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This job is driving me nuts! First, tomorrow will be two weeks since he quoted the job. Second he said it would be done by Tuesday... last Tuesday... It is now Thursday of the week after. Finally, as is true with most jobs, he didn't stick with the original quote. As of right now, $400 to replace two pieces of trim 30-ish foot high from chimney top to ground has turned into $627. In his defense, hubby added a small job of fixing some rotted wood on a door frame... but based on his quote for the big job, he charged an exorbitant amount for the smaller job comparatively.
My biggest problem is that I feel tied to the house for the duration of his "job". While I may have said "OK" if he had quoted $500 or $600 dollars for the job, because it is a scary and difficult job, I would not have said OK to "I'm gonna come and go over the course of two weeks. I will tell you I will be back tomorrow, but I'm going to leave this tall ladder leaning against your house for days on end, and when I feel like finishing, I will. I would have said.. OK, I will call you... and then I would not call. Seriously.
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And this is why mom and pop businesses are losing dollars to the big box businesses. I have more work to do around the house. I need to have my garage door repaired. I also need the gutters repaired and have screens put in them, but chances are, I will now have Home Depot come do the work and not this guy. Sure they will cost me more, with all the Home Depot overhead and all, but I want a quote that the contractor will stick by and I also want the work done in a timely manner, is that too much to ask?