Originally Posted by Just BS
How's it going?
I've seen contractors wait a week to see if any one has bid on your project. If there hasn't been any bids they know they can ask what ever they want. If there have been bids, they will try to low ball the others....of coarse they can't do it at that low cost and then they try to squeeze every dime out of you that they can. That's why the good ones are booked solid.
Eh, it's going. I met with a restaurant consultant last week who stopped by and he claims he has a few contractors that he uses that do nothing but restaurant work. We went over everything, gave him the drawings, spec sheets, he took measurements, etc. and he said he would get a guy out there in a few days to take a closer look and put a bid together, and said it was probably just a 3 week job tops.
Well, here we are almost a week later and after calling and emailing him every day about what the hell is going on, I haven't heard from the guy yet. Like you said about the wait a week thing, I think I'll call him tomorrow and if he doesn't answer, leave a message and say I had somebody else come out this week and explain that I wanted to give him one last shot before I go with the other guy, even if he doesn't exist, and see if that changes his tune.
In the meantime, I've also been using my wife to hit up all her contacts at work and have a few more names, so I'll be back on the phone making calls and just play the numbers game until somebody steps up. I just never expected it to be this hard. I thought the economy was in the crapper and people were out there begging for work, not the other way around.
Other than still working on that, I did get all the shirts ordered for the staff, and to sell to customers, and those should be in next month. Frivolous in the grand scheme of things, but it's one more item off the list. One thing at a time I guess.