Gettum Associates, Inc. is a family-owned, professional remodeling contractor in the Indianapolis area. Today, we’re going to share an interview with the president of Gettum Associates, Inc: Phillip C. Gettum, known as Phil to friends and family.
Where is Gettum Associates located?
Although I am a Westfield resident and we work all over Marion and the surrounding counties, my business offices are located in Greenwood at 4984 W. Smith Valley Rd.
How long have you been in business?
I have been in business since 1987 and at the same location for 20 yrs.
Can you tell us about Gettum Associates?
Gettum Associates Inc. is a full service Design/Build remodeling company. What that means is, we work with homeowners to establish a list of wants and goals for changes to their homes. These changes may be desired due to needing more space due to new births, kids getting older and bigger, the combining of families or simply the desire to have an amenity they see in new homes with more open floor plans. We complete the design work and engineering in-house with our own people, we build the project with our own construction crews and we service the project after the sale. We are a ONE-STOP remodeling company.
What makes Gettum Associates unique?
Most construction companies are really construction managers of non-employee subcontractors. Although Gettum Associates does employ the services of licensed trade partners, such as HVAC, electrical and plumbing contractors, we do most of the work with our own employees. Unlike many remodeling companies who have a production manager driving around the city visiting multiple jobs, our Lead Carpenters and their crews are assigned to a client’s project. It is the only project that they are assigned and that project is that crew’s total responsibility until it is complete. We are always on the job. Furthermore, because we design it and built it, there is never a question of who is responsible for whatever issue surfaces. We take full responsibility.
What are you most proud of?
We have been blessed with recognition for remodeling excellence by our peers as being one of the top 50 remodeling companies in the United States. Our inclusion in Remodeling Magazine’s BIG 50 Hall of Fame in 2000 was a great honor.
How does Gettum Associates grow and prosper?
We are also blessed with great employees who do great work. Because of their hard work and dedication our clients have become our greatest cheerleaders and a prime source for new work through wonderful referrals. That’s how we grow. We work very hard trying not to screw that up!
What’s your favorite part of the business?
I love the challenge of taking someone’s outdated home and floor plan and converting it into their dream home without them having to move away from their friends and neighbors. We truly make “a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”.
Where do you envision Gettum Associates to be in five years?
We intend to be right here doing the same things. I have a son who is an active and important member of The Gettum Team. I’m hoping he’ll let me retire, at least some time!
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