Definition of a Successful Remodel

by Dan Knoup - March 2nd, 2015
Posted in: Remodeling


Merriam-Webster says to Remodel is “to change the structure, shape, or appearance” of something.

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Dan Knoup, DSMHBA

What does this mean to you? Does this excite you about possibilities or strike fear in your heart? Are you vacillating between horror stories and the amazing before and after photos – wondering which would happen to you? Do you watch the shows on TV with curiosity and anxiety all at once? Do terms like “lead-based paint,” “load-bearing walls” and “change orders” make you queasy?

What if I told you that we have some of the absolute best remodeling contractors in the country right here in the Des Moines-metro area? Would that change your outlook? Would that make you feel any differently about taking on a project or put you at ease?

The Remodelers Council of Greater Des Moines is an association of remodeling contractors, specialty trade contractors and building material suppliers dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of professionalism, quality construction and customer satisfaction.

Our members adhere to a strict code of ethics and participate year-round in networking and educational events. Each of our remodeler-members are affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, the Homes Builders Association of Iowa and the Homes Builders Association of Greater Des Moines. Members range from nationally recognized and awarded companies to one person shops.

They are passionate, well-educated and service oriented individuals who have your best interest in mind. Whatever your need, there is a fit for you in this group. Thinking about doing it yourself? Many out there do, but at what cost? How long did it take? How much time away from and stress on your family did it cause? What did you neglect while spending all of your free time remodeling?

For years, I’ve had people that want to put their own sweat equity into projects and I have an appreciation for what they are trying to accomplish. I’ve seen it too many times – it looks easy and everything goes just as planned on TV. In the real world, it rarely does.

Trust me, 20 years of experience in the industry have shown me that it’s well worth your time to hire a professional. They do this every day, they have the knowledge, the tools and they get it done right. These professionals are out there waiting to help and can make your remodel everything you’ve ever dreamt of. Meet them in person, March 13-15, at the Home and Remodeling Show in Des Moines.

Dan Knoup is the Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines in Johnston, Iowa. Learn more about the Remodelers Council on our website, and be sure to connect with us also on Twitter, Facebook, Houzz and Pinterest.

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