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Magee Construction Company
1705 Waterloo Rd
Cedar Falls. IA 50613
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OUR NAME IS ON THE HOUSE FOR THE LIFE OF THE HOUSE
Sometime in the late 1950’s, Earl (Pete) Magee, Wayne Magee’s grandfather, was building a new home for an owner of a local lumber yard. The first loads of lumber began to arrive at the site and as was his custom, Pete started inspecting the lumber. It quickly became evident that while the material was dry and obviously structurally sound, it also, just as obviously, had been soaked during a recent flood and was badly stained. Pete promptly had the lumber returned to the yard. Just as promptly, the lumber dealer stormed to the site of his new home and informed Pete that there was nothing wrong with the lumber and directed him to use the stained lumber since, after all, it was his (the lumber yard owner’s) home.
Pete, without hesitation, said “Yes, I know it is your home and I understand that you think since it is your home, you should be able to put whatever materials you like into its construction, but you won’t always live in this house. It will be sold several times during its life and people will forget you lived here. The one thing that will remain constant is the fact that I built this house and my name will always be attached to it. There is no way that I will use those materials because if I do, there will be a time that someone will say – ‘I can’t believe Pete Magee would use lumber that looked that bad to build this house’… so sir, that is simply not going to happen.”
Pete prevailed, unstained replacement lumber was delivered, the house was built and, as predicted, had several owners. Most of the people in that town wouldn’t know who all the folks are who have lived in the house, but you don’t have to do too much checking to determine that it was built by Pete Magee.
Magee Construction Company believes remodeling and new construction should be a pleasant experience. Our team will do everything possible to see that your project flows smoothly and is completed in a timely manner. Our goal at Magee Construction Company is to ensure that you receive quality workmanship and attention to detail from a staff that really listens to you. Make Magee Construction your partner on your next project.