Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of licensed, insured, and skilled labor workers and contractors on Marco Island.
Many of my clients ask me for referrals for the various trades. I gladly recommend licensed people who I know to be honest, hard working, and considerate. Often at that point or in the future (when estimates are given) I hear something similar to “aren’t they terribly expensive?” or “up north our worker’s are half that!” or even “can’t you just recommend a handy man, I don’t want to pay those prices.”
And so I would like to inform the readers that professional licensed trades on Marco Island are just that. Professional! They do not gouge and they work honest competive rates. These guys are paying nearly $4 a gallon to ride up and down the rodes to service their projects, whatever they pay their employees they have to match that for workman’s comp, their insurances are expensive and going up monthly, their taxes are sky high, their living expenses are too, etc., etc., etc. It is expensive to do business in paradise and they want to make a living. When you receive a bid from a reputable company please take all this into consideration.
Of course you can find a fly by night handy man to do work, I certainly don’t recommend that and if you do, well you pay for what you get. The last thing you want is an unlicensed person who is carrying no insurance, no explanation needed for that point.
In respect of all hard working people on Marco Island.