So why is it that the trades, and that’s a generalization, get such a bad rap from so many?
Here’s partly why.
What do you see here? The gray is paint that has been scrapped from the building and just left in the garden by painters.
Now how hard is it to take a tarp and wrap it around the bush to keep the paint off the plant?
Obviously a work in progress. Yes it’s my project. What do you see?
My point in this post is that when people look around at the work you do and it’s a messy site or there’s paint chips and can covers strewn all over, what’s their impression? If it’s their project and they come home to this mess versus a site that is clean, what do you think their thoughts will be? Do you really think they are going to praise your great job when they have to clean up your mess?
Too many in the trades do not set back and think from the prospective of the client. They do their work, get done and leave. How would you feel if you came home to a project that was being done, whether its a remodeling project, painting or whatever and it was a mess. You already had a fun day at work and now this mess to see. It’s not something that will ring your praises down the road and it gives the general public the notion that all the trades are not professional. That is not the case but it only takes a few bad apples to taint the entire basket.
Change how you operate for better client relationships, for better referrals and for every trades person out there. Reputation is everything and the perception you leave is where it starts.