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THE INSTALLER WAS TOP NOTCH AND VERY PROFESSIONAL. In my 58 years this is the first time that a company paid such close attention to every step of the job. If every business did this it would be fantastic. They did such a good job on those I bought another entry door from them. Again a great experience. Both of the old doors were original to the house and were barely attached or insulated.
installed the new doors, framed them correctly and insulated properly.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!
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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.
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The answer depends on your contract.  If you do not have a written contract, you need to begin documenting everything.  Begin by using a calendar and marking the days the contractor started, worked, you had to speak to him/her about the work, etc.

Next photograph the work you feel is sub-par.  If work has been corrected, photograph it now to have a record of its condition.  If you have any "original" or "before work began" pictures get those together, too.

If you do have written contract, see what it says about warranties, complaints, failure to finish / comply, etc.  Holding the money may end up with the contractor taking YOU to court for the funds - you cannot just hold the money.  You need to document in writing what is wrong, what you expect to happen (be specific) and when it should happen by.  A good contract will explain if and how money can be held, how the arbitration or complaint is filed, etc.

You should also invite another contractor to come in and bid the work to finish the job.  They can confirm the quality of the work and give you a price to fix / finish the job.  This gives you justification for holding the funds and an option to finish the job.

If the contractor is not willing to fix the work or listen to direction, do not allow them back in the house.  A judge will ask you why you let them continue to do work if you found it unacceptable.  Take back the key or access to the building - you can also attempt holding any materials or tools as collateral if the cost of repair is higher than the amount owed.  Again, document what you are holding, its estimated value (google or ebay search), etc.

Finally, in writing you should fire the contractor and state the exact reason(s).  Document everything; if it is done in person after they leave make notes of what was said, agreed upon and disputed.  If you are satisfied that what you have paid is fair compensation for the work done, make sure this is noted in the letter firing the contractor.  If you feel money is owed, you will need to file a small claim in your local court.  Include the documentation you made, notes, letters, etc. when you file your claim so the judge will have a copy of everything.  Don't forget to contact the BBB.

Do not wait for the court date; go ahead and hire the other contractor and have the work completed.  Bring this invoice to court with you (file it before the court date if you can).  Bring photos of the finished work (again, file it with the court before the date if possible).  You must show what good quality work looks like vs the poor quality work.

Otherwise it will be a your word against the contractor and you will most likely lose, (the contract is a promise to pay for work) or even if you "win" you will most likely split the difference between the argued amount of money.  Also be prepared for the contractor to file a small court claim against you.  Same process as above, except now you will respond to the summons with a copy of your stuff to defend your reason for holding funds instead of asking for money back.

Good luck!
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Yes, you can ask for these items.  Second Century Homes answered your question well - most contractors do not do a break down to prevent haggling on items that shouldn't be part of the discussion.  People sometimes forget to allow the builder to make money. . .  Builders also want the entire job, not the nickle and dime menu selected items - you may find the contractor says "Thanks, but no thanks" if you ask them to remove portions of the work.

The real question is why do you need this break down?  If you are thinking you will do the demo yourself to save money, you can certainly tell your contractor this - but I would be willing to bet once you buy or rent the tools, haul the trash to the correct disposal dump (many trash dumps will not take home building materials anymore) and clean up / prep for the new work - you will have spent more and delayed the project more than just letting the professionals do it. Plus, do not be surprised when they still have to do additional demo work that you didn't know would be needed to complete the job, etc.

Also keep in mind that cutting portions of the work out of the job to do later is not a money saving move.  You will find that the cost for the individual items go up when done seperately - the contractor has to come back multiple times, has to set the equipment back up, possibly pull seperate permits, schedule the work crew / subs, etc.

If you are asking for the break down to compare bids, then again, tell the contractors what numbers you want to see.  If you are doing it because you feel the total price is too high, have a discussion with your contractor; they may be able to suggest ways to save costs, etc.  Ultimately if you know the materail costs, and have the total figure, you can do a pretty good estimate of the percentage for labor and profit in the job.

It is your project and your contract, so you can ask for anything you want on the quote - just be clear on why you want the information so the contractor can work with you.

Good luck!

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My husband and I have been shopping this Home Depot store for more than a decade and have always had wonderful service there. The selection is good and staff knowledgeable. When my husband passed away mid-2014, I had no problem dealing with the entire crew myself. Most recently, I ordered some rocks to be delivered to start re-landscaping my front yard, getting things ready to sell the house. My rocks were delivered ahead of schedule and that was wonderful in my book. I will be purchasing more rocks from them in the very near future so that I may complete my project soon.
- Denise D.
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I remodeled my family home between 2011-2013. I made a number of purchases from
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's did not disappoint. Whether large or small, each employee handled purchases with great attention and customer care. I did get quotes for window and door replacement, but decided not to do the work. The quote was very fair, and Mr.
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's was an excellent source for my needs and the customer service was excellent.
- Cheryl R.
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The flooring specialist was great, she walked me through all of the details and itemized charges, explained the process and had a
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associate out for measurement the next afternoon. The flooring was ordered and delivered in about 10 days as it was a special order flooring they did not carry in stock. Two of the boxes of base board were damaged and I located 12 base boards that had minor damage to them. They took them back no questions asked and immediately reordered the base boards. I was notified when they arrived and they brought them to the house free of charge.
They installation went excellently. The installers were professional, polite and asked many questions to ensure everything was done to my satisfaction.
- Joseph M.
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When our kitchen sink disposal stopped running we assumed the motor had burned-up and we would need to replace the disposal. We called
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Home Center, who was able to determine the problem was not a failed motor but instead a jam which prevented the motor from running. He promptly cleared the jam and also fixed a leaky faucet for us while at our house. In addition,we had some questions about refinishing our white sink, due to scratches and chips, which is mounted under a quartz countertop.
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gave us a recommendation for a company which provides this refinishing service; as well as advice regarding how we can replace our sink plumbing faucet fixtures at the same time. In the past,
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After searching at
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and then another store my wife and I purchased a Samsung
washer and dryer on the 3rd with a delivery on the 11th. Over time I have redone two kitchens and
replaced washers and dryers twice. So when I considered the most recent appliance swap we initially went to
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and...More /> then found a lower cost option at another local shop. It became readily apparent at the local shop
as to why the costs were about $150 cheaper, the service was not up to
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right away. I was extremely impressed with how smooth it all went down; I was in and out in 15 minutes with all the
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alternate store took along with the unnecessary wait. On the 11th we received the
delivery, haul away, and install of our new washers and dryer. The two gentlemen were prompt, professional,
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Rapids to anyone.
- David M.
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The in-store buying process was very smooth. Their computerized system for collecting the necessary information and forwarding it to the cashier was very impressive. From the choices offered, I selected delivery for Thursday morning. Dryer actually arrived at 11:30 am. (Still morning, but cutting it close.) The installers were well trained and careful of my property.
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They did an excellent job. They deliver and they are very nice. The guy that came out was right on time and knows how to do his job well. The always follow up and provide good service.
- Mary E.
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I got an estimate. I made
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perfectly aware that there was to be no added charges. After off loading lawn tractor; I was told the head mechanic would not be back from vacation for a week. I was promised the Mower back by Friday. ON Thursday, I called and was told that my Mower was not ready, but I could pick it up, 1/2 fixed. I stated I wanted it repaired. When I finally was allowed to pick it up, after 2 weeks in the shop, for a 2 day fix (
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.) I was handed a bill with extra added charges and services. One of which was replacing an innertube that was not flat or bad, but a bit low. In fact; They charged me for an innertube, and then merely replaced the good one I already had in the tire. Within days the tire was completely flat.
I have been burned twice by this company, padding my bill. Look a bit further for honest
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- Roger L.

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84 LUCERNE RD
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ACE HARDWARE

1312 S MAIN ST
Mount Airy

Acme Safe & Lock

3222 M St NW

American Sealers

4457 Edan Mae CT

AMICUS GREEN BUILDING CENTER

4080 HOWARD AVE
Kensington

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303

At Your Door Floor Store

17617 Redland Rd
Derwood

Athruz Inc

12108 Dumfries Rd

ATLANTIS Kitchen | Bath | Marble | Granite

43671 Trade Center Place Suite 130

B & B CONCEPTS

PO BOX 832
Mount Airy

B.I.A. CONTRACTORS LLC

3206 ANNANDALE RD

Barbera Contractors llc

26310 Johnson Dr
Damascus

Carlyle & Anderson

17000 Berlin Tpke

Carmack Moving & Storage

45055 Underwood Ln.

CARPET DISCOUNTER WAREHOUSE

8400 CENTRAL AVE
Hyattsville

Click Cabinets

1615 Ludtington St

Community Forklift

4671 Tanglewood Dr
Hyattsville

Congressional Contracting Inc

1865 mooney drive
Gaithersburg

Counter Intelligence

9015 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring

Couser Supply Inc

PO Box 47153
Windsor Mill

D&J Home Services LLC

2129 Spencerville Road
Spencerville

Dean Lumber & Supply Co

24425 Three Notch Rd
Hollywood

DESIGN KITCHENS & BATH LLC

9899 MAIN ST
Damascus

Designs by Farah

394 Maple Ave E

DirectBuy Club of Southern Maryland

3320 Noble Pond Way Ste 104

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dominion Design Associates

201 N Fairfax Street

Elite Builders

5591 Rowser Drive

Elite Development

4401 Connecticut Ave NW

EXECUTIVE LOCK & KEY SVC INC

2003B MT VERNON AVE

Fireside Stone & Patio

76 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City

Frenchporte LLC

4015 Oliver St
Chevy Chase

GBC Kitchen & Bath

5601-H General Washington Dr.

Goddard Remodeling, LLC

4141 N. Henderson Rd. #304

Home Depot

12275 Price Club Plz

HOME DEPOT

5517 URBANA PIKE
Frederick

HOME DEPOT

6691 FRONTIER RD

Home Depot

2421 Old Taylor Rd

Home Depot - Annandale

6555 Little River Trnpke

Home Depot - Dale City

14025 Foulger Sq

Home Depot - Falls Church

6210 Seven Corners Ctr

Home Depot - Gaithersburg

15740 Shady Grove Rd
Gaithersburg

Home Depot - Hyattsville

3301 E W Hwy
Hyattsville

Home Depot - Silver Spring

2300 Broadbirch Dr
Silver Spring

Home Depot Inc - Leesburg

280 Fort Evans Rd NE

Home Duty

1733 Northridge Lane
Bethesda

IED painting services

6335 landover rd
Cheverly

JFR General Contracting Corporation Inc

2408 Evans Dr
Silver Spring

JLGF Services LLC

8029 Pinnacle Ridge Dr.

KITCHEN & BATH STUDIOS

7001 WISCONSIN AVE
Chevy Chase

LELAND L FISHER LUMBER INC

525 E GUDE DR
Rockville

Leveille Home Improvement Consultants Inc

18761 N Frederick Rd
Gaithersburg

Lowe's Co Inc - Waldorf

2525 Crain Hwy
Waldorf

Manhattan Production Painting

13908 WAGON WAY
Silver Spring

Marin's Painting

11808 Lusbys Lane
Brandywine

McLean Hardware Co

1445 Chain Bridge Rd

Mercer Carpet One Floor & Home

26 W Main St
Westminster

Metal Supermarkets

7120 Golden Ring Road
Essex

Mid S Builders LLC

15521 Kruhm Rd
Burtonsville

MT AIRY ACE HARDWARE

1312 S MAIN ST
Mount Airy

N & S Rentals / Ace Hardware

19600 FREDERICK RD
Germantown

Naty iron Works

6763 mid cities ave
Beltsville

Neville Interiors LLC.

3523 Napier St
Silver Spring

NRC Flooring Inc

Gaithersburg

P&C Construction Service LLC

2602 Arts Dr
Fort Washington

PAC Construction

7345 McWhorter PL Suite 100

PLUMBING PARTS PLUS INC.

12172 NEBEL ST
Rockville

POTOMAC GARAGE SOLUTIONS

19200 Chennault Way
Gaithersburg

ReBuild

6625-B Iron Place

Reeb Millwork Corp

1315 Goldsboro Rd
Barclay

Reico Kitchen & Bath

7500-B Leesburg Pike

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

Robert & Sons Co, Inc.

16012 Narrows Terrace
Silver Spring

S & D Improvements LLC

7212 Galgate Dr

Saund Builders Inc

5416 Colchester Meadow Lane

Shenandoah Shutters

2800 Cofer Rd

Shower Door Experts

3712 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson

Showroom Partners.com

176 East Street

Stock Building Supply

10589 Redoubt Rd.

Strosniders Hardware

6930 Arlington Rd
Bethesda

Sun Brite Supply of Maryland

16620 Oakmont Avenue
Gaithersburg

The Home Depot

8805 Liberia Ave

Vienna Glass Co

7873 Coppermine Dr

VILLAGE HARDWARE

7934 FORT HUNT RD

VINTAGE HOUSE PARTS & radiators

4550 Rhode Island ave.
Brentwood

WAA Construction LLC

12111 centerhill st

Winston's Gutter Service

4222 Howard Ave
Kensington

WOODWORKERS CLUB

11910 Parklawn Dr
Rockville

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