I don’t understand why businesses don’t seem to actually want your business. You offer a service. I am willing to pay for it. Isn’t that how it works? My goodness. This is our third time dealing with contractors. None of those experiences were pleasant, and ended in a lot of unfinished and poorly done work. Now that we’re renovating the old house to move into, we’re trying to get a few estimates. We had four scheduled this week.
Monday at 12:30pm. The guy did not show up. Didn’t answer texts or phone calls. As of Thursday, we still haven’t heard back from that company.
Monday at 5:30pm. The guy showed up early at 5:05pm and spent two hours going through the house. Measuring, taking notes, offering up more affordable options. THANK YOU! Finally someone decent. And he did some work for my mother in law last year, so I know his work is good. He’ll have a quote to us early next week.
Tuesday at 2pm. No show. No communication.
Tuesday at 5pm. DH called to confirm, and the guy said he was running late, so it’d be closer to 6:30pm. No problem. 6:25pm he calls to say he can’t make it, and reschedules for the next day. Wednesday at 5:30pm, he showed up. Also very detailed. He was nice. Will have quote end of this week or early next week.
Whenever we have work done, I always like to get at least 3 quotes to compare. That’s why we scheduled 4 companies. Only 2 showed. We decided to call a few more companies.
One hung up on DH. He called back and they hung up on him again. Not sure how this company has a 5 star Google/Yelp rating!!
One can’t come out for an estimate until June 25th…!?
Another said “he don’t do remodel no more” but would have his friend call us who did. No calls yet.
And we left voicemails for 3 others who have yet to return our calls.
It’s just amazing how hard it is to HIRE a company!!
As far as the old house goes, we’re looking at $30,000 in renovations. It’s a full gut job. Even needs a whole new kitchen. We looked at IKEA, but we dealt with them last time, and it was a nightmare. I found Modern Family Kitchens in Oregon, who are pretty affordable. But in the end I think we’re going with Lowes. They have a new line of in stock preassembled cabinets in a variety of nice finishes. Since this isn’t our forever house, it’s a better plan to keep it cheap. We’re hoping to save the existing granite counter tops.
Assuming we can get anyone to show up for the job. Is it like this everywhere!? Frustrating.