When shopping around for the best deal, keep in mind:
That for, most companies that are not local, cannot and will not deliver on what they promise. They rely on newspaper ads where they offer low prices, instant advertising and nothing more. These companies also use an 800 toll free number, which should give some indication that they are not local, in fact they are most likely out of state operators who run ads, seasonally (usually from either neighboring states, down south, or better yet Canada ) some of these fly by night operators work 3 seasons, then leave for the winter, come back in the spring, usually under the pretext of another company name, and offer you incredible warranties at a cut rate price, this is where the term was coined - you get what you pay for - was derived. If there is a problem with your fixture will they come back? This happens more often than not in most trades, although unfortunate, this could happen to you.
CC&G wants YOU to know that you can educate yourself on the matter of finding the right quality company to do the work at a competitive price.
So when choosing a refinishing contractor, find out how long they have been in business, are they registered with the MA Department of Corporations, do they have a local number and address? Do they have a format on their web site that's easy to follow (that's of course, if they do at all ) and is it understandable?. Were they courteous in answering your questions?
CC&G feels compelled to mention this topic on the basis of past experience. Since 1997, We have received numerous calls from clients who were not only dissatisfied with the work but couldn't get these operators to come back under a warrant call. These clients all claim if they had not thought of low prices and too good to be true warranties to be the determining factor, they most likely would have chosen a local contractor instead. In closing, CC&G is not insinuating that ALL out of state contractors operate like this, we are basically Conveying our experiences to you so you can make this rational decision yourself.