Abusive Homeowner Gets Mad At Contractor

Whenever we think of home remodeling or new home construction, we rarely think of the homeowner taking advantage of the contractor. It's usually the other way around, but this time the homeowner got a little carried away with the contractor.

The contractors signed what he believed to be a good contract and the homeowner was extremely happy as the work started, but the moment that the contractor found some damage plumbing pipes underneath the house, the homeowner became abusive and started to yell at the contractor.

The contractor mentioned before the job even started that the homeowner could have problems with his plumbing and framing. He mentioned that the wood framing could have termites or water damage and the cast iron pipes could also be suffering from age. He pointed out that the home was over 75 years old and since he didn't have the ability to see through walls like Superman could, there could be some extra charges as the work progressed.

At the time the contractor and the homeowner signed the agreement, this wasn't a problem but within a week of working on the house, the homeowner wasn't entirely happy with the contractor, all it took was one small thing like this to start an argument.

I'm telling you this story, because I would like to make a point. Be prepared for anything in the construction and remodeling business. I have seen the nicest and gentlest human beings turn into the most aggressive individuals, the moment that they think their being taken advantage of.

This story isn't very different from other stories that I've heard while working in the construction business. You can please some of the people some of the time but you're not going to be able to please everyone most of the time.