We have a lot of great sub-contractors that we work with: plumbers, heating and air, electricians, painters, roofers, etc. We’ve spent a lot of time finding quality subs who also work hard, stick to the schedule, and charge reasonable prices. Yes, we still bid out jobs once in a while to make sure we’re still getting good prices, but we’ve learned that when we find a good sub it’s worth it to stick with them.
Our customers often ask us to use subs they know about that we don’t know. They usually hear from a friend who used them and said they were super cheap. They get mad when we don’t want to use them. Well, there’s usually a reason they are “super cheap” and that we don’t want to use them. And it’s not just because we’re not listening to you. Most of the time when a customer insists we use their own sub it ends up being a lot more work for us, and often ends up costing more money. They don’t show up when they say they will. They don’t do what they said they were going to. The quality isn’t good enough so we have to fix all kinds of problems. There is a reason that we use the subs we use. Trust us to do our job and use subs that we know and we will be able to give you the house you want. You are always welcome to ask us about using specific subs, as sometimes they are really great, but let us do the legwork and check them out first before we agree to use them or before trying to force us to use somebody that we don’t know anything about and don’t yet trust.