Re: offer them a bonus- - Posted by Anne_ND
Posted by Anne_ND on September 10, 2003 at 08:18:37:
If they’re bonded, licensed and insured and you have them sign a contract, you should be okay to give them a deposit up front. Ask for a copy of their liability policy and call the city to check with the insurance and bond.
The first time I hired the MH repair company that does all my work was in Feb when they had little work. I gave them $500 down on a $3200 job and then paid the rest the day they finished- no wait for the bill to arrive.
Now that it’s the busy season they make time in their schedule for me (most people are flat out turned down) and they have given me all kinds of freebies- extra skirting, first chance at good used appliances, free delivery, free storage of appliances that come out of one house but could be used in another house (usually hot water heaters).
It worked well for me.