(Closed) kitchen contractor woes…

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll:
    not pay him until its right and just put up with not having a kitchen for another MONTH : (12 votes)
    100 %
    dealth with it and buy a smaller stove and now place anything on the counters that might roll away : (0 votes)
    pay him half and home he comes back to fix it : (0 votes)
    other ... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would not pay him until he does what he was paid to do. Stand up to him! We hired someone with great references ( has done many of my families kitchens) and he got our new granite marble countertops in for $1000 AND did it in ONE 12 hour day! he did a great jonb BUT when he was done and asked for payment my Fiance saw that when they moved our stove to do the back splash they BROKE OFF THE STOVE DOOR. He was like uh uh, no. You aren’t leaving til it is fixed. Fiance ended up finding a how to through the manufacture website but he told me ” Hell no was I gonna let them leave cause I knew you would have been PISSED and I wasn’t about to have that on me!” My uncle who is like my FI’s surogate Father-In-Law was like good for you!

    I paid a guy half cause he half way finished my car…and he never came back. I learned my lesson.

    Don’t buy another stove! make him do the job he said he would!

    Post # 4
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Do NOT pay somebody if you’re not happy with their services. Payment is acknowledgement that they’ve fulfilled their responsibilities.


    Post # 5
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wouldn’t pay him until he comes back and fixes what he screwed up. You need to be there with either your Fiance or your dad or someone to reinforce that the job is shotty and that it needs to be up to your expectations.

    Post # 6
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    DO NOT PAY HIM. The courts won’t support you if you have to sue if you paid. They will argue that you paid because you were satisfied and THEN changed your mind. I would also take pictures with a level, document all the issues with a camera and a newspaper (for the date) and draft a letter to your contracter with what you want fixed. Keep all your documentation (including a copy of the letter) and refuse to pay until it is done to your satisfaction.

    Also… did he get permits? It suprises me that the kitchen could be considered done if the electrical doesn’t work. If the electrical doesn’t work that might be a bad wiring job, which brings me back to permits.

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