UT Reader Asks: Should You Split Renovation Work Between Contractors?

  • January 16th 2014

by UrbanTurf Staff

UT Reader Asks: Should You Split Renovation Work Between Contractors?: Figure 1
Our publisher's recently renovated co-op.

In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader wants to know if it is suitable to split renovation work between two different contractors.

I need a quick bit of advice from the UrbanTurf audience. I am in the midst of renovating my new co-op. If I am 'shopping around' for contractors, is it okay to hire one to do one aspect in my place and another to do something else? My example: A recommended floor guy gave me an estimate recently that is a full $2,000 less than the estimate given by another contractor. If I decide to go with the floor guy for just the floors, and the other contractor for the rest of the work, would that go over okay or is it a faux pas of sorts in the industry? Thanks for the advice!

Readers, what do you think? Post your thoughts in the comments section. If you would like to submit a question for UrbanTurf Reader Asks, send an email to editor2013@urbanturf.com.

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