We have several projects we've been trying to do around the place that depend on companies to get them done...a built-in cabinet, a walkway around the sides and back of the house, painting walls, electrical work.
I'm not sure if it's because the projects are small, but it seems incredibly hard these days to get work done. A lot of you are having the same problem too! I've been reading about your frustration, so I know it's not just where we live.
Here's how it seems to work in Texas: The company signs a contact agreement, you pay them 1/2 down and the other 1/2 when the project is completed.
In the case of the cabinet, we want it to block off this arched opening between our dining room and entryway.
Back in early March, we first met with a cabinet company to have a built-in cabinet created and installed. We gave them a check (as a deposit) for half the total cost, and we were told 3 weeks to get it done.
When I was still excited, I wrote about it HERE on April 17th, around the time the cabinet was to be installed.
We've waited, and waited, and waited some more. Finally last Wednesday, at the end of that particular rope, we marched into the shop expecting another runaround. We planned to cancel the project so it really didn't matter anymore.
We are so used to being put off, that I was floored when they said they had loaded the pieces of the cabinet into a trailer the day before and "...would Monday at 8 a.m. be good for us?" They even took us out to the trailer to see the pieces of the cabinet ready to be installed.
My question is, what's going on? Where are all the companies that know how to schedule their work and run their crews? If you have any insight please share it with us.
And won't you cross your fingers for us? That 3 weeks has been some very long months, but tomorrow might just be the day our cabinet gets installed!
Thanks for dropping by!