Consider this situation: You’ve made the decision to remodel your home. Let’s assume a 1000 square foot 2nd story addition and we price it at $200,000. Of course it’s a lot of money, so you decide to go out and get a couple other bids. You get two competing bids; one at $185,000 and the last at $205,000. We refer to low bids as ‘headline bids’. Why? Because your attention is intentionally directed at the headline number of $185,000. After all, you’re told, that $15k can go towards floors or painting or new furniture. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?
First, understand that we haven’t been in business for nearly 50 years by pricing ourselves out of business. What those who routinely go with ‘low bidder’ find (trust us, we hear it ALL the time) is that in retrospect, hiring D’Ambra would have been the wiser choice because once they’re tied into the contract and the project underway, that $15k difference quickly gets eaten up in ‘unforseen’ costs the contractor they hired ‘found’ when breaking into the house or some other nonsense excuse. Or, maybe that headline number didn’t include the possibly thousands in fees for things such as engineering, permits, federally required lead testing and possible abatement. We’ve even heard a contractor actually tell us while not realizing who he was talking to that he couldn’t stay in business if he actually gave proposals that were accurate. He intentially ‘lowballs’ in order to get the job and then ‘hammers’ owners for extras via change orders. Really?
Our bids are complete and in full and that will be the price you end up paying – that is, unless you, the homeowner, initiate more expensive items on the project. However, our allowances are very generous and what we consider to be the true allowances for the standards of our customers, not the ‘standards of the industry’. Ask your potential contractors about their warranty. What happens if something breaks or goes wrong after the project is complete? We’ll be there for you as long as you own your home like we’ve been for nearly 3000 past customers going back to the 1960s. We give you a written 5 year warranty; however, as anyone who’s had the need to call will tell you, we’re ALWAYS there for you after the project ends. Our relationship with you we look at as a family, just like our company is a family business. The company is run by Dennis D’Ambra, the projects managed by Chris D’Ambra, and the sister business CATS Tax Service in our offices are run by Mrs. D’Ambra, E.A, along with Mr. and Mrs. D’Ambra’s daughter Tammy Giulianno, E.A. and Chris D’Ambra’s wife Deanna D’Ambra, E.A. So, as you can see, it’s truly a family business.
So, call us for an estimate or just a consultation about the work you’re considering anytime at: