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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Here's proof of how screwguard works

OK, We get a job to go repair some soffit and fascia. dettached garage. roll roofing on a flat roof addition. once we get the soffit down we can see that the roof decking is also pretty rotten in spots. From above the roofing appeared in fair shape, no visible holes or damages.

So, we make the call back into the bid desk. tell them found hidden damage, need more money. I figure the new work to be $300. While I'm on hold I get a brain fart. When asked what I need I say $375. I'm put back on hold while they check the "estimator software". They come back with $325. But the rep is kinda tentative when saying the amount, like they are unsure that will fly. I ask "is that what the estimator came up with, you don't sound very sure of yourself." Am told, yeah that's all I can approve.

Since its still above my original estimate - I say, OK we'll do it for that. Send me an email confirming.

Get this, I get the says your are approved for $380!!!

Which, I bet, is what the estimator spit out in the first place. Since I have the email, I'll be invoicing for the $380
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You must invoice what the POC says! Haha!
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Bla bla

Just go ahead and invoice the $380. If the e-mail stated this then you should be good. Point of contact more than likely wont even see the completed job.
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At least they were trying to offer you enough either way to do the job, we had one last summer for a gutter repair. The estimator came up with like $125, we told them that the parts for the job cost $110 and it was 90 miles away. They still got pissy and said that we had to do it for that because our original bid (like $300) was higher then the estimator. So by their logic if we overbid the estimator we are obligated to do it for whatever the estimator says.
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I make more money now that we told Safeguard to hit the road. I also have so much more free time I actually have time to watch the NBA playoffs on TV.
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