Anyone who has ever worked on a construction or remodeling project knows that the items on the punch list always take up the most time. And boy, can this be frustrating!
I don’t know what happens but I guess most contractors are onto the next project by the time most of the work is done. They lose interest or maybe, they just want to land that next project and promise a start date. I’m not sure since this clearly doesn’t happen to me – but boy can this be frustrating!
Case in point – my Harlem client. While the rooftop garden has been completed, the interior is still “close, but no cigar”! There is molding to be adjusted, saddles to be added, doors to be repainted, hardware to be installed – and the list goes on!
I visited the project earlier today and took a few photos of the finished cabinetry, backsplash and countertop as well as a sconce or two. But, until this contractor commits to focusing on the finish line, the place can not be cleaned thoroughly and furniture can not be delivered. And by the way, nor can the final installment of the contractor’s bill!
Am I alone here? The punch list always takes the most time and boy, can this be frustrating!