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General Contractor - Elmhurst, 415 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, (630) 834-3544
What to look for when comparing quotes from different contractors.
Apples to Apples
Make sure each contractor is quoting the exact same scope of work. One bid might be high because you mentioned to them in the walk-through that the trim needed to be painted but didn't mention it to the other contractors.
Brand Name Difference
Make sure you ask your contractors to specify what products they use. If you'd like to use a specific manufacturer, make sure you let each contractor know so they can bid accordingly. If one contractor submits a bid using low end materials and the other one submits their's using mid to upper end materials then their final numbers may look very different.
Once the final bids are in you may notice some of them are high while others are low. Ask why. There may be underlying reasons these bids are so different. Does one of them have a crew who can get the job completed in a few days while the other is one guy working from the back of his van? If you have a strict deadline the lowest bid may not be the best way to go here.
No matter who you choose to do the work, make sure you've done yours.
415 E. Park Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 834-3554
Need a quote on residential work? Want us to bid on a commercial job?
Call Us (630) 834-3544
We absolutely loved working with the guys from CJD! We recently had our kitchen redone and it is fabulous.
When Chuck came out to check our kitchen, get measurements, take pictures, he was extremely knowledgeable, professional and prompt. He asked questions, made recommendations and gave us a few ideas to consider. We implemented his ideas and they were spot on.
The guys that did the work on our kitchen were friendly, personable, professional and always on time. They took great care in moving our appliances, minimizing dust and keeping things as clean as possible. It was obvious they respected our home. They explained each day what they were working on and about how long it would take. I felt included and informed throughout the process. The project manager, John, would stop by to check on the progress, make sure the guys had what they needed and was available to answer questions or address any concerns. It was refreshing and certainly a personal touch.
Our kitchen is more beautiful than we could have expected. CJD delivered on-time and right around budget (we had some unexpected problems as every project does.) It was a true pleasure working with them and I would highly recommend CJD for your home because they truly treat it as if it was theirs.
- Kelly K
My wife and I hired CJD Contracting and the results were amazing. They removed some old disgusting wallpaper, painted several rooms, installed new interior and exterior doors, and also installed new baseboards throughout the house. They were very conscientious not to disturb any of our possessions while spackling, sanding, painting and cutting. They transformed our home from the 50's to make it look brand new. Their master carpentry craftsmanship and attention to detail were outstanding. The guys working on our home was very nice and polite and their foreman John was phenomenal. What a professional. Without hesitation I would recommend CJD Contracting to anyone.
- Scott K