I consider myself pretty handy around the home, but sometimes I need a hand when it comes to bigger projects. I also work two jobs, so time is a problem as well. So, when my roof started leaking I reached out to one of the many contractors in the Sioux Falls area. Out of 6 contractors, only one of them called me back. He told me he could visit the next day. I never heard from him again.
This story seems common for home owners in the Sioux Falls area these days. With all of the building going on in the area, contractors aren’t looking to work many of the smaller jobs thrown their way. They have huge projects to finish for larger customers.
I understand why these contractors don’t want my work. But do they have to act like they are going to help me out only to leave me ringing and texting them and wondering where they are?
I suppose I should consider myself fortunate that I’m not one of the many people I see dealing with contractors who have started a job and never came back to finish their mess. I also see many situations where contractors have taken money for a job and run.
Well guess what contractors? The day will come when you don’t have so many jobs that you can just leave us hanging. The building boom in Sioux Falls will eventually end. And when it does, I’m going to do everything in my power to make you suffer. Fortunately, the Internet exists now, where I can let others know of my experience with you.
I’m so angry about this that I left a negative review on the Facebook and Google pages for each business that left me hanging on a job. I even went on some local Facebook pages to complain.
If you have had a bad experience with any business, I urge you to leave negative reviews as well. Hopefully it will do some good for the next homeowner who just wants somebody to help them pour one block of concrete, install a toilet, or build a small shed.
In the meantime, I have learned that if I want a contractor who will actually show up, I have to go through a large company who will be hold the contractor accountable like Lowes or HomeDepot. I also use the contacts of my realtor Kate Patrick. She gives them hell if they don’t call me back, and they know they won’t get jobs referred from her unless they stay on point.
Treat your customers right contractors! Or you may not be in business much longer.
Note: Screw you Terveen Roofing! I’ll do it myself!