Two months ago I asked an electrical contractor to price some work. A few weeks later I emailed them on another issue and asked where the quote was. They acted surprised I hadn’t got the price and promised to resend it. Nothing arrived. When I met the electrician at another job I again asked what had happened to their price. It appeared they had sent the quote to the wrong email – despite me regularly communicating by email! I was promised the quote would be resent. I was surprised to hear the electrician actually had little work in the last month and was desperate for new projects. Obviously not desperate enough to follow up on the quote sent to me. A few days later and I still haven’t received their price.
It’s the same story with a number of other requests for quotes. In early January the shade sails at a rental property needed urgent replacement. We sent out 3 urgent requests for quotes. One company replied the same day and got the job. The other two companies contacted us nearly two months later. I’m still waiting for a quote to replace the roof on an apartment complex nearly four months after the company visited the apartments. I received a quote from another company within a week.
Some companies always seem to have work, even when the economy is depressed, while others seem to struggle to find work. Why is this?
How you can secure more business
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