Frequently Asked Questions

How do you figure out pricing?

The projects that we do are customized to your design to fit your home.  In order to remain competitive, we follow the standard formula of labor, plus materials, plus overhead. So, for every project we offer free in-home consultation.

That didn't really answer my question...

Well, it's a lot like asking what a pizza will cost...

Where are you ordering it from?  What size would you like?  Thin or thick crust?  You want pepperoni on half?


We will work with you to figure out the variables and get you the best deal for your project.  My great great grand pappy used to say that "Cheap work isn't good and good work isn't cheap."  -maybe I'm remembering that wrong, come to think of it, I don't think I ever met my great great anyone - maybe I heard that in a movie once....  

Alright smart ass, what should I think through before hiring a contractor?

Take a little time to research your particular project so that you can gauge the competency of your contractor. Don't be afraid to ask questions!  An open line of communication will save SO many headaches on both sides. We are here to not only guide you through your project, but a good contractor will also educate you along the way.

That company from out of state underbid you by a lot. Can you beat their price?

Probably not...  Did they also ask you you for a huge down payment in cash?  I would be very leary of a crew that is THAT desperate for work, and I definitely wouldn't trust them to have your best interests in mind. 

Technical competence and trust should ALWAYS play a major factor in your hiring decision.  Any contractor worth their price will be more than glad to show you honest examples of their work and accolades they have earned.

What is your process for dealing with a new client?

I am an "All Cards On The Table" kind of guy.  I like to have as much information as possible before I formulate a responsible bid.  Detailed descriptions and pictures help a lot during the initial correspondence, but I really feel that the best way to approach any project is to meet with a client on site to get a sense of their thoughts and ideas about the project. That way, we can work together to make sure that the job is done right the first time, every time

Do you have other questions?

Lets hear it.  I'm not afraid of a challenge...


E-mail us at dusty@dfcarpentry.net