I haven't been around much, last time I logged on I think was about two weeks ago telling you folks about the hail damage and i was going to be busy.....well, I am.
I have done 52 estimates since this all started, some of the bids are coming back that I have been chosen for. I can't handle them all if I got them, but i will at least give the homeowners a bid.
I won't get into all that I have seen in this amount of time, but I have seen people greedy, some needy, some fly by nighters, some scam artists, some trying to jump in on a job I have secured....some use my estimate, get paid and either do the work themselves or pocket the claim and do nothing.
I have been in this business for 19 years this past April......in all those years I have never charged for a estimate.....I had a farmer ask for a estimate and was up front saying he'd probably do the work himself....hey he is honest....then gave me a grocery bag of fresh farm grown beef. He told me I couldn't be out running around with the high cost of gas and doing it for free....Guess what?....when I have my hogs butchered this fall he will be getting some fresh pork as a repay in kindness. I have seen all kinds in the past few weeks, some want more than they got coming, some are just good ole folk......I like working for the good ole folk.