And not only that, but anyone can rent a skid steer to move the
removal debris to the dumpster. Also, considering it's nearly fall
and I believe you said you're in Iowa, your flowers will soon be dead
anyhow. I'd opt to lose some flowers if it means saving several
hundred bucks or more. Another thing, you get what you pay for. If
you insist on someone who is insured, you'll pay more. The lower he
can keep his costs, the lower his prices can be. I get the feeling
you want a cadillac but are only willing to pay for a bicycle. Maybe
that's why that first guy decided to not take your job, and just used
the dumpster location as an excuse.
I was once a self employed building contractor. I turned down many
jobs because people wanted way too much, yet were not willing to pay a
fair price. I still recall one person who had me do an estimate, then
asked for a lower price, while they then told me what days and hours I
had to work, how they wanted the job done (which was not possible),
where to buy my parts because they had a friend working there, and so
on. I told them I was not interested, they insisted calling me daily
for several months, begging me to do the job. I already know, that
was because no one else would work for them either. I finally had to
get the phone company to block their number to stop them from flooding
my answering machine with calls.
Were you born stupid, or did you just practice a LOT? I can tell you have
never watched a skid steer work, or replanted flowers and reinstalled
irrigation that had been torn up by equipment. And no, you don't always get
what you pay for.
No insurance, no hire!! If hurt, he will go to YOUR insurance! Unless, he
self insures, but you said none. Also, one person alone really can't do your
roof justice - keep him out of there - his price may sound great but so is
the gamble you'll be taking.
I'll be he's lying somehow about the "big boys" he's worked for too. Ask
for names & phones, then check them against the phone book and call at least
two or more of them to check his references.
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