I have a 1950's style bathroom with the original faucets that have been leaking. So I requested three quotes. Both companies came into the home am estimated the job to be in the 600 dollar range, and my hallway wall would need to be accessed leaving me with a hole that I would have to fix. Then I called the third company, Plumb Crazy Mechanical and spoke to Alex and his assistant. I was told $75 per hour with a $35 service fee which is kind of low. Both Alex and his associate Victor came.
They examined the area and determined they'd need extra equipment so we re-arranged the appointment for the following day.
They were on time and worked together in my small bathroom. They removed the old tile in the tub and afterwards discarded it. They worked for almost 4 hours; they accessed the pipes from within the tub area and did not have to break open my hallway wall, which was a relief. They also did not open the tiles near the faucet so large that I would have to replace tiles. Instead they open what they needed and kept the hole small. They put a metal plate over the broken tiles and installed the faucet. I viewed the work and it was exceptional. I was totally amazed that I would not need to do tile work, what a relief. They cleaned up and we settled on the price of cash. Alex, the owner told me it would be $250.00 all inclusive. I paid him and added a good tip because they were worth it.
I was ecstatic about the price considering all their hard work, they have good worth ethics, are friends and honest. They both explain what the problem is and how they will resolve it.
The other plumbing companies who estimated the job was $600 plus are a bunch of crooks.