Charlie: Sondra from Galveston writes to us. She just built a house built in the 1920s, she says.
Charlie: And she plans to do some remodeling and updating of plumbing and electrical, and she knows it’s going to involve opening some walls and some rooms and stuff. And what she wants, Tom, is to find a contractor who knows the permitting process in Galveston. Is it different?
Tom: It’s not really different. It’s just as annoying as anywhere else.
Tom: I know the head of the Building Department down there, David Ewald. He’s a great guy, and they’ll work with you the best you can. But there’s no permitting process that’s just a piece of cake.
Tom: Inspections and everything … you have to go through it.
Charlie: I’m here to tell you.
Tom: And they have a little bit different responsibility, because they’re dealing with Windstorm on top of their own codes. So you’re having to double duty down there a little bit, but any contractor that builds should be able to handle that for them, so who’s ever doing it down there-
Charlie: Seems like a project for TriFection, to be honest.
Tom: TriFection can certainly do it.
Charlie: This would be the kind of thing-
Charlie: Because this sounds like the kind of work they did for us in this building here, and ours is a commercial. But I mean, it has such a nice finish to it because we didn’t go commercial. We had TriFection do it.
Tom: Well, you know it’s going to be one of those old little clapboard homes if it was built in the ’20s in Galveston.
Tom: Those things are a challenge, but they’re very cool when they’re done.
Charlie: But the cool thing about TriFection, too, if you have them come down and talk to you, Sondra, is that they love a challenge. If anything, the more challenging, the more Jeff Roberts is going to get his lather up about doing it, so-
Tom: That’s the kind of perfect project where the Old World Lumber can come in.
Charlie: Oh, yeah.
Tom: And you do the ship kind of thing and go back to the old, original patterns of molding and stuff, and it’d be very, very cool.
Charlie: Sure. You get to-
Tom: Great, great fun project.
Charlie: That’d be … yeah, it’s one of those beams, some of those architectural beams from Old World Lumber would look great in there.