Charlie: John in Friendswood asks, “I have some second floor ceiling damage from a roof leak during Harvey, and look for a contractor to fix that.” I guess he’d need a roofer, obviously, to fix that. But, then, what about repairing that ceiling work? He’s assuming that he’ll have to, obviously, take the ceiling down. The insulation’s gonna come out and all that. What’s his process? Who do you think would be the one for this? Is this something Ideal can handle? Soup to nuts?
Tom: No. You can ask them, they might. Everybody’s taking on a little extra work right now. And trying to get everybody 100% serviced after this storm. Rudy would be the other person to call once the roof is all done. And let them go ahead and do the Sheetrock. I’m a Rudy fan with Sheetrock.
Charlie: Big time.
Tom: When they take it down and there’s texture to match, and taping, and floating. Rudy’s the guy I always go to. He’s my go to guy.
Charlie: Just be prepared with everybody, because … Jim was here yesterday. Jim, from Ideal, was here yesterday. He’s going to do some work for us here at the office. He was telling me, he’s having to wait for contractors at his house.
Tom: Well, you know what’s happened?
Charlie: Oh, no.
Tom: Just so everybody knows, half of the guys that work for all our local people are being paid double by the fly-by-nights. And they’re running out and grabbing the money. They’ll be back to work for these guys, but these guys are short-handed now because they’re not going to do that to the clients.
Charlie: Right. And so it’s worth waiting for
Tom: Absolutely. No doubt.
Charlie: … you’ll get better work, and somebody who stands behind. So, be patient, John.
Charlie: If you can live with it, I think you get Ideal Roofing out there right away, they’ll make sure the leak is stopped. Right?
Tom: Oh, absolutely.
Charlie: But once that’s done, you can wait for the work to be done, and just think how much more you’ll appreciate it when it is done.