J & M Enterprizes, Inc. will work strictly by the hour plus parts and materials on your project. Our current rate per hour is listed on your contract.
It is our policy not to quote prices or to work for a contracted price. We understand that financial planning for a restoration project is a large part of the process and should be considered carefully. Because of this, we will estimate costs to facilitate financial planning. However, these are only estimates. We can only make educated guesses based on past experience.
These estimates are solely based on process costs ( i.e. It takes x hours to paint a car on average). Every project is unique - no two are alike. Variables include hidden damage, starting condition, parts availability, part costs, completeness, degree of completion, and modifications desired, just to name a few. Because there are so many variables, even estimates can change as work progesses.
Any estimate given should be a starting point. More often than not, the finished cost of the project exceeds these estimates. We will make every effort to keep costs as low as possible for the quality of work we provide. We will also keep you informed as things change, giving you all of the information needed and options you have to make decisions about your project. You, as a customer, need to be prepared for unexpected problems that raise the costs of the finished project.
It is our view that shops that quote prices or work for contracted prices will cut corners and hide problems in order to meet the contracted price. They sacrifice quality for cost. We prefer to fix it right the first time and work with the customer to deal with the added expense. We feel that it is better to cut how much of a project you do rather than doing substandard work on the entire project. You can always come back later and finish another part of the project. If you do the entire project with poor quality to cut cost, it is quite possible that you will be doing the entire project over to correct problems. It is always cheaper to do it right the first time than to do it twice.