Three different contractors came out over the course of a week to give us estimates on a couple of jobs we need done on the house. Out of those three, only one even bothered to provide us with a written estimate, and that was only for one of the two jobs.
Fast forward about a month. We realize before we can start on one of the jobs, we need to have some other work done. OK, so we contact the one contractor that actually seemed to want our money. Ask them to come out. The day arrives: no contractor. Email them and let them know. They say they’ll call on Monday. No call on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, but on Thursday, they call and set up an appointment. “Can I stop by Sunday afternoon?” Sure, no problem. Sunday arrives. No contractor. He calls on Tuesday, apologizes and says he’ll be here Wednesday afternoon (today). Guess what? No contractor. Oh, but he calls and says he stopped by and he’ll try to catch us tomorrow. Bull fucking shit. We were both home all day. The truck was in the driveway. Someone was here and awake the entire time. So I email them and tell them not to bother. We’ll go with someone else.
I’ve never had to try so hard to give someone my money.