My neighbor has now got new posts in his yard, but he is still waiting for his fence contractor to return and complete the job . Yesterday I received a knock at my door. Bob, my neighbor, stood in front of my door. Bob, my neighbor, said, “I hate to question but do you know how I can reach my fence contractor?” He was a bit disillusioned. Bob is aware that we sell fence contractor materials. Bob is now worried that his fence contractor won’t return his calls.
Every fence contractor in Denver, Colorado is now booked through the summer, following a string of severe storms. Some weekend warriors may have taken on more than they can handle by putting their shingle on the pick-up. This is a pattern I have seen over the years and was motivated to share some good advice.
- Do not be afraid to hire a larger contractor in Denver, Colorado. Many homeowners feel that they will have to pay more if they hire a professional fencing repairs in Rochester . These contractors are more competitive and provide excellent customer service. Many home owners have reached out to us after waiting weeks for a return call. They were concerned that their contractor had purchased materials from us. It is not unusual to hear, at the end of these conversations, “I don’t care how much it cost.” “I just want my fence repaired!” Established contractors will have bricks-and-mortar locations with sales staff and office staff to answer any questions.
- Make sure you keep your deposits under control. It is common for contractors to require a deposit of 50% to 60% before they start work. Never pay more than you can afford upfront. Only pay enough to contractors to purchase the materials needed to begin your project. Contractors, no matter how large or small, need to have sufficient cash flow to cover their labor and operations. Contractors who insist on full payment upfront may not be able to keep the job in the hands of their clients.
- Start dates don’t translate into completion dates. Many contractors believe that if they show the homeowner some work, they will be satisfied until they return to the drawing board. Remember Bob? For the past few weeks, Bob has had new posts installed in his yard. Please be understanding of any delays that may occur due to rain.
- A great reputation has been built over many years of service to Denver, Colorado. Many contractors prefer to stay small. Contractors enjoy being their boss, but also their sole employee. You should not be afraid to hire smaller contractors with a track record in the area. It is obvious that your contractor is doing something right if he has been in business consistently for three years. Many weekend warriors have shingles on their heads but no track record in doing business here. You want to support the underdog and help someone else. If they decide that this isn’t for them, can you afford to do so?
Bob is visiting Roger, a black Labrador who is staying in my backyard for the afternoon. Roger will surely have something to share with Bob when he returns from his fence-building project. Either there will be lots of tail wagging, or there will be bared teeth.