Choosing the right
contractor for your project can be a scary experience,
beware of some
estimates on their business card.
They do not offer a
formal written proposal.
Don't hire a contractor
who asks, "How much were you planning to
spend?" Guarantee the bid will come in just
under, or over, your budget.
proper Pennsylvania licensing or proof of
sub-contractors to perform the actual work.
Contractors asking for
excessive down payment before construction
is even started.
Customers have the
right to expect the benefits of free and
open competition. A fair bid reflects the
cost of the job as well as the value of the
qualifications of workmanship. Avoid
contractors that are purposely slow on
submitting bids or insist on seeing
competitive estimates before submitting
their bid. This unethical practice is done
to gain information from the customer, as to
what the other companies have listed,
regarding materials and prices. In return,
they will either reduce their materials
offered on their bid, stating they are not
necessary or dropping the quality of
workmanship and materials, to undercut
competition to win the business contract.