Originally Posted by depriate4repair
i was working with this contactor and i was supposed to get the bids like two weeks ago. i have been paitent but he is holding me up on my refiancing... (i want to have the final numbers to ensure i have all the money for my project)
Can anyone refer me to a contractor in Granger, South Bend Indiana.
I go through this alot, It's like pulling teeth to get the prices from the subs (electrical, plumbing, tile, materials, etc...)...
Don't necessarily blame the contractor. I tell people/customers that I need a minimum of 2 weeks to compile my figures. I usually end up making about 6 phone calls to each sub before I get the prices from them (they are busy working and it's hard for them to sit down and do the calculations to come up with a set price).
Sometimes, dependant on the scope of the work, it can take 3 to 4 weeks before all the estimates and material costs come in.
I don't know how long you have been waiting. Getting another contractor is going to just start the whole waiting process all over.
Tip: If you push contractors or sub contractors for prices, and they don't feel that they have worked out all the factors and costs.....they will always give you a high estimate to cover themselves from accidental underpricing (shooting themselves in the foot because they priced it too low).