5 Things We Learned (Not to Do) from our Competitors

Custom Kitchen Tips

Remodeling a kitchen, or installing a custom kitchen in a new build, is a pretty big deal. After all, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. It’s where meals are prepared and often enjoyed by your family, and where people inevitably congregate when you throw a party. Because your kitchen says a lot about you and your lifestyle, it is essential that you choose the right builder to help you achieve your vision of the ideal kitchen. Gaumats International is Missouri’s premier choice for custom kitchen and bathroom installation and remodels, and it shows! Here are a few things our competitors do that have inspired us to continuously perfect and improve our level of service and quality so that we stand head and shoulders above the rest!


  1. One-Stop Shop…Not so Much- On the surface, a contractor who can tackle just about any type of remodeling job seems ideal! Imagine, having only one builder handling the design, appliance installation and carpentry in every single room of your house- it seems too good to be true. Well, it probably is- if a contractor is trying to be everything to everyone, that may mean that he or she is not a true expert in just one area. You should stick to a company that specializes in one or two things- like, say, custom kitchens and bathrooms- for a guarantee of more experience and knowledge of the tasks at hand.
  2. Manners Matter!- It is sad that so many homeowners feel as though they are resigned to contractor work that is carried out by grumpy, rude or downright mean workers, simply because there’s no alternative. At Gaumats International, you will always be treated like the high-priority customer you are, and we won’t stop until you are completely satisfied with our work.
  3. Fudging the Numbers- Lots of kitchen contractors out there will throw out one number at the beginning of the remodel, and then stick you with a bill that far exceeds that number by project’s end. While some circumstances that cause a price increase are unavoidable, at Gaumats International we pledge to stick to the agreed-upon numbers and notify you immediately if anything changes that might alter the proposed budget amount.
  4. Vanishing Timelines- Let’s face it- contractors are famous for coming in woefully behind on their estimated times of completion for home projects. It is not unheard of for homeowners to be quoted for two weeks of labor, only to have the project stretch on for months. While inclement weather or backordered components can sometimes delay a proposed work schedule, at Gaumats International we understand that it is vital to try to come in as close as possible to the estimated date of completion.
  5. Code Conundrums- An inexperienced or disorganized contractor may neglect to get the appropriate clearance from the local government, and find themselves facing building code violations and other zoning issues, which is bad for you! Make sure to properly vet your contractor and find out right away if there’s anything you need to do to keep your project up to code.


Gaumats International is here for your kitchen and bathroom remodeling needs! Our courteous, kind and organized staff of experienced professionals is on hand to help guide you to your vision of the perfect kitchen. We are Missouri’s source for top-quality kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Call us today at 816-847-8228 to schedule a consultation with one of our premier builders. We look forward to working with you!

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