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Old 11-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Just spoke to a possible customer about doing a bathroom for them. I come recommended to them and they already had Re-Bath out there a few months back. Get this though. Just to do the bath and bath walls it was $8700 I had to ask if she was mistaken and they didn't mean $870 as they said they would be done in a day

I understand that having the job done quickly costs money but this kind of money. I told her I could do a full tear out of the entire bathroom and top of the line materials for that kind of money but it will take longer than a day.

What amazes me is these guys are stupidly busy in this area. Do people have no sense on what value is anymore or are these sales people for these company's that good?
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Its good marketing and healthy advertising budgets.

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You would be amazed at how much people are willing to pay to get the work done in one day. Well I guess you are amazed!
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I met a Re Bath douche at a trade show. I mentioned I do bath remodels from time to time, just to shoot the chit. He says, " you cant touch what we can do"

Really? I was going to roll but my FIL showed him some pics of a bathroom on an addition I had just built on his cell phone. Had a custom shower and Jaccuzi.

Guy said he meant time wise.

In an unusual turn of events, I was a dick.

I said, great, your the KB homes of remodeling.
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The install is one day about three weeks after they template your goods. Nothing like paying full price to cover the turd because your too busy to allow a contractor a week or so.
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I cant imagine losing a job to them. Thats like DR Horton saying they will finish in 8 weeks. Whatever. Just tell the client, Im a custom builder, I let the slab cure properly, I prime, use two coats of premium paint, good windows and fixtures, ect.... I am going to craft you a quality home, quality takes time. There is being efficient, and there is rushing. Nothing worth having is rushed. You have to live here.....
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Its good marketing, healthy advertising budgets and offering Financing.
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I would hate to see the mess they cover up. A bathroom I'm working on currently took me 5 days to level the floors, ajust the framing, update the plumbing and sort the prep work out to get a good install. They couldn't do that in any less time than I got it done Andy guess they done even do that but still charge like they do. I ain't ever heard a good thing about the quality of their work but I have yet to see one.
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Inspections?????
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Inspections?????
I doubt they have to do them because of covering up the old work.
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On what? All they do is silicone a liner and install a new valve trim.
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A new bath in a day....some pretty stupid people that fall for that. There is so much obviously wrong with that.
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I like to tell people that a year from now you won't remember how long the job took, but you will have to live with that job every day. Essentially, when you chose one of these companies you are saying that instant gratification is more important than lasting results.
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On what? All they do is silicone a liner and install a new valve trim.
Yep,
Bury the old plumbing right back in the wall.
I've seen it done.
Unfortunately it was at my sisters house.
Pipes leaked before they got there......pipes leaked when they left with the check.
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On what? All they do is silicone a liner and install a new valve trim.
They do full bath remodels
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A new bath in a day....some pretty stupid people that fall for that. There is so much obviously wrong with that.
Dunno, they DO HAVE such nice brochures....

Co-ed apartments I worked on in Ann Arbor this summer? Built in meybe mid-60s - these guys come in, slap the tub liner in place, pull the valve handles & shower head off and throw them in a box, slam sheet goods over the 4x4 tile (damaged, missing or otherwise) and use rips to make the return edge back to the drywall with 1/2' beads of silicone - did 4 bathrooms in one day - not a bad for one citizen and one muchacho.

Meanwhile, I'm installing Merillat cabs - go figure.
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They do full bath remodels
Nobody guts and finishes in one day.
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Nobody guts and finishes in one day.
The guy I talked to said 48 hours, 72 tops
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I have done 3 days before with tub surrounds. 4 days with tile showers. Thats cruzing though. I like to schedule a full week for bath remods.

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