Last week we ran an article on “Taking over another project from a contractor who was fired – or who walked off the job.”
Here is a comment on that from Jean-Claude….
“Here’s an experience from my years of renovating. I had a customer call me for an estimate for complete kitchen. I gave my price and was informed by the customer that my price was ‘double.’ They showed me the other renovator’s quote. I explained to this person that they were going to have problems – and that the other contractor wouldn’t be able to complete a proper job. And I told him I could not reduce my price. I didn’t get the job.”
“Three months later the same customer called me to inform me that I was right. Could I come and finish the work the first contractor started. So I informed him that I generally don’t finish other people’s work. But I went to take a look…”
“Oh boy, what a mess… The other renovator had taken out a supporting wall… getting a building permit was going to be a real problem.”
“I never did the work.”
“To all people who want to do a renovation, let me remind them that if one renovator is half price – and you hire him – your dream project is going to turn into a nightmare.”