Re: Architecture Real professionalism Re: AffordableCohousing
From: Wayne Tyson (
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:00:30 -0800 (PST)
Good points; good advice.


PS: However, the kind of quality craftsmanship that built, say "Craftsman" houses remain pretty much dead. Here and there there are struggling exceptions, but most of what passes for skill is little more than movie-set trickery. So while I get the point that there are exceptions, the skills that were once fairly common have pretty much vanished; it simply can't compete with the cheap imitations and tawdry taste of the "Modern American Economy."

"Americans know the price of everything and the value of nothing." --W. C. Churchill

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry McIntire" <jerry.mcintire [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Architecture Real professionalism Re: AffordableCohousing

There are lamentable cases of poor craftsmanship, as Wayne noted, but to
say that craftsmanship and professionalism is "dead" is quite an
overstatement. I and a large number of other builders and contractors have
and do fine work, reliably, and on budget. Buyer beware, of course. Due
diligence is needed to find workers with a good reputation, who are
interested in keeping it. In fact, I know several who will go above and
beyond what their customers will ever see or know. Be clear on your
expectations, and insist on them.

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