I am shortly to become a "new" home owner, and what home would be a home without expensive kitchen appliances?!? Right?? Oookay. So I ended up buying an electric range from an out of state company because it was recently discontinued and no local vendor could do it. While they say their freight delivery will include delivery inside my home, I am highly doubtful, as my limited experience with freight shipment involves something more akin to a pallete being dropped off on a driveway.
SO I think to myself, I'll call up a local "professional installation" vendor and get a quote! Easier said then !#)%( done! Except for Sears and one repair shop that also was willing to do installation, I have had no luck. No google, no phone books, heck yes I even lookd in the yellow pages.
Where's a dorky new home owner supposed to find some sort of reference/contact info for "professional installers", or do such beasts actually exist? I tried ServiceMagic but that looked like a major shell game so I steered clear. I don't want to give somebody my info as a "lead", I want to call -them-!
Any advice? And for those DIY responses, listen, the range weighs more than I do, and try as I'd like, I don't have 3 thick necked friends I can con over with a case of beer.