When it's time to move onto the next contractor
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sometimes I think getting a recommendation from a friend for a contractor binds you to a relationship you wish you hadn't started.
I'm living with at least 150 packed boxes, minimal clothing, a mattress and box springs, a folding table and a computer on the floor.
Why, because this new place was so filthy it has to be painted before I bring in any furniture. The one bathroom is not acceptable for use.
First contractor arrived the day I moved and promised to send a proposal in 48 hours. A month later and still no proposal despite more promises.
I finally gave in and called someone I used 3 years ago for another house.
If the contractor hadn't been so highly recomended, I would have moved on earlier and gotten competitive bids. The main problem, is, I suspect, that there are bigger and better things for him to be working on. This is a high income area and I am not in that category. If he can squeeze me into the late fall slowdown of this type of work, so much the better.
I stayed so long because of the friend's recommendation and normally I would have moved on after the 4th failed promise for a proposal.
I have company with a baby coming in 6 weeks. This has to be done.