TRUST IS THE FOUNDATION OF EVERY RELATIONSHIP
Building a trusting relationship with your roofing contractor is sort of a chicken or the egg exercise, but one that provides positive outcomes. In order to trust your contractor, you have to spend time talking with them, meeting with them, and working with them. In order to talk, meet, and work with a contractor, you have to trust them. Once you finally decide that you will begin working with a contractor and start that relationship process, it’s amazing to see how quickly a strong relationship is formed that allows for more trust and more interaction.
Success Breeds Success
You have probably heard the phrase “Success breeds success.” What this means is that the more you do something and improve at it, the more you succeed. The more you succeed, the more you want to keep doing it and keep improving it. Well, this concept can be applied to building trust in a relationship as well. The more you work with your contractor, the more you trust them. The more you trust them, the more willing you are to give them work and give them opportunities to shine, which – if they perform well and with integrity – causes you to trust them more.
What Good is Trust?
Once you’ve built a relationship of trust with your contractor, you can start to work with them without having to look over their shoulder or keep close tabs on them. You can go out of town on vacation, and if you hear of a roofing problem, simply call the contractor and you know they’ll do the right thing and take care of it. When they bring you suggestions, because they have shown their integrity in the past and you trust them, you know they are recommending what is best for you, not their pocketbooks.
There are many benefits to having a roofing contractor that you trust on your team. Not the least of these benefits is the peace of mind that comes with a trusting relationship. Think of having a trusting relationship with your contractor as having an ally on your team, while a non-trusting relationship is like being forced to work with an adversary: it won’t work out well and you won’t produce good results.