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When to walk away?

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    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I just called and walked on one that was to happen on the 21st. It was nasty and I didn’t want my name anywhere near it.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #647955

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I just called and walked on one that was to happen on the 21st. It was nasty and I didn’t want my name anywhere near it.

    Part of being a professional is knowing when to say no or walk away.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #647970

    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    I just called and walked on one that was to happen on the 21st. It was nasty and I didn’t want my name anywhere near it.

    Part of being a professional is knowing when to say no or walk away.

    Absolutely, and if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

    #648022

    I just called and walked on one that was to happen on the 21st. It was nasty and I didn’t want my name anywhere near it.

    That right there is the best example of what experience really means.

    I always liked the expression:
    The devil knows more because he is old than because he is the devil.

    #670271

    CB
    Pro

    @tuttlesremodeling

    Well???? What happened? Kind of a long cliffhanger here. Did you ever finally get paid? Did you fire your worker? Have you collected the add on amounts for change orders in full in new jobs since you changed your policy?

    #670478

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    there is one the the caulk was thinner on one end than the other.

    tuttlesremodeling

    Well???? What happened? Kind of a long cliffhanger here. Did you ever finally get paid?

    I was wondering too. I have no idea where you’d put caulk with the tile. I’d like a pic of that.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #670655

    We did finally get paid, we went to an attorney to get the house lien, paid for it. She waited a couple days before sending it to them, they called the next day to ask us to meet with them. When we got there he was very nice, lol. He paid us the rest of the money that he owed us. He even had enough nerve to ask us to do something while we was there, which we did but with payment upfront. They both said they was very please with everything that was done said they was sorry for any inconvenience. We will not be doing anymore business with them in the future, we are just glad we got paid and are done with the whole drama! They got two very beautiful bathrooms.

    #670658

    This is the bathroom in the Master bedroom.

    #670664

    For those of you that want pictures, I am going to try and load them again, but so far it hasn’t let me load pictures on here.

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    #670676

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    glad to hear you got paid and it turned out for the best. I just had a friend approach me about a similar problem. I gave him the best advice I could but it is always difficult when you run into these situations.

    #670687

    Here is the guest bathroom

    I like the look of the cabinetry, I haven’t seen it before (probably because dust buildup is such an issue here it’d be a pain to clean all the horizontal surfaces) it’s really nice looking though.

    Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% Attitude.

    #670689

    I like the looks of it also, but my thoughts on the dust is the same. The bathrooms turned out beautiful. I just felt like they had no reason to complain. They just wanted to put me off until their money got there.

    #670795

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    This is the bathroom in the Master bedroom.

    Wow that sure turned out nice and glad it all worked out in the end.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #670802

    Clev08
    Pro

    This is the bathroom in the Master bedroom.

    Nice work, there is a ton of tile in those bathrooms! glad you eventually got paid.

    #670820

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    They just wanted to put me off until their money got there.

    Given that they actually asked you to do more work for them, I’d say you are right. I’ve had customers happily accept an estimate and pay the down payment immediately, but when the job is complete (and they’ve gotten what they want from me), they are nearly impossible to contact. I find that a simple “notice of intent to lien” works wonders in this case.

    Jon P.
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    #672006

    CB
    Pro

    Nice work Tuttles. I felt bad dredging this topic back up, but I hadn’t seen it before, and the cliffhanger was killing me, I felt so bad for you.

    Totally worth bring it back up to the top, because otherwise we would not have had the opportunity to see how beautiful your job turned out.

    That indirect perimeter lighting makes quite a statement!

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