|Project by DovetailNJ||posted 2156 days ago||2539 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
When I first met this customer they had a high end (& priced!) designer in the mix.
It’s been my experience that every designer has “their guy” for the project and pushes hard for the client to use him. I wasn’t in the pole position.
In order to counter that deficit I spent hours doing design work and paid a draftsman (woman) more than $600.00 to produce scaled 24×36 CAD prints.
I arrived with prints, 3-D renderings, molding samples, color samples, photos, referrals etc.
Half way through my presentation the designer threw up his hands and said “This is your man, my guy’s not going to be able to compete with this!”
When we finished the theater the customer contracted us to do the rest of the basement.
It includes a theater lobby w/candy counter, octagonal poker room , movie poster gallery hallway, wine cellar and bar.
The designer got fired and we had complete control of the project.
In the end we spent almost two years on the basement.