My garage needs a new roof (Badly) and so I spoke to several local roofing companies asking for a quote.
In total I spoke to 7 local firms so I would have a good cross section of prices, guarantees, time scales and so on.
All 7 made appointments to visit me so that they could provide an accurate estimate and see the full extent of the damage and work that needed to be done… Not a problem for me as I assumed they would all want to see the garage anyway, so on that basis I made sure I stayed in on the times and dates their appointments were for.
I made it clear that I was ready to authorise commencement of work ASAP.
Of the 7 firms I spoke to, 5 never bothered to keep the appointment, 1 turned up gave a price but 10 days on I am still waiting for the written quote.
Only 1 has made any effort, and to be fair his price was very good along with hos guarantee (and its in writing) so he has the job. But I find it amazing that trades people don’t want my money. Are they really that busy and disinterested in new work?
Nice to know that they can afford to be so choosy in this day and age, but you would at least think they would be more professional and tell me they don’t want my money.