Castle Builds believes in our craftsmanship and ability to transform your dreams into a reality you can come home to every day. We also believe understanding estimates should not be difficult.
We understand that homeowner and contractor relationships are not always harmonious. One of the biggest complaints that homeowners have is when a contractor plays fast and loose estimating the cost of home renovations or repairs. Unfortunately, many homeowners are tempted to go with the lowest bid they receive, thinking it’s the most economical choice. Understanding estimates, however, involves a few considerations.
If only it was that easy. Some contractors highball the price when they are busy to see if they can get away with it or lowball the price but tack on additional charges during the project.
Both are equally despicable and we can assure you, will not happen when you give us a call.
Why do we care so much about estimates?
It’s all about transparency. With Castle Builds, you will understand what each part of the project will cost with our detailed and comprehensive estimate. Line by line we list all of the tasks associated with the project, including general costs like supervision, cleanup, and materials handling.
Don’t forget that general contractors pay a full range of taxes — federal, state, county and city — or fewer, depending on where they operate. There’s also potential transportation costs to get materials there and haul away debris, dirt and concrete. Contractors may rent large equipment like backhoes and dump trucks (which require additional insurance coverage)
Contractors are paid for what it actually takes to complete a project. Homeowners get everything they asked for without being told of additional items once the project is underway and it’s too late to turn back.
Our estimates are honest, comprehensive, and won’t leave you wondering. Contact Castle Builds for an estimate regarding your project today. Our goal is to create satisfied customers who spread the word!