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Old 08-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #16
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Sorry about the experience. I'm assuming you asked for his license number and checked his references, no?

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Old 08-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #17
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He is not a licensed GC. However, he came highly recommended by two people whose opinion I hold in high regard. In addition, I have seen his work on similar projects. His work early on at my project was very good, and we had no problems. Inspections passed with flying colors. I think what has happened is that he has gotten more involved in his drugs.
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I think what has happened is that he has gotten more involved in his drugs.
Didn't that raise a red flag with you???

Guys like that tend to get less involved with paying their insurance, showing up on time if at all, or doing high quality work (especially on fridays).
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #19
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Holy smoke!! The contractor from H__L! Wise move on your part. Please don't think we're all like that, though. And I would agree with everyone else as far as using trim, not drywall and corner bead. I guarantee it wouldn't take long before something banged into it (furniture during move-in....) and you'd be repairing and repainting. Good luck.
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Didn't that raise a red flag with you???

Guys like that tend to get less involved with paying their insurance, showing up on time if at all, or doing high quality work (especially on fridays).
I would assume that the drug use was unkown at the time of hiring...

tmpyankee: good lord woman, you must have come down on the guy that pretty hard to drive him to drugs

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Old 08-29-2008, 04:38 PM   #21
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No, had no idea he did any kind of drugs when I hired him. And like I said, he was doing really good work right up until about 2 weeks ago when he would disappear for a day or two and then have some excuse, and I'd have to make him re-do this or that. He was treading on thin ice and he knew it, and this is just the last straw.

I know not all contractors are like that. Unfortunately, the good ones are so very expensive. Or they treat me like I'm a pushover just because I'm a woman. I'm no pushover. I'm no expert either, but I've done just about every aspect of numerous full-renovations in my short time on this earth: pouring footings, replacing a roof, framing, subflooring, replacing mudsills/joists, etc., tile, hardwood flooring restoration/new install, finish trim, sheetrock, paint, complete kitchen install, landscaping, retaining walls, windows, gutters . . . you name it! Only thing I won't do is plumbing and electrical. But some of these guys take one look at me and think they can just walk all over me. It's frustrating.

Got anyone you can recommend who works in Fort Mill SC and can respectfully work with a woman without costing me an arm and a leg? I've got 3 complete gut-job renovation projects within a 1/2-mile of eachother just waiting to get done. I can't do it all myself and live to tell about it.

Well, sorry about the tirade. Thanks for the help!!! :-) One day, I'll find a good construction team to work with me--good people like I'm finding here on this site.
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I'm sure you'll hear from someone who can point you in the right direction. Sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on things already. I did a job in Anderson S.C. (a McDonalds) years back, but that's way closer than your location and when gas was $.55/gal. best of luck!
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Sorry about my attempt at sarcasm regarding his little habit! I'm sure you didn't know about it prior to hiring him.

Sad but true, these days if you want a quality contractor you have to pay good money. Most of the guys with lower bargain prices are priced that way for a reason.

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