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How long should it take for a contractor to provide an estimate?

13 years ago

I am dutifully trying to get 3 estimates for a kitchen remodel. The first contractor came out, took measurements and supplied an estimate the next day. The second contractor came out, took measurements and never got back to me. I called his office and they said, "he is working on it". Is this secret contractor talk for "we don't want that job", or is one week a reasonable amount of time to wait for an estimate? This is not the rebuilding of the Taj Mahal, it's a simple kitchen cabinet replacement with a few cosmetic changes. The second contractor was supposed to be the 'good' one, so I'm bummed.

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