Shoutout to New Jersey contractors, who aren’t all that bad – New Jersey 101.5 FM

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The past few years have certainly been a wild ride for the contractors of New Jersey. Like many of us, the events over the past couple of years have changed the landscape for them in ways they never imagined possible.

It also hasn’t been that easy for those of us who were counting on them to take care of our home projects that we were forced to put off. And without that work to go around, many of our general and subcontractors took a hit.

I fall among many of those who were forced to hold off on home projects and construction due to the pandemic. We had a home addition planned going back to 2019 and had hoped to break ground in 2020.

But after March of that year, many of our plans were forced to go hold. Not to mention the astronomical surge in lumber costs made our hopes of somehow getting this addition done fade away.

We’re still hoping on moving forward, but are being forced to wait it out a little longer. Even material delays have become a problem.

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When we realized we couldn’t move forward with our full addition, we decided the time was right to redo our kitchen. We ordered our cabinets back in July of 2021 but the order ended up being delayed until April of 2022.

As of this writing, our kitchen project is almost complete. And I have to say, despite all the stories we typically hear about contractors, our experience has been nothing but positive for the most part.

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And that’s the part I want to focus on here. We’re constantly hearing about how contractors are screwing over homeowners one way or another, which includes those in New Jersey.

But you know what? Those situations are far and few between. We only paint all contractors with a broad brush because it’s the negative stories that stand out to us.


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You never hear of how well a project turned out, mainly because if it’s done well, there’s not much to report on.

With that said, I wanted to give a shout-out to all those good contractors out there who take care of us on every project we call them for.

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Our kitchen project is one example of everything going in the right direction. And to call it a remodel is an understatement. It’s a kitchen overhaul that required an interior wall to come down.

Right from the start, our general contractor has been nothing but upfront …….


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