Low Bid Problem


I’m a homeowner who hired a painter based on a bid of $650 (10 hrs at $65; a remodeling agency). 16 hours later the bill is $1040, the job is about 3/4 done, and my wife and I ended up doing a substantial amount of work (including four doors) ourselves; this company charges by the hour and allows homeowners to reduce the cost by working themselves.

My questions are: at what point does the bill’s exceeding the bid become intolerable; and how do you think the remodellers ought to address this? I am willing to finish the work myself, but not to pay 80% over the bid for a job less than 3/4 done.

One Response

  1. You are the victim. Any contractor knows that when they give a bid to any customer they are bound to their contract and it is their mistake not yours. So make them do the job, don't do anything. If they don't want to do it do 2 things;

    1- If they have a state license, contact the licensing board and report the contractor. You could get your money back.

    2- If they don't have a license either way call the state office they will suspend their license or put the crooks in jail.

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