FRIENDLY, SINCERE AND HONEST...DONE BY THE BOOK ..that's what it says on the card of Ken Eade the owner of 3'n 1 construction and this truly is the philosophy he lives and does business by.
They value great relationships with their clients, and believe that this is fostered by truly listening to them. They strive to understand your needs and work with you to achieve your goals. They work hard to add a personal touch to each and every job, treating your home as though it was theirs.
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Enjoy this latest article written about Ken Eade and his Trusted team - who are best of the best Saskatoon Roofers!
By Erin Legg- Refined Lifestyles 2016
In a construction industry as competitive as Saskatoon’s, what can a company do to set itself apart? Seven years ago, Ken Eade founded 3 ’N 1 Construction with a golden principle in mind — raise the standards homeowners should expect. “Standards slip when people let them,” he says. “It only takes one guy to change that.”
And change it he did. 3 ’N 1 is well-known for its commitment to integrity, whether it’s with the client, a contractor or a supplier. “In the beginning, I kept wondering, ‘How will people pass along my name? How are people going to recognize me?’ ” Eade reflects. “I decided to be a catalyst for change and raise people’s standards — and exceed them in everything we do.”
Whether framing homes or garages, roofing and siding, and soffits and fascia, the 3 ’N 1 team is well versed in all areas. Photo by Neek Photography.
3 ’N 1 is a diverse company that provides quality construction services for projects of any magnitude. Whether framing homes or garages, roofing and siding, and soffits and fascia, the 3 ’N 1 team is well versed in all areas. Eade, a former scientist, says this diversification is something his customers have come to appreciate. On making the leap from the world of science to that of construction, he says, “Science is cumulative. If you don’t understand the basics, you won’t understand the complexities of everything else. Construction is the same; you have to know the basics so you can evolve your company. I think doing everything has really been one secret of our success. It’s eliminated a lot of frustration for customers.”
Another component of the company’s success is its crew of reputable construction professionals. Eade has great pride in his trusted sub-contractors. “We really do work as a team,” he says. “We are very aware when we arrive at a worksite this is someone’s home, someone’s property. We always keep that in mind.”
Ken Eade, owner and founder of 3 ‘N 1 Construction. Photo by Neek Photography.
Part of Eade’s leadership in the construction industry is educating homeowners about the construction process and how to choose a reputable contractor. “I always, always, always tell people: do your research!” he stresses. “Get a detailed quote. Compare apples to apples. Research a company thoroughly. Are they insured? Are they WCB certified? Do they carry liability insurance? Are they in good standing with their suppliers?” The passion he enthuses about this topic shows his commitment to homeowners and the industry by raising the level of standards that should be expected — and achieved.
Relationships are something Eade does not take for granted. He recalls a recent project in Craik where he assisted a contractor by installing a new roof on a massive barn project. “My supplier sent two extra pallets of shingles. We’re talking about $1,800 worth! So I called them up and said, ‘You sent too much!’ And I returned the extra right away. I never take the relationships I have with my suppliers lightly. They are integral to our success as a company.”
Does a business with a respected reputation happen by chance? No. When the founder sets a high standard of achievement, the company’s competitive advantage quickly becomes apparent. Recalls Eade: “My dad said, ‘In life, there will be people who will try to take things from you — your wife, your possessions. You may lose everything you have in life, but there’s one thing nobody can take from you and that is integrity. The only person who can give that up is you.’ ”
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