"Be Your Own General Contractor" Program Available at DirectBuy of Buffalo

Cheektowaga, NY (PressExposure) July 10, 2008 -- The service works in conjunction with a DirectBuy membership. DirectBuy members can buy many of the materials for their new home at the manufacturer’s price, without the typical contractor’s markup. Those materials not available at the manufacturer’s price are still available to members at the discounted contractor’s price.

By working with Keenan 2000 Development as their own personal construction consultant, DirectBuy members also have a resource to arrange construction financing, hire all the required subcontractors, attain necessary permitting, and have an on site manager from start to finish. All that’s required of the consumer is to provide the designs and retain a contractor’s insurance policy, two things Keenan 2000 Development can help with as well.

“Consumers pay the markup on materials and labor because, essentially, they don’t have the skills to do it themselves. With our ‘Be Your Own General Contractor’ program, you can build your own customized home without knowing the difference between a flathead or a Phillips screwdriver,” said Chris Banks, Keenan 2000 CEO and project coordinator.

Working with their construction consultant, the consumer selects the items he or she wants for his or her home—e.g. windows, cabinets, flooring, etc.—as part of creating the estimate. That all but eliminates going over budget for any one phase of the construction.

“When you’re custom-building a home the traditional way, most contractors will offer a certain package that gives you X number of choices. For example, a bronze package at $150 per square foot might only allow you two styles of windows. So, if you want a higher grade of window or additional choices, you need to move up to the silver package at $175 per square foot, even if everything else remains the same. With the DirectBuy program, we comprise the estimate based on what you want so there’s very little chance of going over budget,” said Banks.

Besides helping coordinate the construction, the ‘Be Your Own General Contractor’ program offers assistance in attaining financing for your construction project. Only DirectBuy of Buffalo members are eligible for the “Be Your Own General Contractor” program.

For more information on a DirectBuy membership, you can call 716-684-1400 or visit [http://www.directbuy-buffalo.com].

Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy at 716-684-1400, or visiting [http://www.DirectBuy-Buffalo.com].

To learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit http://www.directbuycares.com.

About DirectBuy of Buffalo

Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 700 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes members' hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Buffalo area since 2005. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. DirectBuy of Buffalo is one of 160+ DirectBuy showrooms throughout North America.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 09, 2008 at 8:08 pm
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