At A-1 Custom Cabinets, we are often asked the cost of custom cabinetry? It’s a simple question with a very complex answer. Naturally, your price will depend upon your decisions: wood or laminate; maple or cherry; traditional or contemporary; licensed or unlicensed?
While no one wants to pay too much for cabinetry, we caution against paying too little. Your quest for savings might leave you vulnerable. Unlicensed contractors and cabinet builders operate outside the limits of the law (illegally). So, where do their “savings” originate?
Perhaps they save on advertising. It seems reasonable, but without ads in phone books, magazines, or newspapers, it is very easy to quietly disappear. Perhaps they save on taxes. Although paying employees “under the table” may seem harmless, think of the price we all assume when these same individuals collect unemployment checks and require government assistance.
Perhaps they save on insurance. Crippling costs are associated with general liability insurance and workman’s compensation. However, we know of several people who experienced the horror of costly mishaps; the worst of which was a punctured gas line which exploded the house.
Worst of all, perhaps they save on licensing. The Pinellas County Contractors Licensing Board (PCCLB) established stringent guidelines to protect consumers from unqualified, uninsured, unethical contractors. From electrical fires to plumbing floods, unlicensed contractors leave you liable for damages; but isn’t that why you have home owners insurance?!
Do yourself a favor. Call A-1 Custom Cabinets, a PCCLB licensed company in business for over 40 years. We will build you the cabinets of your dreams without any unwanted nightmares.