A Note to The Contractors of the World

April 3, 2013 — 2 Comments


Dear Contractor,

Are you going to be late? Just give me a call (preferably not way after we were suppose to meet).

Are you not going to make it this week because of a delay? Just give me a call. In fact you can even text me if you don’t want to talk.

Do you not want to do the job? Just let me know and I will move on. I understand.

Is there a problem with the design? Please call me before you decide to just do whatever. Usually I drew it a specific way for a reason. I do actually know what I am talking about (even though I am a girl).

Do we need to spend more money and/or time on something because of some unforeseen condition? Really just give it to me straight up. I can take it!

What do you get in return? I will stay out of your way while you are doing your work. I won’t get upset when tell me that something isn’t going as planned. In fact I will work with you to come up with a solution. Trust me, I have plenty of other things to worry about. And as an added bonus I might actually recommend you.

P.S. I don’t recommend gossiping about your clients while in a crowded restaurant. It is a small world. We can hear you.


2 responses to A Note to The Contractors of the World

  1. I would like to add:
    Please do not wear ALL the cologne you own.

    Not sure if this is limited to HVAC guys, but when we were getting estimates for ductwork, all three guys doused themselves…

    • I haven’t had that problem! Yuck! Although I was thinking of some more including, don’t tell me that you will treat me like your daughter or for that matter any reference to me being the age of your daughter. And for the contractor who was friends with the previous owner (who tended to make cheap decisions) saying that he knew the house so well, yet he didn’t seem to notice that I had switched the kitchen and dining room and that I was calling him into to look at the basement where the previous owner had caused a moldy gross situation.

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