Advice to Future clients who use this web site

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Posted by: from Saint Lazare
9/8/2009 at 9:52:34 AM

How Handy Canadian works is once you have posted your particular job or renovation needs all contractors with in your postal code receive's a e-mail. Please try and be realistic about your budget. If you have a complete bathroom to be redone and you put down a budget of $2,000 and want it done in 2 weeks chances are you will not get anybody who has a Licence, Liability Insurence or the skill to do a project like this. You will get some one who has no idea what they are doing, or get there foot in the door just to start the job and start hitting you for extra's. Most reliable contractor's who have the experience can tell you from the start what it will cost up front simply based on doing so many of them. The old customer mentality of trying to get other contractors to under bid each other or promising more work if you do this one for cheap are long gone. Any successful contractor has based his company value's on quality material and pride in workmanship.If he or she has been in busness for years it's not because they use below quality materials or labour from the local high school.Please be realistic with your budget, Ask to go see what they are working on now, go see something they did a year ago, two years ago. From there you will be able to chose a contractor that is right for you.

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Date/Time3/30/2011 at 11:35:00 PM

Great advice...too often I see ads on here stating that only the lowest bids will get a call back. What do they expect when the reputable contractors will never be the lowest bids. You get what you pay for, and if you want the lowest bids for your renovation, then you will probably be on the next episode of Holmes on homes.

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