Joseph J. Derba began his career in housing construction in 1983. He
found the profession suited his hands-on work preference, independent
spirit and creative talents. In the initial eight years, Joe's primary
aim was to gain knowledge and experience by aligning himself with a
builder and construction manager who would "show him the ropes." Joe
learned that to be there for the long haul - during both good and hard
times in the industry and economy - it would be mandatory to gain an
excellent journeyman's knowledge of efficient, high quality workmanship.
It was also during this time that Joe rounded out his experience with
advanced study, successfully passed the Massachusetts Builders' Exam
and obtained his licenses as a Construction Supervisor and a Home Improvement
Derba Construction was formed in 1991. Starting with three workers,
the Company has grown both in size and reputation as a quality framing,
building and remodeling business, one of the largest construction firms
of its type within a five-town radius of Walpole. Today it includes
an Office Manager, two Project Managers and two Framing Crews.
Joe Derba believes that honesty, hard work performed with pride, talent
and customer satisfaction are the reasons for his success. The fact
that a significant percentage of his Company's projects result from
customer referrals confirms this assessment. Joe has earned the respect
of and built a productive and cooperative working relationship with
numerous builders and building inspectors. The Company has made its
reputation by continually seeking highly skilled and well trained employees
and sub-contractors. Obligated to keep abreast of building codes and
advancements in materials, Derba Construction is selective in the wood
products used and insists that subcontractors supply quality, brand-named
products for client projects.
The Planning Process
Experience strongly suggests that a prospective client's first step
should be to engage the services of an architectural or design firm
to aid in creating a practical, affordable and attractive plan that
fits the client's specific needs and goals. Years of experience have
shown that a poor set of plans can lead to problems and dissatisfaction.
The collaboration of client, architect/designer and contractor helps
to insure that the construction phase proves less arduous for both client
and builder with a better structure resulting - one that complements
the original building and fits smoothly into the architectural fabric
of which its neighborhood is woven. The additional cost for utilizing
design professionals is typically offset by savings in construction
costs - and less need for change orders. Derba Construction has worked
closely with architects commissioned by owners; the Company can also
suggest a design partner for a client. Derba Construction prides itself
on offering clients practical, realistic and flexible scope and budgetary
options when in the planning stages of a project. At the completion
of this phase, both owner and builder hold a copy of a signed Construction
Contract, including a payment schedule.
The Construction Phase
Throughout the construction process your Derba Construction team will
work closely with you and the professional who drafted your plan. This
allows for a smooth process and productive communication among the parties.
If a problem arises, whether it is a construction or client concern,
a quick resolution can be worked out with a minimum of disruption and
frustration for client and builder alike. Copies of any signed and approved
Change Orders generated during the construction phase of a project are
held by both homeowner and contractor, enabling both to keep a record
of any deviations from the original plan and tracking any added costs.
Derba Construction provides a one-year warranty on the Company's work
and that of the subcontractors it engages. The Company stands by its
product and likes to leave satisfied customers.
Experience and Communication
Derba Construction, Inc. is ready to serve you as a high quality, reasonably
priced custom builder, using only the newest techniques in frame and
finish construction, as well as state-of-the-art construction materials.
As a larger remodeling-framing company, Derba Construction is able to
install the best products and provide quality work to complete your
next home or to remodel/expand your current home, while simultaneously
increasing its value.
Customers select Derba Construction because of the company's history,
background and satisfied customers' references. Constructing a relationship
with the property owner continues throughout the building of the structure.
Years of experience have t
aught Company representatives that communication
with its customers is the cornerstone of success.
Building Remodeling Framing