what do you mean by getting away from our normal scope of work? Was there ever really a normal scope? I thought it was do anything they throw at us and see what sticks.
That depends on how long you've been doing preservation. When I started it was general securing, grass cuts, interior exterior infestation and hazard removal, damage reporting with EYEBALL estimates. We patched roofs but temporary patches. I.e. rolled roof and tar over leaking area or roof tarps. Now we are soffit guys, roof guys, windows guys, plumbers, electricians, mold remediation, deck dock and stair builders, tree guys, exterminators, painters, pressure washers, pool guys, demo guys, cleaners etc.....and that's just the things I can think of. All for at best case 20% less than market rate.
We are not general contractors we are preservation contractors. We "preserve" assets it was never supposed to be our job to improve them. Sure, there are some general / building contractors doing this work, but I've always found that odd. I'm sure in some states it's a requirement so I can't speak to what should be done there, but for me, if I was a general or building contractor I wouldn't touch preservation. Wouldn't seem necessary.
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