It's been difficult these past few months, as the GC pulled himself off of my job, taking on additional work, yet leaving me with unskilled, unsupervised workers whose quality is certainly questionable. I was exacting, I insisted that shoddy work be corrected. I have no issues with the GC's work, the finish workers that he left me with, however, are a totally different story. Bottom line is that the work was corrected to my satisfaction, I passed inspection on all 4 open permits, it was time to say goodbye once the GC returned on Thursday to correct one final error. His last check was handed to him. The original agreement was for all work to be completed May 30th. 7 weeks later . . .
2 remaining extras that I pulled off of GC's billing was to have a new window installed in the laundry/half bath as well as to have a new patio door installed in the dining room. I simply wanted him done and gone. Another factor was that the quote he gave me for the 2 installations came to $1500-DX said, "No way are you paying him that!"
I got the name of a licensed and insured contractor through the energy audit company; he came today. His quote over the phone was matched after seeing the units to install, and where they are going. Price: $500. So yeah, GC's DONE.
My monies are once again getting low, as they do this time of the month, as I await my next pay on the 31st, when I will sit down and determine how to spend my monthly surplus. Meanwhile, I can review my list of repairs, and earmark priorities.