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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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would give me multiple options when we ran into something the was more difficult then originally thought. He is very reasonable and saved me a lot of money. I would highly recommend them. We did have one issue with the bathroom and
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new exactly how to handle it.
- Joni W.
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Very well.
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, field manager, was efficient and clean in coordinating the work needed. Very responsive to our needs and questions.
- RAMON & KAREN F.
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The work was completed on time and within budget. We were very pleased with the entire process and would use them again. The work was done in a very professional manner. At the end of the project the owner made some detail work be redone because he was sure we would be bothered by the quality later even if we said it was ok then. He was right and now when I look at that door trim I am reminded they did quality work for us.
- Leah H.
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and his team are highly skilled. I could not have asked for anything better. The quality of the work is superb.
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and his team were reliable, flexible, creative, trustworthy and very professional. Though it may have taken a tad longer that I had hoped for the final product was worth the wait. I love my new basement.
- Jennifer T.
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They did great work and they got the job done over 2 months. They finished the job on time and met all the timing deadlines. The communication could have been a little better throughout the process.
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is great to work with and he is super nice. Their attention to detail is great. They sub-contract a lot of work out and some contractors were much more respectful of my home than others. I would definitely recommend them. The cost was pretty much exactly as they quoted it and the pricing was fair.
- DANA B.
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The finished basement included a kids' play room, a 20-foot custom built bar with custom cabinetry, which
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designed and built himself, and a large family room with a fire place and stone wall.
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worked with us every step of the way. He communicated clearly and professionally and transparently. We are thrilled with how the basement turned out.
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and his staff were professional, punctual and importantly they were trustworthy.
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's value came as combination between his creative eye for design, his detailed and thorough craftmanship, and his professionalism and transparent communications. There were no surprise costs, and no unprofessional staff. Each day after the job the staff organized their materials and cleaned up the working area. We would definitely use them again and recommend them to our friends and family.
- Thomas A.
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I had my kitchen totally remodeled including installing hardwood flooring in my kitchen, family room and foyer.
They also installed new windows / sliding doors in our home. They were very neat during the remodeling of my kitchen. We also used this contractor when we had water damage in our basement due to a leak from my washer . They were quick to respond to my call and installed blowers to dry the floor to reduce the amount of water damage. We did have to replace some of the drywall due to water damage. The repairs and remodeling are outstanding! There was always a supervisor on site during any remodeling or repairs. I would highly recommend this contractor !


- Rick C.
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The entire process proceeded as well as we could have hoped.
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was very responsive during the bidding process, providing plenty of information to help with the decision making. We had a tight schedule and very little room for delays or problems. Once
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started he provided us a schedule for the entire project and he managed the project very closely and finished a day early. He started when he said he would, and kept in constant contact with us as the project progressed. The subs he used were all very good, professional and cleaned up at the end of each day. In particular, the person who primed and finished the drywall, and the painter were excellant. The finished product looks great.
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is professinal, takes an interest in the project, is meticulous and takes pride in his work. He is easy to work with and is open to changes and listened to our concerns. Will definitely use again in the future.

- PAUL C.

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84 Gage Rd.
Wilton

A+ Handyman Home Services

722 E. Industrial Park Drive
Manchester

Aiken Property Management

175 Woodlawn Circle
Portsmouth

All American Plastering

8B Shelley dr.
Hudson

Anything & Everything Handyman

24 Tallwood dr
Nothfield

aquality remodeling

308 high rang rd

Arone Exteriors

18 Mt Vernon Dr
Pelham

Artful Renovations

168 Ashmont St

B&C REMODELING

36 HILLTOP RD

Be Fair Builders

31 Ten Mile Brook Road
Bristol

Beechwood Builders Inc

ROUTE 101 BOX 172 UNIT 25
Bedford

Bennett Painting Plus

6 Russell Trufant Rd

Big Dog Builders

89 N Main St
Salem

birdhouse remodeling

55 corliss hill rd

BJ Carpentry

1 Lyford Hill Rd
Pittsfield

Built Solid

75 Indian Rock Rd
Windham

Built Solid

75 Indian Rock Rd
Windham

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Caldwell Fine Carpentry LLC

19 Bartlett St.
Epping

CarpentryByAllen

160 Thompson Farm Ln
Plymouth

Charlie's Drywall & Painting

23 Stoney Lane
Hudson

chris burke painting and carpentry

78 baboosic lake road
Merrimack

Clean Cut Construction

477 Pine River Rd
Effingham

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

2405 Orchard Crest Blvd

Custom Design Carpentry

176 Fordwy Ext
Derry

dave and louanns homeimprovements

217 CHESTER RD
Fremont

Delmon Contracting

63 Range Rd. Suite 202
Windham

Derek Cook Construction Inc

62 Hickory St
Manchester

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DLM REMODELING

101 IRVING ST

Dr. Home Service LLC.

955 Goffs Fall Road
Manchester

DreamMakeovers

89 Danbury Woods Rd
Danbury

Duplouy Enterprises

PO Box 273
Dover

Durable Construction & Remodeling

7 Laurel Hill Road
Londonderry

Floyd Building LTD

511 Californa Street

Focalpoint Renovations

33 Worthley Ave
Seabrook

Gary Liss General Contractor

13 Stonewall Terrace
Atkinson

Gecko Construction & Development LLC

39 Canterbury Rd
Chichester

GELINAS SIDING &CONTRACTING LLC

8 EASTMAN DR
Hampstead

GEM Flooring

399 Joppa Hill Road
Bedford

George LaBonte Contractor

16 Summer St.
Tilton

Good Livin Home Improvement Co

2702 Chinook Trail
Tamworth

Gpconstruction

Tallant Rd
Merrimack

Granite State General Contractors

92 Bedford Road
Merrimack

Green Shed Renovations

21 Hardy Rd
Londonderry

Grey Ghost Construction

7 Lasala Road
Hillsborough

HANDYMAN NEW ENGLAND

6262 Carriage Hill rd
Epsom

Hanover Hill Insulation and Siding

724 E Industrial Park Drive
Manchester

J.Hawk Builders, Inc.

224 Main St
Salem

JMA Construction LLC

1 Maple Ave
Hampstead

Longo Builders NH

PO Box 1015
Center Ossipee

M&M American Builders of N.H. LLC

Serving areas between Concord and Nashua
Manchester

M2 - Measure Twice, LLC

PO Box 56
Londonderry

MAILLET CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 492
New Ipswich

Maintenance Men

58 McShane Ave
Greenland

Mancusi Builders LLC

30 Holiday Lane
Hampstead

Marois Design

38 Putnam Rd

MHF Building and Remodeling

48 Meadow Ln
Campton

Michael Guitard

PO Box 604
Jaffrey

MICHAEL MAYO CONSTRUCTION

28 LAFAYETTE ST
Rochester

Mike Doyon

Manchester

Mike White Remodeling

124 Bog Road
Concord

Morteza, Inc.

21 Alaska St.

MUNROE BUILDERS

P.O. Box 763
Raymond

My Homes Helper

PO Box 350
Bristol

Naysa

1 Mifflin Place

NB Contractors Inc

PO Box 941804

Northeast Water Wells Inc

50 River St
Jaffrey

Novak Construction

99 River Rd
Greenville

O'Neill Builders LLC

31 Baker St
Dover

Old House Works

842 Washington St

Precision Applications

P.O. Box 1837
Plymouth

Professional Building Services

9 Olde Woode Road
Salem

Professional Touch Painting Services

29 sprague st
Manchester

Protech Home Services

29 Columbia Cir
Merrimack

Prudential Remodeling

1 Westview Terr
Pelham

Quinn's Construction

868 Mammoth Road

R.Blake Construction

PO Box 1454
Conway

R.I. State Restoration

117 Gleaner Chapel Rd

Ramsey Construction LLC

202 Old Turnpike Rd
Epsom

Raymond W. Savary

14 Carter Rd
Merrimack

Reliable Construction

84 Lake St.
Salem

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rescon Basement Solutions

3 Commercial Ln
Londonderry

rkmconstruction

28 Olde Lantern oad
Bedford

S R F Excavation

PO Box 45
Danbury

S.D. Construction

7 Appaloosa Ave
Pelham

Scott LeMay Contracting

11 Allen Rd
Windham

Simply Green Cleaning Etc

25 Mechanic St
Farmington

sjaa construction inc

PO Box 544
Londonderry

Solid Advantage Inc

73 Rockingham Rd
Londonderry

Speers Custom Builders

28 Oliver Neck Rd

STIRLING/BROWN ARCHITECTS

1 MOUNT VERNON ST

Stonehill Builders

PO BOX 1019
Salem

Sumex Design

394 Central Ave
Dover

Team Handyman, LLC

4 Birch Rd
Newton

THE BULKHEAD MAN & SONS LLC

12 GAVIN RD
Mont Vernon

The Curtice Group

9 Redmond Ave

The Home Beautiful Flooring America

141 Daniel Webster Highway
Belmont

The Kevin Roy Building Company

257 Portsmouth Ave.
Stratham

The Wish List Design

23 Ivan Gile Rd
Salm

Thomas Buckingham HouseWright, LLC

95 Blackwater Rd.
Concord

TPM Construction

20 Wheeler Avenue
Salem

Trademark Custom Homes L.L.C.

PO Box 152
Center Harbor

Tri-State Window & Siding Co Inc

PO Box 1028
Londonderry

Turn Cycle Solutions

174 Main St. Suite 13
Nashua

United Remodeling

PO Box 35466

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wichland Woods

64 High St.
Keene

Xtreme Woodworks

21 River Lane / PO Box 89
Freedom

Zagwyn Construction LLC

71 Cota Rd.
Merrimack

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