4 Manufacturers, 1 Project, Multiple Headaches Avoided
When Kenseal was tasked with supplying this intense 40-unit condo restoration project, salesperson Jeff King immediately recognized a problem. The products specified for the lentil and windowsill repair and coating came from four different manufacturers.
Jeff knew that this could potentially cause some major issues for the contractor, Brodeur Built Construction, and owner Steve Brodeur turned to him for guidance. Were the products compatible with one another? Would it be difficult to obtain warranties because there were too many manufacturers involved? Could all four manufacturers provide the materials on time? The project needed to be completed in late October/early November, running close to temperature restrictions. An extra week or two could halt the project altogether.
Thanks to Jeff’s experience in situations just like this, he was able to help Brodeur Built Construction steer clear of these pitfalls. Jeff asked Steve if he could speak directly to the project’s engineer so that he could find a single-manufacturer solution. By attending site meetings and working with the engineer and contractor on the single-manufacturer solution, Jeff was able to shave one to three weeks off of the project schedule.
“The trustees of the condo association were blown away with what we could do with restoring a building that was over 90 years old,” said Steve. “No other group was able to accomplish this result prior to our arrival. Jeff was a huge help.”