Relationships are the common thread that binds people together through the ups and downs of construction. In your desire to maintain those relationships, you may make short term deals to try to avoid conflict to keep everyone happy. But, those short-term deals will prove to be a detriment to the relationship and the project in the long run. True trust is not built on deals. Trust is built over time through successes and failures, telling the kind truth when it isn’t popular, and working through issues together. That is the trust that will allow relationships to grow that will stand the test of time.