Over the years We have estimated and designed many projects. Some of them we get and some of them we don't. Such is life.
But a contractor that doesn't have the skills to perform his trade properly, should not be in a position to estimate or even compete in the marketplace. "But he's cheap"
Homeowners, buyers of new, and old homes...beware.
think of your kitchen ....would you hire someone to perform less than average work because they were cheap? If the doors fell off the cabinets after 2 years, it would get around fast and no more contractor. Why in the world would you hire someone to do that to the front of your house? It seems lately I've seen some really poor work and it's frustrating to see homeowners throwing their money away "to save money". If you want to save money, do yourself a favor and save your money.
Flagstone steppers u wanted? Stone slab steps, precast retaining wall. all garbage. This all needs to be redone.