4. Going for the Lowest Bid
Same house. Should have listened to Bob, again, when he tried to warn me about a certain electrician, who gave me a scary low bid to wire the house. Bob had worked another job with the guy and told me he’d heard there were headaches. I should have known something was wrong when I read the electrician’s card and it said, “Preformance Electrics,” instead of “Performance Electrics,” which was actually the name of the company. (I still have the card somewhere. Now it seems funny.) Suffice it to say that the guy really didn’t perform well at all.