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Question DetailsAsked on 7/16/2014

Do you know that services sought at Home Depot are NOT Home Depot "employees"; they are local Contractors?

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Yep, always been that way. Plus the local guy must pay a percentage of the sale to Home Depot, you would assume they add that cost to the job.

If you have an account and need the credit, Home Depot may be worth it,plus Home Depot will help if you have an issue with the work done.


Answered 5 years ago by BayAreaAC


They may be local, regional, or national contractors/vendors. The Home Depot fees or commissions the contractor must pay are substantial- and the quality of work or services performed varies. Because of the high fees that are passed on to the homeowner you can usually get better quality work amd prices by doing your homework and multiple bids.

Answered 5 years ago by hosey


From what I have seen they seem to be regional. One of the larger remodeling companies will hire subs to do work for them as a sub for the Big Box Stores. If you are lucky you may get a good sub. Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and others may have in house supers or what they call inspectors but most are not that familiar with the building industry. Many years ago when I was having health problems due to a service connected condition I did some kitchen installs for Sears and it was a nightmare. Not long after I was with them I got all the jobs they under bid or had other problems with.

For the most part the contractors that do the work are either new contractors or if you are lucky one like I was for a short while looking for fill in work while sick. And I have a feeling I was the exception to the rule!

Nothing beats a local contractor that you can find if something goes wrong! And if he uses his real name and not a trade name like "Ace Construction" even better. If you can not put your name on a job you should not do it!


Answered 5 years ago by ContractorDon

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