Re: Great new site for finding contractors
Who cares. What's important is that the price is acceptable for the quantity and quality of the work.
Originally Posted by mandylee216
People are far too worried about what the profit margins are of a contractor, instead of worrying about the quality of craftsmanship and the integrity of the contractor. When was the last time you were worried about the commission your mechanic is making, or the commission that your realtor is charging, or that your doctor is getting?
The point is, neither the price being charged nor the amount the contractor is profiting has anything to do with the quality or integrity of the work or the individual. The same can be said in the other examples above. Worry about finding a well respected tradesman. Shop the exact same bid to at least three different companies, then make your decision based on the reputation of the individual and how you feel about them, not the cost of the bid. Any flagrant discrepancies between the bids should require an explanation because the cheap guy may have left something out, the expensive guy may foresee something the others didn't. It's up to you to ask questions, then use your gut instinct as to whom will be the best to work with on your project.
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