From PLUMBER SAN DIEGO: A BIG PLUMBING COMPANY and small plumbing company IS THERE A PRICE DIFFERENCE?
Anyways, Just a quick comment. About BIG PLUMBING COMPANIES and The Little Guy.
Is there a Difference in PRICE?? Sometimes even yes customer service, and what are the Reasons???
OK you've probably said yes there is, do you know what they are, though? Many years ago when I was working for other companies in plumbing repair (mostly BIG PLUMBING COMPANIES).
I would some times talk to the owner of these BIG COMPANIES and they would tell me the following, THAT THEIR "advertising costs were enormous" well lets just say. THEY HAVE BIG Advertising COSTS, and who do you think would have to pay for this huge Bill in order for them to stay in business??? I hope you said The Customer. BECAUSE YOU WOULD BE RIGHT.
I have seen many things and this happens unfortunately, once in awhile. Anyways, Well basically I can't blame them, I would probably do the same if they have $100,000s of Debt, (Office Space, Office Staff, Vehicles, Advertising, GPS tracking, to name a few & other costs etc....)to pay yearly. So, They sometimes have to hire inexperienced personal. OH and these expenditures are . Yes, passed on to?? AGAIN There Customer.
And when the BIG Plumbing Company would buy "Several Vehicles Costing" any where from $45.000-$90.000 who do you think Would Pay for This ?? Once again, Let's stop fiddling around and get to the point. YES, YOU THE CUSTOMER OF THE BIG PLUMBING COMPANY, would pay for there Costs. I mean they have to pay for these enormous expenditures?
And well this happens only sometimes, you might get customer service from the BIG Company, that well for a better word said, a young inexperienced Trainee, they can save money this way with only a year or two experience trainee. (This Sometimes Happens) who is just learning (and or calling the office for help), in my 35++ years experience. Plumber San Diego has heard of this occurring on occasions.
The BIG Plumbing Companies Many Times have what called a RATE BOOK or a PRICE BOOK with the Prices already PRESET. One More thing when dealing with the Little Guy. Sometimes well actually many times you have some wiggle room where they are able to adjust the bottom price.
Also many BIG PLUMBING COMPANIES that advertise on T.V. and RADIO have ENORMOUS ADVERTISEING COSTS!!
And ENSURE YOUR Plumber has a License.
And get an ITEMIZED PARTS ESTIMATE. WHICH MOST PARTS can be found at the HOME DEPOT.
And be LEARY of COUPONS. Where the PRICE maybe EXORBARIANT and so reducing it 10 or 20% may not even be really a savings on the work.
Oh and what about the small company? You usually deal directly with the owner most of the time.
LET ME REPEAT THIS AGAIN, With the small plumbing company usually, you deal with the owner. Instead of different person(s) every time. And one last thing usually the BIG PLUMBING COMPANY will sometimes have extremely high fixed prices for Plumbing Repair. BECAUSE THEY WORK BY COMMISION, where as when dealing with the little guy sometimes there is sometimes more latitude given for the price to do the job, or better said you can negotiate a little more.
Or usually that's what PLUMBER SAN DIEGO (American Plumbing) is able to do, because this has happened many times. I do not wish to cause HATE or anger because this is only MY Humble Opinion and or observation. GOD BLESS.