Recently we had a customer that thought of a big box store to buy a product from. Naturally thinking they are getting a fair price. Even with the big retailers, there is a going rate in the market.
A customer was surprised by the expense and proceeding to do half of the home. Not being satisfied they landed up giving us a call, a smaller but experienced company. Not only cost lower, the skill set was better in product choices and installation went to one-third of the big box store.
Your local private companies are also hungry fish. You will find competitive pricing, superior knowledge and we will always know our customers.