On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 20:18:19 -0500, "NoSpamFANatic"
Had my roof done by Home Depot - NEVER AGAIN! They don't have their
own crew, not workers, at least, just the bean counters, and they farm
out the job to anybody they can get, in my case, I think from a
I'd rather do it myself than EVER contract ANYTHING to Home Depot.
Home Depot installers are newbies, dregs, day workers, alcoholics,
fugitives, illegal aliens, non-English speaking persons, or other
undesirables. I have yet to hear many good stories about them.
We did a kitchen remodel last year. We went to HD, thinking about spending
less on cabinets. Theirs are all standard sizes, and if you have an odd
opening, nothing is available.
They wanted a ridiculous price for factory made cabinets, up in the $24,000
range for 80 lineal feet. Then they said the installation was "around 40%."
That would be $9,600. Four men working eight hours a day for a week would
come out to $60 per man hour. I wonder what HD would have paid the
I hate people who think you are so stupid you can't use a calculator.
We had the cabinets custom made, and they were $22,000 INSTALLED. We had
many custom features including special drawers, lazy susans, and every lower
shelf has slide out drawers.
Home Depot is for people who absolutely don't know what they are doing, and
who will hire derelicts to do it for them.
Home Depot installers?
Yeah, right. You would be better to just go to the bar yourself and hire
them. You would at least get them cheaper.
OK, I'm VP of a window manufacturer.
The best way to chose a window installation company is by referral
from a friend who had work done recently and was pleased.
Keep in mind that the referrals a company supplies are likely to be
uncle Al and sister Flo.
Better yet, get a "Window Wise" industry association certified
installation. Go to the Window Wise web site for referrals.
This program is a division of SAWDAC, the Siding and Window Dealers
Association of Canada.
Eeven with this, be careful of pushy sales people. There is never, I
repeat never, a reason to sign the dotted line the first night.
If you actually want to be referred to one of my customers, email me
at work: firstname.lastname@example.org
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