Transparency in quoting sealed the deal for this Wangaratta farmer when searching for someone to build her hay shed.
The hay shed has an RHS hot-dip galvanized frame, with two sides cladded, and a footprint of 270 square metres (18 x 15 x 5).
“We met with Aaron and he was lovely to deal with,” she says.
“Price was a heavy factor and they were local.
“They had also done repairs for us on an existing shed, so we knew their work was good.”
What got them across the line was transparency in quoting.
She had a clear idea of what they needed and learnt a lot about the different materials available and differences in the manufacturing process when quoting.
The farmer is very detail-oriented and found it difficult to compare quotes when pricing and materials and fabrication techniques were so different.
“The original quote did not have enough information but Aaron got me more detail to satisfy me I was making the right decision.”
She says having this information happily provided, which was not the case with all quotes, made her feel confident she was getting the best deal and that she understood it inside and out.
It’s a decision she hasn’t regretted.
“It all went fine. Russell Gee was one of the contractors and we had no dramas at all,” she says.
“We were concerned about doors flapping but they were helpful in getting bolts to stop this.
“They were excellent – I don’t have a bad word to say.”
At the time there was a $5000 Victorian Government grant available for fodder storage.
“We had nowhere to store hay and had been talking about it for a while, but that was the catalyst,” she says.