Dh and I want to restore our home and could use a little help. So I asked around and got a few quotes . What the heck? Do people think we are stupid? I called MDU to put in a high end 90% furnace, with that and a water heater they wanted $5,500 . Then the guy wanted to BUY our home. He said, "well I was looking at it and couldn't make up my mind if I wanted it or not..." He offered me cash right there on the spot. I could have slugged him. Ok, now quote #2: Dd really good friends father. He wanted $3,500 to put the furnace in and then $900.00 to punch out a wall and put a sheet of plywood in to make a floor. See what we want is to close off that entry-way to the basement and knock down the wall to make the kitchen bigger. Nope, I think not. Quote #3: An honest guy quoted $1,900.00. So we went with him. Did an excellent job and even took off and capped some pipe for us. We gave him an extra $200.00 for doing that, being honest, and an excellent job. He even put in a 90% high end furnance. We still haven't found a worker to tear down that wall. I had a guy come over and look at it. He said he would charge by the hour and barter some stuff, that wasn't a problem. I called him a week later wanting to know if he was interested. Not a word from him. This is now months later. People either charge too much or don't want to work. Dh works 48-55 hours a week. He only has one day off on the weekends and is headed out of town for work next week. When he's gone, he's gone for weeks at a time. We can't get it done. What is it with people?