Bathroom Remodel Issues. What would you do? What would you pay?

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Originally posted by @Arturo Arredondo :

@John Kaspar I would have done it for $6000

 Most of the other companies said the same thing. However this company offered a "better" product.

With a crap installer

Sorry about you experience, we have all been there.

If you’re unwilling or unable to figure out how to do this on your own, you can at least figure out material cost and work backwards.  You can find a basic tub and surround at any of the big box stores for $300-500, or a premium quality one for $500-1,000.  Taking that into consideration, and perhaps $200 for misc trim, hardware, fixtures, you’re at $1,000 (give or take) in materials.  For labor in my region I’d expect $50 an hour or less for a somewhat reliable handyman who’d do work similar quality to the work you had done, or $100 ish an hour for a true specialist to do a great job.

Ugh. So sorry. If they don't fix it up to your liking can you file with your state contractors board? I'm assuming they are licensed. In a lot of states I've lived in those complaints matter and are reported to others, much like the BBB. That is another place to complain. Owner seems very worried about reputation. He should give you a partial refund and do the job correctly. Time is money and the delays he has caused you by sending out a schmuck is costing you money and diverting your attention from other things.

Originally posted by @James Maradits :

Sorry about you experience, we have all been there.

If you’re unwilling or unable to figure out how to do this on your own, you can at least figure out material cost and work backwards.  You can find a basic tub and surround at any of the big box stores for $300-500, or a premium quality one for $500-1,000.  Taking that into consideration, and perhaps $200 for misc trim, hardware, fixtures, you’re at $1,000 (give or take) in materials.  For labor in my region I’d expect $50 an hour or less for a somewhat reliable handyman who’d do work similar quality to the work you had done, or $100 ish an hour for a true specialist to do a great job.

 Yup. I decided to look around and my jaw hit the ground over it. The big draw for me is that the company stated they could be"in and out in a day" (realistically he left at 10 pm) This was a hell of a learning experience for sure!

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