Building a home is way more complicated than I really knew.
For sure, I didn’t actually think it would be easy.
But, I did figure that since I am a person with a bit of life experience, I could figure it out. It was no where near that simple. My wife and I had this brilliant thought that this build would be our last. So, we did a whole lot of research and design together way before we got anyone else involved. I think we were a bit over confident that we had it licked. All that time at the kitchen table under the HVAC vent was time we felt would make this build no problem. But all that time in the HVAC was not a substitute for having the right people in the right place. We made a mistake by getting a general contractor who was super busy. He came highly recommended but quite frankly, he was swamped with projects. This finally ended up with my wife and I doing the majority of lining up the subcontractors. One great move we made was with the HVAC contractor. The first person our general contractor suggested was just unacceptable. So, we felt that interviewing someone for such an important part of our home like the HVAC was necessary. Our choice of HVAC contractor was one that we both felt really comfortable with. That was key, that feeling. Now, we are enjoying the fruits of that decision as we have the best HVAC we’ve ever experienced.