There Are Many Reasons Why Our Estimates Are Lower

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Randy Shillingburg


There are a lot of good reasons why estimates from Basement Systems of West Virginia are usually lower than those from our competitors.

We've been in this business for over a decade, and during this time we've learned how to work efficiently. From how we manage our call center and schedule appointments, to the methods we use to warehouse materials and schedule our crews, we've learned over the past 11 years how to work most effectively and efficiently. Working more efficiently means we are able to hold down costs, which are ultimately passed on to our customers.

The quality training we provide our employees allows them to work efficiently, holding down our labor costs that we ultimately charge our customers. For example, a competitor in Southern West Virginia bragged on their website that it only took them five days to install a little over 1,000 feet of vapor liner in a crawl space. We would have done this same job in probably only two days, saving the customer three days of labor costs. Imagine the cost savings!

As part of a nationwide network of dealers, Basement Systems of West Virginia and other dealers order materials in bulk, which holds down material costs. Lower costs to us means lower costs to our customers.

Lastly, nearly all of our full-time employees receive either a salary or an hourly wage -- plus an incentive bonus. The harder they work and the more efficiently and effectively they work, the more money they can earn. Our employees don't "milk" their jobs so they can earn more money, turning a two-day job into a week-long project. Our employees understand that working hard and providing quality work is our expectation, and not doing both will negatively impact what they earn.

Ricki and Pat Edwardson strive to provide customers with the best products and the best service at the lowest cost.

We are asked all the time, "How do you find such hard-working employees?" This is why: Our employees are paid an incentive bonus to work harder and smarter, and to provide quality work to our customers. 

A customer in Morgantown recently shared an estimate they received from a competitor a couple of years ago. We were able to save this customer over 30%. Needless to say, this customer was very happy! We also recently learned that a customer in the Charleston area was amazed that our estimate was about 50% lower than that from a competitor -- and this customer was friends with one of the top people working with this competitor. Imagine what this customer's estimate from competitor would have been if he had been just an average customer!

Because we provide quality work at prices that are usually a lot lower, we are in demand. This is why it often takes a couple of weeks for us to get out to your home to provide you with that estimate. But when YOU can save 30%, 50% or more, we are definitely worth the wait.

Call us today at 1-888-619-1300 to schedule a free, no obligation estimate.

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Basement Systems of West Virginia
1807 West Pike Street Ste C
Clarksburg, WV 26301
1-304-754-2023