rberq wrote:My wife's rule of thumb is, if the contractor shows up to do the estimate in a shiny new clean $35,000 pickup truck, send him packing!
I hear that, Bob. This is the second landscaper with a NJ contractor's licence, fancy truck, dropped off a lowboy with a bobcat on it, big job box; and a couple of numbskulls.
The NJ contractor's license and mandatory insurance is nothing but a tax and extortion, hiding behind the premise of protecting the consumer! Case in point!
I couldn't make up
a more ridiculous story.
I'm not a big dog, and there are a lot of thugs out there; I better take the advice I was looking for "Take It Light!"
If I go and confront the guy I'll likely lose my temper and walk away shaking, make everything worse. I've been told to keep out of it anyway.
Now there's an electrician involved, he didn't even get back to them with an estimate, the excuses for men in the church are all away on vacations!
They have old 8" square recessed lights in the kitchen. Now they want a few more, and want everything round. The electrician mentioned, " I hope you have somebody to close up the holes..."
Well, my paycheck is being processed, they pay once a month hahahahaha.
Good to hear, in a way, that you guys know what I'm talking about.