. They didn’t have grandfather.
Grandfather had the “gift of gab” as my aunt would say. People returned to his stand every week to share stories, talk about the produce, talk about their lives.
He built relationships with them. Not the kind based on fake small talk. He took genuine interest in them. To him, they weren’t just customers…they were his friends.
I kept that lesson in mind when I started my own general contracting business. When we work together, you quickly learn that you’re more than a project – you’re someone I care for. Someone I want to keep happy.
Whether I’m in your home or business for a few days or a few months, I treat you like a friend. Not merely an acquaintance. Because friendships are built on trust and communication. And that’s key to any successful remodel.
When we can talk as friends, you feel comfortable sharing your opinions. And I understand them more clearly.
When we’re friends, you feel safe sharing your personal space with my crew.
When we’re friends, your remodel experience is fun. You become a part of it. It’s less stressful. We easily work through surprises – or likely, avoid them altogether because we communicate so well.
Discover what a difference it makes to work with a friend…rather than merely another contractor. Please contact us for a free consultation.
I admit, like Grandfather, I have the gift of gab. But also like Grandfather, I take genuine interest in what you want and what makes you and your family happy.
After all, that’s what friends do.
President, LJ Level Construction