Timber Framing Buyer's Guide
Chapter 3: Philanthropist/Investor Buyers
Timber crafted structures are very long lasting and make a very solid, unifying statement. As an ultra affluent member of society, You'll find that investing and giving in the expressive form of Timber structures can be extremely rewarding. Perhaps because wood is so close to nature it has always symbolized a secure, warm habitat. I just noticed that timber structures and living spaces always seem put a smile of people's faces.
- Does building an entire ski resort, complete with cabins, and community center, sound interesting to you? (Imagine a shopping/dining/spa/exercise, experience for people to recharge and gather motivation to do good) If so, where would you like to build? In Switzerland, Argentina, or perhaps another remote, beautiful location?
- Would you like to build an expensive community center, in your hometown which reflects the values of your community?
- Perhaps an outdoor pavilion/structure as an addition to an existing community park?
- Or maybe just an overseas vacation home which you can enjoy and then gift to the person or persons of your choice when the time is right.
As you can see, investing and/or giving in the form of Timber Crafted structures is expressive, unique, and has a sense of purpose. But it goes deeper than the physical gift or investment. It becomes a beacon to the gifted and motivated people who hear and/or experience your story. It gives them a reason to apply themselves and do good things. So the underlying question for you becomes, where, when, and how do you want to capture and convey the essence of your success?
How To Capture and Relay The Message Of Your Core Values (The short answer: "call me")
Getting started can be a many year process or it can be as soon as today. My recommendation is that you start planning today, write down possible outcomes, and then continue to move toward the future that might be, without forcing any step in the process. Not the finances. Not the decisions. Nor any aspect which could turn a fun endeavor into a headache.
Of course I would be delighted to get a call from you, regarding building a timber frame hotel in Sydney. Or a community center in Buenos Aires. I too have given to community projects in my locality, albeit on a small scale, and I have to say that it is definitely worthwhile. So, the opportunity you make possible... to give and to create, to be a part of something bigger than myself, would be appreciated on a very deep level.
As far as our abilities to deliver... our ability to conceive, plan, coordinate and build your project...that is something you'll want to decide for yourself. (See also Platinum plus Membership for more info about the Ultimate Service Package) If you were to ask me why I feel confident and excited by the idea of delivering my art on any scale, at any location, even though our company is not an extremely large enterprise, my reply might be something like this.
I feel confident and excited about artfully creating and expressing a message using timbers as a medium to tell your story, your values, and your ideals because... I truly believe you will find the most transparency, honesty, creativity, and flexibility and competency here at Arrow Timber Framing!
Transparency and Honesty- that is a huge issue...which is why I am tickled pink to tell you that past customers, vendors, and friends say they trust me, and describe me as straight forward... "What you see is what you get." So that means your pricing, your planning, your feedback, and every aspect dealing with me/Arrow will be shenanigan free. You don't want surprises or headaches. And we will work to make sure they are non-existent or as small as possible. More info here: Arrow Guarantee
Creativity and Flexibility- you'll notice right off the bat, that the driving force behind our creativity and flexibility is not only our love for the craft of timber framing ,but also the burning desire to make a timber gift/investment work for you. As you can imagine, such clean and powerful motives will push creativity and flexibility through the roof. Which then adds to the positive cycle to deepen the pool of our creative and flexible scrutinizes at your disposal.
Competency- here is when the rubber meets the road... He talks the talk, but can he walk the walk? Rather than bore you with talk of my math skills, or stories of how I have pulled the rabbit out of the hat (finding ideas and solutions within tight constraints) on numerous occasions, you will be better served doing due diligence yourself or having a trusted third party evaluate our ability to deliver your personalized timber package which reflects you.
How To Choose the Right Timber Framer
I feel it is important for you to make you own evaluation, rather than take what I say for its face value. If you are in the position to give or invest, you are obviously intelligent and a good judge of character. And certainly capable of making your own uninfluenced decision. Here are some suggestions for determining if I do indeed do as I say.
Random past customer selection- you would ask for the contact info for our past clients, for dates you would select. In this way you would be assured that I am not hiding anything.
Face to face meeting- Nothing really compares to the information your subconscious mind gathers when you meet someone in the flesh. Perhaps the easiest form of decision making... If you can listen without overriding the message from your subconscious... get rid of unnecessary mental clutter.
View past projects- although we've done impressive projects from port cochureres to timbered pool roofs, to outdoor pavilions, our appetite for new challenges, new criteria, and new solutions is ravenous! As you view all of portfolio pictures and plans, don't let anything limit your imagination. We want to make your project a reflection of you, so you can pass your message forward, for a long, long time.
Start with a limited agreement- after you had a chance to get acquainted with us and have a good solid feeling about how we communicate, interact, and work, you may want to test the water with an agreement to design only and then proceed. Or you may want us to do you cabin, home, storefront, or restaurant as a way to evaluate our skill and competency before moving on to your big statement.
Tomorrow Is In Your Hands
This question really comes back to flexibility and creativity. In what way would you like to give or invest? How can you inspire and motivate others to follow your footsteps? -And finally, what can we at Arrow do to make this the best possible option for you?
I believe you have an active mind and good imagination... start your mental wheels turning today and we'll talk about the what, when, and where of your ideas, tomorrow, or in the very near future!
Act with purpose and Seize the Day!