|120 Eldredge Street||120 Eldredge Street|
|Binghamton, NY 13902-2460||Binghamton, NY 13902-2460||Ithaca, NY|
5 Generation Family Commitment
How Important is Price?
“There is hardly anything in the world that someone can’t make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.”
[John Ruskin 1819 – 1900]
Price? It is very important. Much of the work we do could cost several thousands of dollars. This is why you want to make sure that your hard earned money is being spent wisely.
There are many reasons why prices for what seems like the same work could vary. Some of them are:
Proposals not the same
Contractors are not including the same work. Make sure you get a complete explanation of all the work being proposed. You will find that our proposals are usually much more detailed than others you might get. Compare their proposal to ours. Be wary of proposals that just say “Install new “X”. When in doubt, please call us. We will be happy to help you compare proposals.
Materials not the same
We attempt to find the materials that will perform the best, not materials that are the cheapest. There are many materials available to us that are cheaper but would not perform nearly as well.
Labor costs not the same
Again, we do not attempt to find the cheapest labor. We are proud of the talent and skill of our installers. We do not have a high turnover because our installers like to work for a company that likes to do good work. As a result, many contractors could have much cheaper and less skilled and dedicated employees.
As you can imagine, the home improvement industry, as a whole, does not have the best reputation. Insurance companies know that. It is a high-risk profession for them and, as a result, insurance has become almost impossible for contactors to obtain. Many contractors now do not have insurance to protect you and your property. Due to our reputation, we protect you with insurance for general liability and workers compensation. Please make sure that any contactor you may be considering is insured and can provide you with insurance certificates that looks like this.