Last weekend we remodelled our laundry room and home office. We hired a contractor, Jean Noel Jacques from Ellington, CT who works so fast it's like hiring 2 for the price of 1. Not to mention his singing while working cracks me up. For over 35 years this guy's high energy, charismatic personality and commitment to providing reliable carpentry and remodeling work has kept him in the business. I've always been impressed by all the stories he's told me of work he's done and how much he enjoyed getting to know the owners. (He can be reached at 860-690-3050)
He's been especially entertaining to the stay at home Moms and their children because of his youthfulness and silliness, something children find amusing and entertaining while watching the work of a contractor in their home. On most days one can hear him singing while he works. Mostly it's in french and sometimes it's children's songs from when I grew up. Othertimes he will go outside and roar like tarzan to shake up the neighbors and the homeowner is left rolling in laughter. Where else can you find a contractor like this guy?
Ok, so he's my dad but I have to admit his work ethic was one of the things he passed down to me so I can appreciate his commitment to his work.
What led us to choose to pursue with a remodeling project during challenging times is really the feeling that we want to get some positive energy into our home and do something new to change it a bit. When we always hear negative news about the economy, it brings people down. Now we're excited about our home again and get to redecorate a bit and liven it up.
Here's the real kicker to get us energized about a remodel project: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid14599858001?bctid=20280908001
Watching this video really got me excited about sprucing up our home a bit. Maybe it will do the same for you too.