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Old 08-13-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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We just moved to the augusta rd area and need a reference for a plumber and electrician for a couple of small jobs. any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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I need a recommendation for a plumber too.... we're on the Eastside, near Pelham and I-85.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Ditto - we just gutted out our bathroom, actually, by tomorrow it's suppose to be done. Looking for an estimate from a plumber to reconfigure and install. Always like to get a couple estimates
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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I haven't had a chance to compare quotes, but 1-800-PLUMBER may do good work, but their prices seem AWFULLY high. They also try to sell you a "maintenance plan." This used to be TWH Plumbing and Electric, but it looks like Tim went with a franchise situation. I think the extra overhead has significantly increased his rates.

I want a competent (& independent) plumber who works out of his/her house and whose spouse does the bookkeeping... maybe not literally, but you get the general idea.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I've had an estimate but like to get 2-3 before deciding.

I got 3 estimates to take down some trees, besides the different stories I got of which/why certain trees should come down, I got a ridiculously high quote of almost $2K more than the other two estimates. Now, deciding on who to go with!

I can at least recommend the guy who just gutted out my bathroom, he showed up on time (actually early both days) and was about as clean as one could be with two guys working in a very small 9'5" x 4'6" space (3ft of that 9 feet being a shower stall) and he was very reasonable as far as pricing. I was worried, not knowing his work, but it was all for naught. I will definitely use him again, he knows what he's doing, he showed up, and being from SOFLA, he spoke English!!!!!!! He's also cutting my lawn, and from doing so, did my next door neighbors lawn and then her son's lawn as well. (He does all kinds of carpentry, deck work, remodeling, additions, etc. He has a plumber he works with, but I still like to have other estimates too, or other options of other plumbers. I want to compare apples to apples before I decide.

Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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We have had Corley do some moderate plumbing work (under $500) and they did a great job both times. However, they are not cheap. They seem to be moving into electrical, but I would go with someone else more experienced. Check the BBB site for firms that are good.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: MA
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When you hire someone YOU are ultimately responsible for them if they do not have insurance.

Licensed and insured PROFESSIONALS always cost more because they pay taxes, auto insurance, Workman's compensation insurance, liability insurance, health insurance, licensing fees, continuing education fees, inspection fees, OSHA 10, 20, 30 course fees, OSHA mandated lead paint fees <yes even plumbers have to take the course>.....you get the idea I hope

The state maintains a list of all tradesmen who are current on their licensing.

ALWAYS ask to see proof of insurance, if someone gets hurt on your property they can sue you.

BBB will only tell you if there are complaints against them and if they pay a FEE to them.

You get what you pay for in this world.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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Default Plumbers

I'm not sure if any of you are still looking, but I am a reputable plumber here in Greer. I would be happy to provide references upon request.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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I'm not sure if any of you are still looking, but I am a reputable plumber here in Greer. I would be happy to provide references upon request.
I P/M'd you
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