Often we face situations where a client has asked a number of service companies to provide a quote for the services they require. When the final decision is made why was one contractor picked over another? Was it price? Appearance of the individual quoting? Web presence? References? “Feel”?
Things to bear in mind when finalizing your decision on a contractor:
Insurance – is the company insured for liability should something happen on site? Fires, floods, etc… can occur and if the company is not covered you will be fitting the bill. We carry $5 million in commercial liability insurance.
WCB – another type of insurance. This insures the employees should an accident happen onsite. Have you heard about the problem former premier Gordon Campbell is facing where an uninsured individual died at his cabin? It can happen to anyone! Again, we are insured and in good standing with WCB.
References – ask for some. Ask for addresses where you can verify work. If there is any hesitation by the company look out! Ask for ours, we will happily provide references.
Ability – are they able and experienced in the work that is being quoted? If not, you may be quoted a lessor price but in the end it may cost much more. A great quote by John Ruskin is “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”
Just some things to think about when looking for a qualified contractor.
We look forward to working with you!
As the sun starts to come out more often and stay much longer, you may start to notice the water marks that accumulate over the winter. If you are tired of this, we can help! Give us a call today to have us come and make your windows sparkling clean. We have a window cleaning crew ready in Vancouver, Richmond, and the North Shore. We look forward to hearing from you!
It’s that time of the year again for the work to begin that allows us to fully enjoy our patios!
Nothing beats a good pressure washing especially in Vancouver where the rain and cloud reeks havoc on concrete and bricks. Here in Vancouver we have a perfect mix of rain and cloud in the winter that help grow mold and moss. To get rid of the mess created from the winter and fall, grab your phone and give us a call. We have been pressure washing patios, sidewalks, driveways, and more for a number of years and take pride in the joy our clients have when they see how good there patio can look.
To book in your power washing, just give us a call or request a quote today!
Check out recent photos here.
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The website has been updated to include a new specific area for our brick sealing and concrete sealing services. You can access this page by clicking here
We also updated our Flickr account!
If you have been thinking about rejuvenating your driveway, patio, or walkway don’t delay in calling us for a consultation as our brick sealing and concrete sealing window is only 2.5 months!
We just posted some new photos of our Christmas Light installations in Vancouver on our flickr page.
Check them out here.
Also, a reminder that if you are interested in saving some money this year on your Christmas Light installation call now to ensure you receive our “Install by November 15th” 15% discount.
The season has already begun! Yes, it is still September, but the phone has started ringing for our Christmas Light installation services in Vancouver.
Tomorrow we are installing lights for a movie currently being shot in Vancouver called On Strike for Christmas. We are lighting up 10 homes in a cul de sac for the movie!
Check out some updated photos of Christmas Lights here.
For all the planners out there, call University All In One now for your Christmas Light installations and save! Book now for installation before November 15th and get 15% off the installation labour cost. It pays to be an early bird in Vancouver, so contact us now for your Christmas Light installation! Call 1-888-255-4666 or email email@example.com.
Thinking it is time to finally have a driveway or patio that you are proud of? University All In One provides brick and concrete sealing services in Vancouver. We provide a service that consists of a number of steps before the final product is applied.
It is just that easy! In a few steps, your driveway or patio can be brought back to life and provide a space to be proud of.
For brick and concrete sealing and pressure washing in Vancouver call us today!
We would like to welcome Restoration Hardware to our ongoing property maintenance in Vancouver. We are proud to be Restoration Hardware’s Vancouver pressure washing and window cleaning company.
If you or someone you know has commercial service needs, let us know as we give a 20% referral discount on your work, if your referral is booked!
We just added new pictures to our Flickr account of some recent Vancouver Brick and Concrete Sealing jobs.
If you are tired of having a old tired driveway or patio give us a call to set up a free estimate.
You can check out our photos here
Call 1-888-255-4666 for a quote or request a quote online at www.universityallinone.com
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I just wanted to make everyone aware of a part of our business we haven’t discussed but do a lot of.
With the help of BC Brick referring us since last summer, we have done over 50 brick and concrete sealing jobs in the lower mainland over the last two years. We take great pride in the transformation that takes place when someone has us come and clean off old mold and dirt and we seal it, making it look like new again.
The process for brick sealing entails: power wash bricks, let the bricks and sand in the cracks dry, spread sand over the patio/driveway using a large broom so sand falls into the cracks, blow off sand that is on the surface of the bricks, and thoroughly seal the area with a pump sprayer full of top quality sealant from BC Brick.
If you are tired of looking at your brick and concrete patios and cringing, give us a call. We will make your patio/driveway look new again!