Originally Posted by WLUTZ
Are these people so busy they can't even respond to e-mails??
It really makes me wonder about building in NM.
Building in Mew Mexico can be really difficult. The good contractors have work lined up, the bad ones will be happy to walk away with your money in a heartbeat.
I am a native Californian, and have worked around the world and here is what I have found in New Mexico:
1. Face to face is best. Even for the preliminaries. There are a lot of dreamers out here, with half built houses and no money. A good contractor cant make money with them.
2. Due diligence is essential. The contractor that built my house was highly recommended by the bank officer. The bank officer was later arrested for embezzling and it took 20K to sue the contractor and win.
3. You can find a good contractor, but yes, they are covered over with work and don't make any money answering questions. They have to know you are serious before they will take you seriously.