Benjamin Franklin Plumbing - Water heater: quoted 1600, found a local to fix it for 600 with the labor and some tricky replacements from old unit damage. Rip off!
Water heaters only cost like 250 at Lowes (or less). How is 1600 for a quick job justified?
Just glad we found another plumber before going into some credit card debit. Even with some electric install, we only paid $600. Labor should not be like 400% increases. Rip off rip off rip off rip off rip off rip off.
Go for a local guy who just needs to make a living; not some company with a big name. Even some local friends can help you out in a water heater if you already have electric hook up for the old unit or a past unit.