Home & Garden

By: Rachel Dattolo

 

This time of year there’s more on people’s minds than just spring cleaning. It’s the time of year when home additions, new kitchens, bigger bathrooms and even backyard renovations come to mind. Tim Pedry, owner of Pedry Remodeling & Construction, is Edmond’s hometown expert on projects like these and he has a lot of advice for homeowners looking to give their houses a facelift.

 

Pedry, a remodeler and general contractor with almost two decades of experience in construction, opened his own business in 2005. The niche he aims for is simple yet elusive: quality. He loves the satisfaction that comes with thinking through a project and finding the perfect solution.

 

“I strive to surpass my customer’s expectations whenever possible,” says Pedry. “My quality of work is going to be the same whether I’m working on a house in Nichols Hills or on a house out in the country.”

 

Pedry’s first piece of advice for remodeling customers is an obvious but often overlooked one. Renovators should get at least three estimates for their projects. Many contractors, including Pedry Remodeling, will thoroughly check out a remodeling project and provide estimates for free. There’s no cost involved for homeowners that want to do
their homework.

 

It’s important, however, not to focus on just the lowest price tag. “Remodeling is expensive,” he says. “So expect it to be expensive. When you get a cheap bid, you’re either really lucky or – and this is the case most of the time – the contractors underbid the project.”

 

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