Guy from the first of two companies I have coming out to do an estimate for the rebuild came this morning. He's from the insurance company referral network. i'd told him after work is easier for this, though I understand that the work will be done during the day. He said it was too hard for him to get into the city in the evening, so I said fine, come at 7:00 then.
He showed up at 7:35.
And then proceeded to tell me that because the insurance company gave me money to clean all the floors and paint the living room, he was putting it in his estimate. This after I told him I do not plan on having the living room painted now nor do I plan on having all the hardwood floors cleaned. I will do that all myself once I get a new couch. Don't put it in the estimate if I'm not having the work done. Yes, the insurance company gave me money for it, but I'm going to use the money to pay myself to do it LATER.
Don't assume I'm going to use your company just because you're in the referral network. You were late, and you were rude.
Guy from the company who did the demo/mitigation is coming at 6:00 pm. Every meeting I had with them has been as pleasant as possible and they were always on time or even early. I'm hoping that continues and that their estimate comes in close to what the insurance company is at because I'd like to use them instead.