What are the advantages and disadvantages of a large and small company?
The advantage of a large company should be it’s ability to coordinate several contractors,
in order to successfully accomplish multifaceted projects. The disadvantage of a
large company is usually it’s ability to be competitive price wise concerning small
projects. The advantage of a small company should be it’s ability to specialize in
a certain type of work and thereby be very competitive price wise. The disadvantage
of a small company is typically it’s ability to successfully accomplish larger, multifaceted
projects. Because of the way we’ve structured our company into several smaller divisions,
we believe we perform well on large multifaceted jobs, and are competitive price
wise concerning small single faceted jobs.
What is unique about Daddona Construction?
We believe our distinctions are four fold:
(1) Communication - Remodeling your home or building a new one can be an exciting
time — the plans you’ve been dreaming about for months or years are finally coming
to fruition. But remodeling can also be stressful. Contractors come into your home
for days, weeks, even months at a time. Your routines and privacy are disrupted,
project plans may develop kinks - the only thing you can expect is the unexpected.
Stress is often amplified when homeowners don’t voice their concerns with their contractors,
or if they feel contractors are leaving them out of the communication loop. By communicating
effectively from the beginning phase on through to the completion of the job, communication
gaps, for which the remodeling industry is unfortunately known, can be minimized.
Homeowners going through the remodeling process are understandably concerned about
unexpected delays and unreturned phone calls. Misunderstandings and misaligned expectations
result in disappointment — these are all communication problems that can be avoided.
At Daddona Construction, we understand the wave of emotions you’re encountering.
That’s why we foster open communication and try to consistently stick to an orderly
process from sales through completion. Our intention is to listen to your needs and
concerns, and address them at each point along the way.
(2) Quality - We believe most
small scale contractors begin their businesses with aspirations of delivering only
the highest quality. Our company originated exactly that way. Unfortunately the truth
is that contracting is not just about being an inspired artist. Desire to perform
meaningful work that is greatly appreciated may be the passion that initially ignites
many of us in the trades, but eventually reality hits. As the business side of business
can begin to bury us, many contractors can become overwhelmed, burnt out, and eventually
bitter. We though, have managed to stay in business long enough, and to have stayed
focused on our priorities long enough, to have come full circle though. Our first
love is still quality. It’s simply a matter of principle to us.
(3) System - We believe
the best way to work is within a proven system. Our “contracting system” is the result
of many years of effort and experience. Our experience has been gained through hard
work, diversity, adversity, and much risk. Through these things though, we’ve managed
to keep an unwavering commitment to develop a system that would allow us to more
consistently and more efficiently accomplish our mission statement. Many of the workings
of our system happen behind the scenes. The results of our system on the other hand,
are the bottom line by which we, like all businesses, are judged.
(4) Honesty – Simply put, our motto since the beginning has been "Old Fashioned Honesty".
What is your service area?
Our base of repeat and referral work allows us to take on projects located throughout
all of western CT. We work in a radius around our centrally located office in Waterbury.
Our primary places of work in the past include mostly Watertown, Morris, Washington,
Washington Depot, Roxbury, Litchfield, Bethlehem, Woodbury, Southbury, Middlebury,
Oxford, Prospect, Cheshire, Wolcott, & up into the north western part of the state.
long will it take to complete the work?
Before you sign a contract we'll tell you when we plan to start and finish your job.
We try to be as realistic and accurate as possible with our scheduling estimates.
We then try to the best of our ability to continually control all impacting circumstances,
in an effort to not get delayed or derailed during the construction process. This
policy of looking ahead before and during, gives us the best chance of accommodating
everyone’s scheduling needs. In particular, a large addition may take several months;
for a simple one, two months is generous; most kitchens or baths require less than
Will my job have your full attention once it has started?
Absolutely. Although we are involved in several projects at any given time, rarely
are projects in the same phase simultaneously (design, planning, excavation, framing,
etc.). This allows us to schedule our teams in advance, and spread out their work
loads in a way that they don't have more to do than they can handle.
What kind of
mess will I be living in?
There's no avoiding the fact that there will be a certain amount of dust, noise,
confusion, and inconvenience. We are very sensitive to the impact of these things
on “normal life”, and we go to great lengths to protect your property, and your peace
Who will be working in my home?
Most of our employees and subcontractors have been with us for many years. We know
them well, and most of them have families. Our people are very conscious of your
property and security. We don't send someone into a customer’s home that wouldn't
be welcome in our own.
How Do I Get Started?
Just give us a call, or send us an e-mail. We'd love to talk to you over the phone
about your project, and look forward to setting up an initial meeting with you to