Lesson Learned: Use The Big Well Established Company!
* Lesson Learned: Use The Big Well Established Company!
Real fast story,
Jeff Eats is “readying” his home for sale…as a result- sundry items had to be “fixed” and “cleaned-up” for prospective buyers.
To make a long story short, a good friend of mine- who will go nameless here- recommended several “contractors” to do work in my home. This friend swore by each contractor and said that they were dirt-cheap and did a great job. Interesting to note, every one of the contractors was a 1-2 man operation.
1. Jeff Eats hired 1 contractor to paint, repair toilets, install lights, pressure clean, general fix-up work.
2. Jeff Eats hired 1 contractor to replace an AC unit and to fully service other units.
3. Jeff Eats hired 1 contractor to fix all roof leaks.
To- the contractor, about 1 or so month after finishing the job, most of the work had to be redone. For sure, when all 3-contractors left everything seemed in-order…but like I just said, within a month or so…the new AC unit failed, 3 toilets required work, the roof leaked, paint peeled.
The worse part of the story is-that not one of the contractors stood by “their” work…talk about bs-stories and not returning telephone calls. In the case of contractor #1, 2 phone call messages left, none returned. In the case of contractor #2, 5 phone call messages left, none returned. In the case of contractor #3, 2 phone call messages left, none returned.
As Jeff Eats types, calls are out to NEW CONTRACTORS to do the work-that I thought had “already” been done and paid for.
Use a Big Well Established Company to do needed work. For sure its prices are going to be higher than the “small” guy– but the Big Well Established Company will get the job done RIGHT!…even if there is a problem, the Big Well Established Company will respond to your complaints because it doesn’t want WORD OF MOUTH to destroy its Big Well Established Business. Just thinking logically, the Big Well Established Company didn’t get big and well established because its work was no-good!
There is an old Vietnamese saying, “You get what you pay for.” There is also an old Norweigan saying, “Cheap is cheap.”
Use -The Big Well Establised Company!