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Question DetailsAsked on 3/20/2014

Does anyone know of a remodeling contractor that can work with a tighter budget than most???

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To have any chance of getting a response to your question, you need to at least say what town (and state) you are nearest, and what type of remodel - basement, kitchen, bath, attic, whole house, or what.

I would add a gratuitous comment that you are not going to be doing yourself a favor cutting the budget tight right from the start - that is likely to get you bids only from either inexperienced bidders who did not realize what they should really bid, unlicensed or insured/bonded contractors, change order artists who buy into a job cheap with the intention of jacking the price up with change orders, scammers who buy in low and then stop work halfway through and extort more money from you to finish, or "blow and go" contractors who blow through a job very quickly and leave you with a messy or incomplete job. The quality pros you want working on your job will almost universally shy away from a job that is too tight on budget right from the start - ESPECIALLY for a remodel where the full and exact scope of work is not detailed from the start.

If you know the budget is tight, then you are overreaching - if you can't budget what is needed plus about 20% contingency, then you need to be cutting scope or materials quality, not putting a noose around the contractor's neck.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


GREAT Response LCD ,

ALL too often, We as contractors experince the very scenario that the questioner has presented , not realising that they are creating great difficulty for all contractors seeking to keep prices low , yet make a realistic living in the process . To say that it is hard to do , is a major understatement ,as few of us are making any fortunes creating or making , other's dreams, a reality ! ALL To often we are asked or expected to create silk purse's out of Sows ears whilst using corn cobs as the major ingredient , and then we are sued , if we fail !

Keep UP , the good work , and keep on Preaching the truth !

Answered 5 years ago by BentheBuilder

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