I am at my wits end with concreters in Brisbane. I have been trying for a few months now to get footpaths around my house and the search is never ending. The first guy I booked in had already done work at my property but cancelled 2 weeks before the job was due to start due to injury. Told him I was happy to wait for him to recover or if he couldn't see that happening could he recommend anyone else. Never heard from him again.
Second guy - quote was more than double than that of the first guy. Third guy - reasonable quote and he said could start the following week. Booked him in but told him I wanted proof of his insurance and that I needed a written detailed quote, not dribs and drabs of the work in numerous text messages and emails. He sent numerous messages asking when I want the work to start and I responded but also said I need that info before work can go ahead. Never heard from him again. I sent him texts and called him telling him I want him to do the work but was avoiding me.
Most recent guy. He told me he would visit my property to view where the work needs to be done on a Thursday morning. Emailed me the quote on Saturday morning. Went ahead and booked him in. Was finalising some finer details when his wife (admin) advised me that he needs to come to the property to inspect the site. He already told me he went to my property on the Thursday morning to inspect the site. Now he has actually looked at the property and has bumped the price up beyond what he first quoted. Why tell me you have been to my property to inspect where the work needs to be done and rush a quote through to me and have me book you in just to tell me you need to now actually view the site? This is just misleading and wasting my time.
Anyone else experiencing this sort of behaviour? I am fed up with it. I have another guy coming to my property tomorrow to give me a quote and I guess I'll see how that goes.