Most everything can be purchased online today everything from shoes to well… sinks. Which leads us to this particular post.
Recently a customer purchased a sink from online for her home remodel. It was exactly what she was looking for and the price was right. The homeowner decided to go through with the sink and pay for this particular upgrade out of pocket as it wasn’t through one of our suppliers.
When the sink finally arrived… our crew attempted installation. After many hours of trimming, leveling, and trying to get the sink square this is what we were left with.
We all make mistakes whether it’s us or the homeowner. This however was a particularly costly one. The homeowner had to choose another sink which we then had to install again and the project took a bit longer for completion to happen as we were waiting for our other sink.
What did we learn from this?
Consider this a lesson learned. As a local experienced company Carey Contracting makes a conscious effort to purchase supplies locally. We have the connections to get everything you need for your project and if you have something particular in mind we can usually succeed in getting it through one of the companies our suppliers carry or we may be able to find someone that is able to custom-make what you’re looking for. We trust our suppliers because we’ve been working with many of them since we started in this business almost 30 years ago.
If something goes wrong with one of our suppliers we deal with them professionally and directly to get to a solution to the problem. If something would have happened to a sink from one of our suppliers we would have either exchanged it for a new one, returned it, or ate the cost of it. Whereas in the situation above, the homeowner was left to deal with the internet sink.
Don’t worry, the sink turned out beautifully even with the snags that happened.
1. If you absolutely must purchase online for your project… please, please please make sure its from a trusted source not a third party online supplier.
2. Discuss with your contractor before pulling the trigger on online orders.
3. Make sure you have tried all other options first!