Industry Update 2022

Industry Update 2022

As a point of general awareness, I would like to express a current industry wide snapshot of what HomeTech Renovations, Inc. and our vendor partners are experiencing.

The impact of Covid-19 and worldwide shipping, coupled with labor shortages throughout the country has caused numerous and unpredictable material acquisition issues. Many of these issues impact almost every corner of the material pipeline as well as price increases across the board. Most recently our vendor partners have issued increases on the following materials, with more on the horizon:

 

  1. Cabinet grade plywood
  2. MDF used for paint grade cabinet doors
  3. Premium drawer glides
  4. 3DL laminates
  5. Copper wire and components

 

Know that most of our cabinet vendors are currently running between 20-24 weeks to process and deliver an order. In some cases, specific components of committed orders are additionally backlogged due to specific cabinet interior accessory unavailability. Our own custom shop is currently awaiting an order for Blum drawer glides and hinges to complete orders. HomeTech Renovations, Inc. has also been informed by our two major plumbing wholesalers that many specialty and popular finishes, such as black and brushed gold, are on backorder indefinitely. Major countertop quartz materials are also stuck in the production/shipping pipeline.

All of these issues have also caused a ripple effect as to when HomeTech Renovations, Inc. can accurately predict and forecast actual installation dates, as our policy is to not start a project until we have firm commitments of all key materials associated to a project. Our scheduling department can only issue approximate installation slots based on actual project commitments, coupled with the best guess, or commitments made to us from our vendor partners. Note the installation dates we issue may not be relative due to the ongoing supply chain issues. Additionally, our own certified HomeTech technician availably is also being manipulated by our scheduling department based on weekly updates on expected ship dates.

As the past President of the Southeast Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), I have spoken with many  contractors and competitors who have also shared similar experiences. Please know that in my 39-year history, I have never experienced such a wide range of on-going supply chain and labor issues. I am proud that we perform the majority of our installations with our own employee staff and will remain committed to do our very best to accommodate our customer’s moving forward.

Please be sure to share this memorandum with all of our current customer’s as I do not want to misrepresent any original projections moving forward.

Customer Testimonials
These folks at Let's Face It are the real deal. Great products, face and responsive customer service, large selection, quality installation, they respect your home and the end result makes a huge difference to your out-of-date cabinetry.Changes the vibe of the whole room! We are so glad we did this ...
"Thanks to Vince's help in redesigning my kitchen, I now have all the convenience and beauty that I wanted. John's installation was quick and expertly done to perfection. I've never met a more hardworking man. The red birch wood cabinets are rich and warm and provide a striking contrast against ...
"I'd like to comment on the superlative job your company did in upgrading our kitchen. The initial advice and counsel given by Vincent Arduino was extraordinary, and, for the first time in dealing with contractors, we consistently knew that our best interests were paramount.During the construction, excellent work was done ...
"I'm happy to recommend the company that did our kitchen and flattered that you like ours so much! I used Let's Face It and very much liked working with Vince Arduino. He'll come to your house and give you a consultation at no charge. For it to be meaningful, however, ...
"The work we had done by Let's Face It was a job very well done. The workers were meticulous and completed the job to my exact specifications. Our new cabinets were instrumental in updating our kitchen and added a brightness and newness to our room. Many of our friends have ...
"Pleasure working with all of you too. Sean and Ken have done really nice work and the kitchen looks so much better, really like it a lot. Of course you can add me to the referral list. I wrote you guys a nice review on Angie's List too."
"Sean Duffy is a considerate, personable worker. He is creative and pays close attention to detail. It was a pleasure having him work in our home."
"Overall we were very pleased with the end result. Can't say enough about Sean. He was fantastic, always willing to please."
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our kitchen. Sean was very pleasant and very good at what he does. We very much enjoyed him being a part of the project. The tile guys were pleasant, polite, and respectful of our home. I personally was not around to meet ...
"What a fantastic job and a fantastic kitchen! Let's Face It was great to work with from start to finish. In a little over a week, they turned a 20-year-old kitchen into a showpiece.The workers were clean, friendly, and reliable, and it was all done with an eye toward design ...
"Lisa and I are VERY pleased with the outcome of the kitchen. The quality of workmanship and the professionalism of the installers, especially Rich, were "second to none"! His attention to detail is impeccable. We just had Ken finish up the tile work on Saturday and he did a great ...
"Thank you for putting Rich [Alimonti] on our job, his work is beautiful. Throughout the process, the kitchen is left every night in perfect condition. Very clean! Barry and I appreciate what a terrific craftsman he is! Also, thank you for your design savvy... the kitchen looks ...
"We are ecstatic over our kitchen! Vince, Sean, Ken & Marcie did a fantastic job! I've always felt that if we work with professionals who know their business, a good result would follow. The "Let's Face It" team are true professionals. Thank you so much!"
"Looking for a less expensive option than replacing all my peeling kitchen cabinets, I contacted Let's Face It about cabinet refacing. I worked with their designer Vince who suggested that door fronts and drawer fronts be replaced. Vince relentlessly searched for the color I was looking for. He was very ...
"Our kitchen came out perfect. The cabinets are beautiful, the workmanship was great and we are delighted!"
"The job looks wonderful! I am amazed how efficient and quick the process went. Curt was great. I met him only one time on the first day, since I had to work all week. He was professional, left the house perfect and worked quickly with no mistakes. I am very ...
"A word of praise about your company. In September 2002, we had our 30 year old kitchen cabinets refaced by Let's Face It. The Technician arrived on schedule and went about his work in a professional and diligent manner, finishing the job in 6 days as promised. It was an ...
"Belatedly, I'd like to comment on the superlative job your company did in upgrading our kitchen. The initial advice and counsel given by Vincent Arduino was extraordinary and, for the first time in dealing with contractors, we consistently knew that our best interests were paramount.During the construction, excellent work was ...
"We just wanted to let you know we are thrilled with the results of our kitchen renovations! Your company did a wonderful job from start to finish! We love the new look of our kitchen!Shawn provided excellent service, explaining the steps involved in the process! He was very professional, always ...
"Let’s Face It made this experience painless. I started the process with Vince; he provided great insight and suggestions and did not pressure me to make a decision. Curt was the installer and was great, he does really great work. He showed up when he said he ...
"I absolutely LOVE my "new" kitchen!! It is all so perfect and the island is huge and gorgeous, probably my favorite part!! Thank you!!"