Before we ring in the new year, let’s take a minute to reflect on 2021. Like many companies, 2021 was one of our busiest years, which came with much excitement and quite a few challenges. Overall, our projects were larger than in past years and none of our remodeling projects was less than $50,000.
We had the pleasure of doing two additions and two whole home projects. We also designed and built seven kitchens, two master suites, nine bathrooms, five basements, four basement bar/kitchenettes, two four-season rooms/sun rooms, one office, one mudroom and one deck.
Our sincere thanks to the homeowners and families who trusted us with their homes. It was a pleasure to help them love their homes this year!
Of course we faced challenges stemming from a host of complicated global and local issues caused by Covid, like longer lead times, increased costs and materials availability.
Lead times for critical materials increased significantly throughout 2021, but has leveled off and has declined slightly for some materials. We adjusted our process to account for these lead times, but we long for the days of old when we could get custom cabinets in two months or less.
Materials pricing is higher across the board, which is not good news for any of us. Additionally, suppliers are honoring pricing for a very limited timeframe, sometimes for just 3-7 days.
Material availability is less consistent than ever before as well. We’ve overcome this to some extent due to our long-term relationships with knowledgeable suppliers who have done a great job of steering our material selections to available choices when necessary.
We hope you’re looking forward to 2022 with as much anticipation as we have. We look forward to new projects, new people and new opportunities. If you’re hoping for a 2022 remodel of your own, reach out now. We’re currently meeting with homeowners whose projects will be produced in late fall of 2022. Let us help you love your home … Happy New Year!