Bbo

Forest Hills, NY

#1 Jan 12, 2014
Just bought a house and it needs a lot of different things....doors, electrical, plumbing. Who are the local price gougers to stay away from? Last time I went through this here about 12 years ago, I ended up giving up on the so-called locals who just seemed to want to just pick my pockets and dealt with the chains instead.
crystal

Utica, NY

#2 Jan 12, 2014
Boscar electric will butcher the wiring. That fat boy can't wire worth a crap

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#3 Jan 12, 2014
Bbo wrote:
Just bought a house and it needs a lot of different things....doors, electrical, plumbing. Who are the local price gougers to stay away from? Last time I went through this here about 12 years ago, I ended up giving up on the so-called locals who just seemed to want to just pick my pockets and dealt with the chains instead.
I put in all new electrical and plumbing myself at a fraction of the cost that I got quotes for. I could not find any electrians or plumbers that I trusted AND could afford.

Home Depot was OK for my doors and Lowes was OK for kitchen cabinets.

The only contractor I hired that I would highly recommend was the Company who refinished my hardwood floors. Do you need to do the floors?

I also used Angie's list for some of my research, but there was not very much info on the local contractors.
Bbo

Forest Hills, NY

#4 Jan 12, 2014
wellimjustsaying wrote:
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I put in all new electrical and plumbing myself at a fraction of the cost that I got quotes for. I could not find any electrians or plumbers that I trusted AND could afford.
Home Depot was OK for my doors and Lowes was OK for kitchen cabinets.
The only contractor I hired that I would highly recommend was the Company who refinished my hardwood floors. Do you need to do the floors?
I also used Angie's list for some of my research, but there was not very much info on the local contractors.
Thanks......agree with you on Angie's List....they need to drum up more customers to give feedback locally. I did get the floors done already...had good luck with that......guy who advertises in the paper a lot...dustless....he did a great job/good price. Dreading some of the other work based on past experience and the few calls I've made.....arrrgh! I need to get some electrical done......I'll probably do Home Depot on the doors as well....that's what I did last time.....much as people trash the chains, at least you don't feel mugged and raped when they're done.
johnny meatballs

Hamilton, NY

#5 Jan 12, 2014
Bbo wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks......agree with you on Angie's List....they need to drum up more customers to give feedback locally. I did get the floors done already...had good luck with that......guy who advertises in the paper a lot...dustless....he did a great job/good price. Dreading some of the other work based on past experience and the few calls I've made.....arrrgh! I need to get some electrical done......I'll probably do Home Depot on the doors as well....that's what I did last time.....much as people trash the chains, at least you don't feel mugged and raped when they're done.
You're first mistake was doing the floors first, they should be the last thing you do! Just sayin!
Bbo

Forest Hills, NY

#6 Jan 12, 2014
johnny meatballs wrote:
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You're first mistake was doing the floors first, they should be the last thing you do! Just sayin!
I had the floors done in rooms where I already painted and don't need other major work done..don't need to wait on electric to do floors....gotta live in the house too.
homeowner

Utica, NY

#7 Jan 12, 2014
Go to J-K Lumber to get some reputable names. J-K has been in business for over 50 years ! They know who's good and has pride in their work.
Bbo

Forest Hills, NY

#8 Jan 14, 2014
homeowner wrote:
Go to J-K Lumber to get some reputable names. J-K has been in business for over 50 years ! They know who's good and has pride in their work.
Thanks!

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