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Old 04-16-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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when it comes to contractors, you need to be very careful. If they do a good job, it's worth every penny you spend.

very well said
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:08 AM
 
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The room is 17 by 18 and we did not get multiple quotes. We used a contractor that we have used for years and trust his work. Since the drywall was up and all of the electrical was complete with lights installed, we were just a little surprised by the $5,000 tab. The contractor had to tape, mud, paint, and install carpet. Additionally, two 1/2 size storage doors were cut and installed as were the baseboards. Just wanted to make sure it was reasonable for the market. If reasonable, we will continue to use this contractor for work in the future. Thanks for the responses!
I think what a prior poster might have been wondering about is, why are you asking about this after the work was done?

Either the final tab matched the estimate or it didn't. If you were curious about the original estimate, why not ask about that prior to getting work done? It seems irrelevant that you've worked with the contractor before and you trust his work. If he quoted you a price before getting started and remained true to that price, and you're questioning the cost now, I don't think it's the contractor that should be in question here.

Did he give you a per-hour quote and you failed to ask how many hours it would take and get it in writing? I'm not jumping to conclusions, just trying to understand what happened that surprised you.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I think what a prior poster might have been wondering about is, why are you asking about this after the work was done?
The original post was 2010. But I was also surprised the OP bothered to ask after the work was done.
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