This company gender discriminates. They are male chauvinists. I've dealt with several contractors and trades people before, and I've never seen this:
So I want a guest bathroom remodel. I called to schedule an appointment for ReBath people to come out for an estimate, and they said my husband has to be there for the appointment. They _refused_ to come out for an estimate unless my husband is there - they literally said 'it's our condition"!
Their argumentation was "we need to know that there is a possibility of the project going forward". Which implies there is no possibility if my husband is not there. As in a wife alone is incapable of making decisions. Or do they think I'm am shopping for a bathroom remodel secretly, without my husband knowing? Either way, you see how insulting it is. Can you believe it? I could not.
_I_ need the bathroom redone, _I_ make the decision which contractor to choose, I have a job, I earn just as much money as my husband does. I'm not some stay-at-home slave who has to ask for her husband's permission to spend a penny.
My husband can't care less about this bathroom, he is not gonna take time off work to stay at home only to meet some contractor we might not even hire after all!!
Of course I'm gonna move on and talk to another company who would not try to inconvenience my husband or me just because they can't think of a woman alone making decisions, But I had to share this experience here. It's unbelievable - it's 21st century, and there is a company out there who would not even talk to you about an estimate, unless there is a husband present.
And it's a bull*** that they could charge for an estimate - I know and you know - because we all shop on Angie's list - that all reputable contractors provide free estimates. When you are about to drop upwards of $20k on a project, they are happy to drive over for free and bid on it. Without insulting a customer.
Location: Houston, Texas