Never Hire A Contractor That's Too Busy
A lot of people think that a contractor that's too busy,
must be a good contractor. I'm not going to argue with that and I would
even agree to that last statement. A busy contractor, is either going to
be one of two things. He's either going to be one of the cheapest
contractors in the area, or he's going to be one of the best.
Now when I say to never hire a contractor that's too busy, it doesn't make a lot of sense, especially if this contractor is one of the best contractors in the area. Well, let me share something with you and you could draw your own conclusion, after I'm done explaining myself.
A contractor that's too busy, is usually one that keeps signing contracts, even though they don't have enough people or money, to start your job on time and finish it on schedule. Let's say that your contractor starts your job on time and everything is going fine for the first two or three days. After that none of his workers show up for the next three working days. You call the contractor and he asked confused or puzzled.
He can't believe that his workers didn't show up, even though he's the one that probably scheduled them to appear on another job. I'm not giving you a hypothetical situation here, this stuff has actually happened to me in the past and I'm simply sharing the information.
There's only one way to deal with a contractor that's too busy to handle all of the work that they have accumulated. Don't even hire them. You will save yourself a lot of frustration in the long run. If you're contractor says that they will start the job and give you a scheduled to work with, tell them up front, that you are not interested in calling them to find out where their workers are.
If you're contractor hesitates or doesn't seem very responsive, when you tell them this, you might want to think twice before hiring this particular contractor.