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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!

No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 


Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450


We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 


Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.

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.


Remodeling Contractors in Memphis, TX

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2519 10th Street

3 B's Construction

11945 S FM2790 W

Advocate Construction Services LLC

9873 Seymour Hwy
Wichita Falls

Affordable Property Services

1026 Private road 3141

Alegria Remodeling

1725 Crestview Dr

Attic Breeze




barker construction

po box 388

Big Boys Construction

402 US HWY 62 180 W

Bill Keating Construction

2305 Ridge Rd Ste 207

bobbys Affordable Handyman

2300 colonial dr.

C-DM Network

1221 Donegal Ln

Carpenter Solution

6870 Ofczarzak Trail

Centex Residential Services

W HWY 190
Copperas Cove


Big Spring


59 N Chadbourne St
San Angelo

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Construction Concepts of Texas,Ltd.

1902 N Midland Dr

Cope Contracting


Cornerstone Roofing

106 Elizabeth Dr
Horseshoe Bay

Crell Construction

895 Cr 269

Cross Timbers Family Services

1794 N Graham Ave



Custom Masonry

6215 Cool Springs Dr

Custom Shutters

811 W Main St

D L Construction

205 Sargent Ave

Dee Ideal Design Home Renovation

1710 S College St

DEW Renovations/Remodeling

63 CR 34200

Dial One Service

911 Carlsbad

DLM Construction

404 e empresario

Dodson Construction an Consulting

1030 West Johnson St

Fashion Floors Carpet One

3300 W. Wall St

Fine Paints Handy Work

1414 N9th
Wichita Falls

First Choice House Leveling

9214 Converse Business Ln

Freedom Quality Heating and Air

1034 E Commerce St

Greater Texas Home Services

207 Deep Woods Ln

Guaranteed Roofing & Construction

224 Dirks Dr
Wichita Falls

Guatex Construction Co


Hammons and Associates Inc.

17160 Rogers Rd.
New Waverly


510 North AVE


31 junioer st

HD Construction

4790 Triple N Ranch Rd.

Henderson Pro Contractors

6202 Iola Avenue

Hill Country Pest Control Inc

305 Lemos St

Historic Builders

PO Box 2236

Home Solutions

3904 N John Stockbauer #110 Victoria, TX

House Rescue Inc

222 W Exchange Ave
Fort Worth


408 E Marcy Dr
Big Spring

J S Contracting

8880 Muery rd

JAM- "Masters in Home Makeovers"

5828 Ashleyanne Circle
Wichita Falls

James Rowland Partners, Inc.

311 FM 3313

Jason Ballard Construction

5134 East State Highway 7

Kirby Whitworth

PO Box 543
Center Point

KJ Rustic Designs

129 Machemehl

KLM Construction Co.

1148 Lake View Dr.


1135 N Von Minden St
La Grange

Lauriano's Handyman Service

924 wood way

Legacy Lifts LLC

6556 State Highway 198

Locke - Star Inc. -- Star Over Texas

P.O Box 338
Port Aransas

M & D Construction

13143 Patterson Rd
Iowa Park

Melvin Linton Homes LLC.

1007 Lee Ave

Mike Magness Contractor Services

771 Darrel Hall Drive

Millwood Cabinets LLC

1200 First Monday Ln

Olvera Remodeling

Little Elm
Little Elm




206 freeman at

PenCo Construstruction

3704 nw cr 3114



Quality Services

2709 Hwy 176

R&J Recycling and Disposal

1212 Louisiana Street


504 s 7th

Randy Edwards Construction

1924 W Terrace Blvd #6

Red Fern Woodwork & Renovation

1000 East Blue Bell rd.

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Red River Acoustics

4701 Catalina Drive
Wichita Falls

Southern Doorways

Copperas Cove

Superior Home Insulation

1619 Spruce St

Swinburn Construction

255 County Rd 866

T & M Contractors

6448 E. Highway 290

Tanner Construction

3520E FM 1161
East Bernard


278 CR 2500

TRENCH Builders, LLC

7848 Terry St
Fort Worth

Trusted Restore

12407 N MOPAC

Value My Stuff

445 Park Avenue


2080 Enzie Dr

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Villanueva Carpentry

4433 Joyce Circle


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Wilkins Contracting LC

5385 County Road 294

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