With all the rain the contract roofers are ALL behind. It takes up to 2-3 weeks just to get an estimate. I endured and got several estimates over a period of 5-6 weeks. The estimates ranged from just over $2000.00 to just over $3500.00. My friend's brother inlaw owns a roofing company, and she told me to call them and mention her name to them, and they would come and see me without making me wait too long. Great! I phoned and told them what I wanted and I mentioned my friends name. We had a good talk and joked about my friend. The lady told me the lady estimator would be out early the next week and she's excellent at giving estimates. Great!
I now had all the estimates I needed...just waited for my friends brother inlaws company to give one. Thursday morning the lady shows up and does her thing. She was very nice and knew exactly what I had wanted. It took her about 45 minutes to check everything out then she went to her truck to draft up the estimate. After 10 minutes or so she came back and gave me the estimate. It was almost $7000.00! I just about crapped myself! After she left I phoned another contractor and told them I wanted them to do the job.
Yesterday I had lunch plans with my friend. I had decided not to mention the freakishly high estimate her brother inlaws company gave me. Before I met up with her I checked my answering machine at home and I had a message from the estimator. She told me she made a huge mistake, and it should only be around $2600.00. She did apologize a few times but it was too late.
When I met up with my friend I did tell her what happened because a mistake of almost $4000.00 should not be overlooked. She was irrate that it happened and told me she would be talking to her brother inlaw.
Yes it was a mistake but it cost them the job. Who knows how many others this has happened to?
I feel bad if she got in shit but that's a pretty huge error on her part.