Attorney Trey Wilson - RL Wilson Law

22 May 2009

San Antonio Builders

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Greater San Antonio Builders Association Membership Mixer. The event was hosted by Morrison Supply Company at their wonderful facility located near the San Antonio airport.

The event was attended by a variety of builders, suppliers and vendors affiliated with the construction industry. I was impressed with the camaraderie between "competitors" who vie for a limited number of customers in today's tight economy. The GSABA group seemed dominated by fairly small-sized custom home builders, but the big builders were represented too. All told, the attendees came-off as hardworking small business owners operating in a very specialized industry.

Just like lawyers and virtually any other group, builders come in all shapes, sizes, personality types, and ethical standards. There are many good builders out there who are also great people. But there are also bad apples. Be very careful when choosing a builder or a lawyer! Do your homework, check references, and talk to past cusomers/clients. Ask lots of questions. The construction industry and construction law are very technical. Do not enter into naive relationships in either field.

I look forward to the next GSABA event, and am even considering putting together a team for their upcoming fishing tournament.

Trey Wilson --Named By Scene in SA Magazine As One of San Antonio's Best Real Estate Litigation Attorneys -- September 2008 -- As voted on by peers