Saturday, October 14, 2017
Why it is impossible to compare estimates.
Comparing estimates seems to be the thing to do, we all do it, get three estimates put them side by side and look at the pricing but when I tell you how impossible that is you may think and look at it another way.
The three estimates you received, if you took those three contractors and had them in the same room at the same time they still would come back with totally different ways to do the job, maybe using different materials, different applications. different workforces and for sure different overhead.
The most important difference and one we aim for is a totally different experience. You all have called around to contractors, how many call you back? or take forever to call back or never do?
How many keep you updated on the process, help choose colors, train their staff and have a ton of resources behind them to help make sure your job goes well even when something goes wrong?
If they do show up for the estimate how long does it take to get the estimate back to you? For us it is the same day or next.
Do they have one person dedicated to making sure your project goes well and your totally satisfied? We do.
I am asking you to forget the norm and throw away price shopping for a second.
Yes, the price is important for everyone but if it costs a bit more for the satisfaction of knowing you have no worries or responsibilities and can be assured no matter what you will be happy isn't that worth it?
If you had an issue with someone calling you back or showing up on time for your estimate what happens once the painting project starts?
You will always find someone cheaper but at what expense to your home or project?