My husband and I demolished and removed the debris in our 1st floor 1/2 bathroom. John Bruce was hired to do the following the estimate was for $3,341.03 which included: This Estimate is for the renovation of first floor half-bathroom. Price includes - Drywall - Supply and install 1/2and quot; moisture resistant drywall on all walls and ceilings in bathroom and closet. All drywall to get 3 coats of compound and be sanded smooth. Price includes - Trim - Supply and install primed white beadboard wainscot with rabbetted chair rail and baseboard trim. (NOTE- no wainscot is included for closets.) Supply and install 1x4 primed finger-jointed baseboard trim in closet. Re-install window and door trim. Caulk and putty all trim as needed to be ready for paint. Price includes the installation of owner supplied vanity light fixture using existing wire and junction box. Price includes the removal of existing plumbing fixtures and the reinstallation of existing toilet. Price includes all material and labor necessary to install new plumbing for toilet and vanity sink. Price does not include demolition. Homeowner to do demolition and dispose of debris. Remove all base trim and batten trim from floor up to 36and quot;. Remove baseboard heater trim. Remove door and window trim. Unscrew and/or remove light switches, outlets, and fixtures so that drywall can go behind them. (NOTE - if additional demolition or site preparation is required, it will be billed hourly.) Price does not include painting, all painting to be done by homeowner. Work will be done in a professional manner and exceed customer expectations. Green Valley Plumbing, LLC does not offer warrantees on owner supplied materials or fixtures or labor to repair or replace owner supplied materials or fixtures. Any repair or replacement of owner supplied material or fixtures will be subject to a change order and discussed with owner at time of event. Green Valley Plumbing, LLC warrantees labor and materials supplied by Green Valley Plumbing, LLC warrantees labor and materials supplied by Green Valley Plumbing, LLC for one year. We paid for this work at the end of the job in full. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ The following is an email message from John Bruce regarding CHANGE ORDER WORK and MISTAKES that were made. From: John Bruce [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 2:49 PM To: Matthews, Alice Subject: The big mistake found :) and :( O.k and holy moly you were rite and you will see below ! I did find that puddy and trim mistake , my bad . I had that figured in my price to you for that work . Im really sorry about that. I thought Andy had done the work . Guess he was not on the same page with me on that . My estimate says no wainscot around closet area ( I assumed Andy was talking about behind washer and dryer so nothing had been figured for that area for wainscot . Electrical $ 780.00 for both trips 8/14/2012 and 9/12/2012. His billing to me did not have a breakdown of labor and material nor did i ask him for it on both trips . Carpentry $1374.00 Included the added wainscot around the washer machine and dryer new tile repair, new insulation on outside wall.I ended up double charging you by mistake on the wainscot installation portion . I had asked Andrew to give me the change orders before presenting them to you however he never said the change order was a total on every line item versus just plain giving me the extra on top of the allready priced item . Yes frustrating but we caught it along with the eror on the puddy ect . So my sincere appologys ! So you were rite and i am really embarrassed for the huge eror on my part , im glad you caught that and im glad i finally found it myself . Had Andrew been a little more detailed on his estimate to me i would of caught it alongtime ago so my bad . In a nutshell, the communication was lacking between John Bruce and the contractors he hired for the carpentry and electrical work. (SEE EMAIL INCLUDED ABOVE FROM John Bruce). The change order final charges contained items that we had already paid for under the original contract. It contained double charges that resulted in errors and added an additional $4,000 to the original contract. At the end of the job, I asked that John meet with us to discuss each line item, he did not have labor and material charges from the contractors to meet with us and review but insisted instead that we simply pay him. Prior to the completion of the work we had inquired about the costs as work progressed John's response, and quot; you're like family, I wouldn't take advantage of you.and quot; My husband and I demolished our bathroom, removed all of the debris and were responsible for having the light fixture, vanity and 7 sheets of tile for the floor. I puttied the wainscoting and painted. This was not a job that should have cost over $7,000. We simply wanted to understand what we were being charged for and why John believed we would pay his electrician for a second trip to our home to correct his wiring mistake. For the change order work we determined what was owed after eliminating the double charges and reviewing the errors John admitted to in his emails, one of which is included above.