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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.
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".
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 reviews in San Angelo
Flatwork (Concrete) - Some dips in the finished product but overall a really nice job. They ran into problems and took care of them without coming back asking for more money or time.
Carpentry - Fantastic job. The garage looks great and is well constructed.
Siding/Trim - Looks great. Can't believe the match to the original house. It does not look like a garage with our design and just looks like part of the house. Siding is concrete and original siding is cracking. They knew of the issues and purchased a brand which should not have the issue.
Electrical - Pretty easy job and good job. Only issue was a 230V pipe ran outside the wall and back in. Had to argue a little to get it put in the wall. Would have looked pretty ridiculous later after drywall was complete but Rich sorted it out.
Paint - Excellent job on this. Matched the existing house perfectly. Crew was awesome. An area of a little $ creep here as we had a new door but it was not included in the price to paint it. Pretty minor but just something you kind of shake your head at. Again, at quote I should have asked for much more detail and possibly would have seen this.
Overhead doors - Disappointing. Expensive for the job, poor quality and would not stand behind their work to make it right. The company is well known in St.
Overall I was very happy with the project and
CSI was hired to fully remodel two bathrooms and our master bedroom. CSI was able to begin working as soon as we had signed the contract and kept us up to date on when they would be in our house working. CSI had estimated that our master bathroom remodel which included relocating the toilet and sink would take approximately five weeks. They completed the remodel as scheduled and began working on our second bathroom immediately completed ensuring we had at least one bathroom at all time. The tiled walk in bathroom with the glass front is absolutely beautiful.
CSI was continuously available by phone, email and in a couple of instances via text message to make last minute changes or work issues, allowing our family to have a much more active participation in its remodel as it progressed. CSI scrapped the popcorn off of the bathroom and bedroom ceilings, added recessed lighting in the bedroom and expanded the closet.
Our only complication following the remodel was a leaky toilet. We turned off the water and called CSI. A plumber was out within the next few days to fix the leak. The plumber could have been there that day, however the toilet was not critically needed, so we opted for the work in the following days.
We are planning on further remodel work on our kitchen, rewire our home and possible expansion of living quarters intp our garage. CSI will be our only choice for future remodels.
Advertised bath remodels at a certain price. Actual estimates and quotes higher, but inclusive. I.e. we didn't need to rent a dumpster; they would remove old material.
Work done: demolished main flood bath,removed tiled walls, floors, toilet, sink, tub. Installed sheet rock, and new fixtures of our selection and cost. Installed tile flooring; painted, etc.
Hooked up ceiling light with fan and nightlight. But did not hook up the nightlight; did not at first hook up the exhaust fan and vent it. Had to follow up and get that done. Did not/could not vent where he had originally indicated; had to re-route.
The existing window lift mechanism was rendered inoperable due to them not knowing how to use it. (a level/pressure mechanism each window had) So that was broken and not fixable w/out complete removal; leaving us with a window that would not lift without extreme difficulty due to the pressure exerted by the broken mechanism.
Finish work: trim, painting. Not satisfactory considering that professionals were doing it. To this day the visible results are bothersome.
Basement bath was fully enclosed in tile floor, ceiling and walls. Demolition took twice as long as they anticipated due to the 60 year old construction (this bath was '
This finished product too leaves a bit of exasperation: wood trim work does not meet edges of newly installed baseboard heat.
Also there were extra costs we were presented with; in fact we were presented with a detailed list of 'extra' cost items, some of which were thought to have been included in contract. So the jobs cost 2 to 3 thousand more than anticipated, with overall results being about as nice as novices doing the work. His remark? I
So overall we were not really satisfied with the results, the attitudes, and the costs.
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