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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.
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came to look at the problem, ...MoreRead more of this review we discussed solutions and a price. He was back within the week to complete the job which he did efficiently.
I would use his services again, he was prompt, efficient and very knowledgable of the best products and solutions for the situation.
Our 2nd floor full bathroom was in dire need of a major renovation. Tiles were broken on the floor..shower was endlessly in need
of grout scrubbing..needed a new cast iron tub... old 1970's ...MoreRead more of this review /pink and blue color palette along with an awful custom made plywood vanity and hardware.
did a complete gut job down to the studs. He arrived when he said he would. He answered every call and returned every call or text of which there were many. We felt totally at ease leaving by himself and to come and go as he needed to. If something wasn't to our liking, would address the problem and fix it. Actually one time he returned something for us for refund and we told him to keep the change. He declined but after repeated "no, keep it" he put the cash card in his pocket.
Later that night we found the cash card in a drawer of our new vanity (really, who does that?)
We had our setbacks (waiting for inspectors, sub-contractors, etc) but in the end we have a beautiful new bathroom and could not be happier with it or with !
On the negative they took longer than planned cause the department handling the planning ...MoreRead more of this review of the job didn't take into account the scope of the job and that a larger crew would have been needed for the time frame given and also they were not familiar with the city's requirements for the inspection so those 2 things delayed the job. Overall they did a good job, checked the work before the final a few times and corrected anything that needed it
I simply asked the contractor to give me an estimate on a roof replacement. In his assessment, he mentioned nothing about Title 24 or using a cool roof shingle. He wanted to use shingles that would not pass the Title 24 requirement. He made no mention about needing soffits or additional ventilation, saying that I only need 1 sq ft for ever 500 sq ft of attic space. This is not the proper code for LA.
He became visible irritated and flustered when I tried to tell him that Title 24 requires cool roof shingles and that I need more ventilation. Very unprofessional. He was aggressive in general and unable to communicate effectively.
Additionally, he quoted $12,500 for a complete roof replacement using a cool roof shingle. He did not give me a written document with the estimate, just a verbal quote, which is unprofessional. Also, this estimate is very high for the size of my house, which is 1395 sq feet.
Due to his lack of adequate knowledge of LA codes and general demeanor, I couldn't wait to get him off of my property. I'm not sure where is hiring their employees, but this was unfortunate. Customers want to ensure the quality of work is high, and that the person giving the estimate is prepared, punctual, knowledgeable, and professional.
Sadly, it is very difficult to find a good roofer during the busy season. Wish me luck!
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