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    NEPA Builders: Building a Better Northeast with Toby Grzenda

    As homebuilding continues to increase around the country, this means that there are many homeowners who are looking for quality builders who can help with their next home improvement project.

    Fortunately, Roofing Insights CEO Dmitry Lipinskiy has created Directorii, a first of its kind platform that connects homeowners with contractors, all while operating under the safety and security of a $20,000 guarantee.

    If you’re a homeowner or contractor looking to ensure that your next home improvement project goes swimmingly, don’t hesitate to reach out to Directorii.

    One of their trained representatives will be happy to assist you in either finding a contractor or becoming a member of the platform.


    During a recent visit to Eynon, Pennsylvania, Roofing Insights Founder Dmitry Lipinskiy had the pleasure of meeting NEPA Builders owner Toby Grzenda, a man who after delivering pizzas right after high school has now become one of the most successful homebuilders in his region.

    As a result, Grzenda has a dearth of knowledge not only for other aspiring homebuilders and contractors, but also for homeowners who may be in the market to hire a builder.

    When it comes to choosing a builder, the first thing Grzenda recommends is that the homeowner develops a clear understanding about the type of person their prospective contractor is.

    “You have to check their references,”

    Grzenda advises.

    “You have to go see their work in order to get to know them as an individual and as a company.”

    This is key because references and past work often determine the quality of a contractor. Grzenda also adds that the way a contractor answers your questions during the sit-down process can give you a very good idea about the type of contractor you may be prepared to work with.

    Additionally, there are a few essential questions homeowners should broach with past clients of a specific contractor.

    “Did they treat you right? Did they take care of your home? Did they clean when they left every night?”

    Grzenda says.

    “Those things are important to ask because when you work with someone for nine to ten months, it’s almost like a marriage. As with any marriage, you’re going to have good and bad days. You have to make sure you can weather the storm on the bad days and handle the good days because they’re both going to happen. If anyone says otherwise, that would be misleading.”

    But Grzenda is also quick to point out that it isn’t just homebuilders who share the blame for when things go wrong.

    As a seasoned homebuilder, Grzenda mentions that there are a few customers he wishes he had not worked with, mostly because those customers were not willing to work towards an amicable partnership that was beneficial to both parties.

    This is why Grzenda stresses the importance of vetting homeowners in order to see if they’re worth entering into a partnership with.

    “There are many homeowners out there who know how to manipulate, and over the course of time you can start to see them coming. But other times you can’t, and halfway through you start to realize this job wasn’t the most ideal, but you absolutely have to do your best to vet the homeowner,”

    says Grzenda.

    It’s this type of knowledge that has made Grzenda one of Roofing Insights’ favorite homebuilding companies.

    If you would like to learn more about Toby Grzenda and NEPA Builders, feel free to visit their website today.

    And if you’re a homeowner or a contractor looking to get connected on Directorii, visit our website today and let the friendly staff at Directorii assist you in either finding a contractor or becoming a registered contractor on the platform.

    Quentin Super
    Senior Copywriter at Roofing Insights, author of the internationally-selling book The Long Road North, founder of quentinsuper.com

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