Struggling to get good service
TWO years ago we moved into our new house at Plainland and have since been trying to get tradies to come around to do a few jobs for us.
Looking at supporting the community we decided that we would use local companies that are advertising their services in the local paper.
We started with contacting several concreters thinking that they were seeking the work.
With a 20-metre long driveway we didn’t think it would be any problems to get someone in for a quote to give us an idea of the costs and to have them start the work.
Over the past year we have contacted six advertised concreters from the area and so far we are still waiting for a single one of them to show up to have a look at the task ahead.
To add to this, we also tried to contact several air-conditioning installers advertising in the local paper to get an idea of what type of air-conditioning would be suitable for our house and to install the units.
Once again we tried to use local businesses and so far we have had one person come in to measure and we are still waiting for the quote to arrive.
And it is the same story for our fencing.
What we fail to understand is, if these tradies are too busy not to be able to take on any local work then why are they advertising? They obviously don’t need the work.
We have since decided that we would look at tradesmen from Brisbane to do the work and this has proven to be more successful than spending money to support local businesses.
The only company that has never failed to show up is Laidley Landscaping and I would recommend his work.
So, if you are in need of work around your property, I would strongly recommend any home owners around the Lockyer area not to waste your time contacting the local businesses as you will find that you will receive faster and more prompt response from tradesmen out of the district.
It may cost a little more but in the end you will get what you need.
— Jobick Le Gall,