Do you want the cheapest countertops the greater Hudson, WI area has to offer? Then you don’t want Gallery 77.

Finding the cheapest countertops or other tile, natural stone or engineered quartz surfaces for your home or place of business is easy. Just reach out to contractors until one promises to do the work for a surprisingly low amount of money, and you’ll be all set.

At first, you might wonder how you managed to find such a great deal. But you’ll soon realize the deal was anything but. That’s because you truly do get what you pay for – and in this case, you have paid for the services of a dishonest countertop installer. 

Your dishonest countertop installer will begin showing their value (or lack thereof) by failing to show up at the time you agreed to (if they show up at all). When they finally do arrive, they will proceed to perform shoddy work. At best, they will only install a low-quality countertop that fits poorly and doesn’t withstand regular wear and tear. You will notice the countertop is chipped and has very large seams, as well as large globs of epoxy which fail to conceal flaws in its installation. At worst they will damage other parts of your property, leaving you with both a hideous countertop and a pressing need to hire a plumber or other contractor who can fix the damage.

Once again, but with a different answer: Do you want the cheapest countertops the greater Hudson, WI area has to offer? No, you don’t!

 

How Do You Tell if a Contractor Is Honest?

If a contractor’s bid seems too good to be true, it is. Whether they’re using inferior materials, installing said materials with inferior craftsmanship, or both, they’re going to use some underhanded tactic to secure their profitability. And as we just mentioned, a contractor’s oddly low bid likely indicates that punctuality is of no concern to them. The project will be completed when they feel like getting around to it – and they may never feel like getting around to it.

That brings us to the primary hallmark of an honest contractor: They will unapologetically present a reasonable bid for quality work, which means their bid won’t be suspiciously low. This is not to say that an honest contractor necessarily charges an exorbitant fee for their services. They simply charge a fee that is commensurate with the quality of their services.

Naturally, a dishonest contractor could charge premium pricing for substandard work. That’s why the figure on an estimate is insufficient to gauge whether the contractor presenting it is the real deal. Here are a few other hallmarks of a reputable, earnest contractor that you should look for before signing a contract.

  • An honest contractor adheres to multiple trade associations’ standards. Ask a potential contractor if they perform work that satisfies the standards of any reputable industry trade groups. For example, Gallery 77 proudly performs work that meets the high standards of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), the Natural Stone Institute (NSI), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • An honest contractor will tell you what you don’t want to hear. Everyone wants a home or commercial property improvement project completed quickly and cheaply. A dishonest contractor knows this and preys on it. An honest contractor knows it as well, but refuses to sugarcoat the less savory aspects of a project just so they can appeal to their clients’ wishes.
  • An honest contractor refuses to use low-quality materials. If they take pride in their work and satisfaction from delivering amazing results, a contractor will not install low-grade materials in their client’s home or place of business. A dishonest contractor uses smoke and mirrors to gain their clients’ confidence, and as such has no need for the materials which will win their clients’ satisfaction and repeat business.
  • An honest contractor has earned high reviews. A dishonest contractor can only keep up their act for so long before people begin taking notice. They will receive poor reviews – a solid indication that they don’t promise what they deliver. At the time of writing, Gallery77 has 49 Google reviews averaging 4.9 out of 5 stars. We also have 5 stars on Facebook, a perfect score on Yelp, and an A+ with the Better Business Bureau.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to live in the greater Hudson, WI area, then we hope you will tread carefully during your search for a truthful and competent countertop installation service. But if your property is situated within Gallery 77’s wide area of service, then we welcome you to contact us today to see why we deserve our reputation for forthrightness!