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How long should it take to get back an estimate from a home improvement contractor?

Question by bfoy624: How long should it take to get back an estimate from a home improvement contractor?
I’ve been waiting 3 weeks for two estimates from different contractors on a couple of small home improvement projects. I’ve already called once for a follow up. Move on or wait longer?
OK….I’ve decided to move on and get other contractors to come and make estimates. What would be the best way to choose reliable and quality contractors without having any referrals?
So the phrase “no job too small” on their advertisments and phone book ads really don’t apply?

I have a clean house, never said I didn’t want to spend too much money, and collectively all three projects in my opinion are worth the time to send me an estimate. I called one of the contractors again last night and left a message. Still, no return call. Bummed.

Thanks for all of your responses they are all good and I appreciate your input!

Best answer:

Answer by realchineseprincess
i guess it doesn’t hurt to have few more contractors. One of them has to pay the attention you deserve.

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