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Old 05-03-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Conclusion:why is it so hard to hire someone

OK SERVICE IS INSTALLED AND INSPECTOR SIGNED OFF THIS MORNING! HOO=RAH!
Took 4 months to find someone to run service 75 feet total.
Comm Ed confirmed I have 200 amp to my house panel and a great contractor (found him through the building contractor) came over Monday and looked at the job, showed up Wednesday and ran the service. County inspector came over, commented on what a good job this contractor ALWAYS does, spent 5 minutes looking at the site and signed the ticket - done deal!
Price was no surprise. I have never bitched about paying a reasonable amount for a reasonable job. This contractor did everything I expected him to, as I have learned on this site.

In my other post about the lack of response of contractors, many of us shared the same experiences. I guess it's a part of the "experience" of pursuing our dream for a "place of our own". Good or bad we learn from it. I am more likely to take a shot at the rest of the project now that the main structure is up. The interior wiring - no problem - I have ran outlets and lights before. With the knowledge here, if I have any questions, I am sure I will get good guidance.

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Great to hear! It's always nice when you feel like you got what you wanted and what you paid for.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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I had a nice surprise this week. After no one returning my calls and the locals telling me what pig-dickers the local contractors were; I ran into a man in a cafe and he recommended his old boss, took one of our social cards, and actually followed through with a call. I told him we were at the other house and not back until the middle of the month. Recommeneded guy took my addres and today in the mail I received a quarterly newsletter he puts out and a nice note. I'll pay double if his work is anything like his opening volley.

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Our plumber is coming up to the summer house to spend a weekend of feeding him and babying him while he puts in all new sinks and faucets and valves. A 180 mile house-call.

I'm glad you got handled. I hope mine goes as well as yours.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:35 AM   #5
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I don't now if they will give referrals but you have something there that I've never thought of. "County inspector came over, commented on what a good job this contractor ALWAYS does".

Glad it worked out for you. You should keep your new contractor busy unless you really won't to do the work.

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