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Question DetailsAsked on 8/9/2012

Do you tip a contractor on bathroom remodel?

I hired a general contractor to retile my bathroom shower stall. There are two guys working on it. Am I supposed to tip the workers? If so, how much is customary? It's a $2000 job.

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I am a contractor and you pay me for the services I render. My workers are paid very well for the services they provide me. For a job done per your specifications a tip is not required or necessary. If a worker went above and beyond the call of work, ie helped you rehang the curtain rod in your bedroom, then sure by all means show your gratitude and give them a $10 or so tip. Extra goodies are neat, but icetea and cookies are good manners, money is not,

Jim Casper

40 yr home improvement contractor


Answered 7 years ago by jccasper



If they do a good job make it a point to tell others / recommend them, though.

Answered 7 years ago by Kenny Johnson


Hi Guest!
Angie herself recently wrote a column about this same issue. You can read what she has to say here.


Answered 7 years ago by Katie J.

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