What is your favorite type of project to work on?
Renovating houses instead of tearing them down. It can be more satisfying than just some cookie cutter Mcmasion and it is always better for the environment.

Where does your passion come from?
Seeing people light up at the end of a project when they see the finished product

How long have you lived in Vermont?
My wife and I moved up to Vermont 5 years ago after having lived down in the Boston area for a number of years.

What is the biggest challenge for a homeowner during a remodel from your perspective?
The disruption of the daily lives while we get into the process of remodeling their home.

How can someone make your job easier during the process?
Communicating and pre planning, anything that could disrupt the work flow and we will do the same.

What is the biggest mistake you see people making with home renovations?
Maxing out their budget from the get go. I always tell clients to keep 20% set aside in case we find something that isn’t in the scoop of work or material prices increase. At the end if all went well you can pocket that 20% or splurge on something a little nicer.

Do you like a more detailed client or someone that gives you free reign?
I enjoy working with someone that gives us free reign, along the way we will give you some choices to make sure you are good with layout or selections then let us do our thing.

What is the most challenging project you have worked on?
My house actually, it is a 200 year old post and beam farmhouse that had a lot of hidden surprises once we dug into it.

Where do you see Vermont Renovation and Remodeling in the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years I see us with a small team or employees and sub contractors providing a high quality of service across Vermont.

About the author 

Bill Wockenfuss

Bill is a Remodeling and General Contractor located in Colchester VT Serving the Greater Burlington Vermont Area 

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