Making the appointment and receiving a “Precise Price”.
First, of course, you need to make an appointment for a totally free estimate. The word “estimate” is what is known in the trades, but we call the price we give you a “Precise Price.” There are no “estimates.” The price we give you during our first visit with you will never change. No matter what we find during construction, the price is firm. Obviously, if you add or subtract something from the work you want completed, the price will reflect that change. That said if you make no changes then the price will not change.
If a change is made it is usually made when the “Measure Technician” arrives to do the architectural drawing of your kitchen/bathroom. (His responsibility will be explained later.) He brings with him a, “Addendum to the Contract.” Nothing will be added or subtracted from your contract without your approval, in writing, on this Addendum. The Measure Technician has nothing to do with pricing other than if you add or subtract from the original contract.
All Decision Makers Must be there for the appointment.
The kitchen is the most expensive room in your home and the bathroom is the second most expensive. We understand that you have invited us into your home to give you a price, but without all decision makers there at the appointment it is impossible to give you a price. There are 1-piece doors, 5-piece doors, laminate doors, wooden doors, painted doors, stained doors – with most having a different price. Your countertop options range from inexpensive to expensive granite. There are three different manufacturers of quartz to choose from and each brand has several price breaks. There are over 150 WilsonArt Laminate samples to choose from. And to add to the mix, once you have chosen what you want for a counter you need to choose the edge design. Then there are the different sink choices which range from under $100 to some sinks costing close to $1000. Faucets go from under $100 to over $250. You need to choose what you want for knobs and/or handles. And finally, if you buy the kitchen you would need to choose an install date.
We hope you agree that these choices must be made so we can give you a price. There have been individuals that have insisted that they can make all the decisions without their “significant other.” After we have given the full presentation they say to us, “Sorry, but I need to run this by my ——-.” The problem is that they can’t run anything by anyone, because they don’t have all of the samples above to show the absent person. Then there is the person that actually buys the kitchen without the significant other there. The next day they call and cancel the kitchen because the absent person has no idea what it is that was bought.
Sorry, but we must have all decision makers at the appointment.