We prefer to work for you on a TIME & MATERIALS basis. That means that you don't end up paying us a lot of extra money if the project goes smoothly and we finish under budget or ahead of schedule. It also means that we don't lose our shirts if a project uncovers unforeseen problems with your home that were not in the original estimate.

A process you can rely on:

Step 1

Give us a call about your project to see if we are a good fit for you.

Step 2

Book a time for Rich to come visit your home or jobsite

Step 3

We'll prepare a written estimate of time and costs for you to consider and send it to you via your email

Step 4

Accept our estimate or revise the scope of the work until we find a good match between expected costs and your budget

Step 5

Once we agree on the costs and scope of work, then we need a one-third draw and your signature on a copy of the final estimate for us to schedule the work and get started

Payment:
-After the initial draw, you can expect an invoice every two weeks until the completion of the project. Our invoices provide a high level of detail so that you can track who did what on which day and all materials costs along the way.
-You can pay by cash, check, PayPal, or credit card directly from the invoice that we email to you.
-For larger projects, please ask us about contractor financing.

Things you don't pay for:
-You don't pay for commuting time to the jobsite, unless the day begins with a stop for materials or tools beforehand. Then, we will bill you from the time we arrive at the building center for your project.
-We, of course, don't charge you for new tools for us, unless it is a specialty item that we might only need for your project. But we will check with you first. Consumables for your project like saw blades, sanding discs, and fasteners, however, will appear on your invoice. If there are any items that we haven't used up completely on your project, we'll give you a discount on your final bill.

Things you do pay for:
-Stretching and warm-ups. We try to keep our crew flexible and warmed up to prevent injuries on the job that can slow your project down and cost more money.
-Some safety gear-Dust masks, safety glasses and other consumable safety equipment will appear on your bill. Big items like safety harnesses, hardhats, etc., that go from job to job are on us.
-Materials runs and tool maintenance. Part of the reason you don't just do the work yourself is because of the expertise needed to select the right building materials for your job and the thousands of dollars and years of experience it takes to build a tool crib like ours.