Tell us more, please oh @DivineWizard !!! We'd love to hear more. I too, am in the sector (interior design and construction). There are many things changing in our industry and many things folks should know. Post some more so we can all talk.
Absolutely! Here's a saying I always tell my clients--especially when talking price:
QUALITY labor isn't cheap, and CHEAP labor isn't Quality.
I have worked for 40 years with the trade and resources to build from the ground up. I loved the location process, every trade needed and my crew I brought from job to job were a pleasant part of my career.
I have relied on suggested tradesmen or women, as construction manager, I also used the old time ways of yellow pages for optional needed bids. I have the use today of resources that are like family. When we lose one to heaven, they are missed for the expert and very close friend we had become. I liked to dive into the hands-on process from painting to upholstery and I have for many, many years. If that is interesting?
I have found many rely on just the same resource or going through another to get to the quality. When I get the direct lead, meet and begin to work together is when the designs come alive and people are so happy. That's the benefits I have loved, long time friends you leave behind the work but remain friends for life with some.