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Archive for March, 2012

Completeness of the Estimate: One of the Most Confusing Stages of Dealing With A Contractor Can Be “Getting Bids”

One of the most confusing stages of dealing with a contractor can be “getting bids.”  Different people attach different meanings to words, and it can be very confusing to consumers and contractors alike.  There are subtle differences between the words bid, estimate, proposal and contract.  A bid is an offer to do something, with certain…

Reputation: A Contractor’s Reputation is One of His Most Valuable Assets

A good contractor is very willing to share his reputation with his future clients. Does the contractor have a record of unresolved complaints with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). McCaleb Construction, Inc. was a 2005 recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Torch Awards are given by the Better Business Bureau to…

Price: Bidding Out Your Job Never Results in an Apples to Apples Price!

The other piece of advice given most often to consumers is: “Get several bids to compare prices.”  It is important to understand the pitfalls of only considering price.  In order for you to accurately compare price, all bids must be for the same project, products, specifications and quality of work.  This is almost impossible to…

 
 
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