Is it just me that whenever I am trying to get something done around my house, the contractor acts like a flake? You call to get a bid, they blow you off. Or you tell them you want to use them and then they disappear for 4 days without a trace. Then I get mad, start looking for other bids and now the contractor appears again, like nothing happened, everything fine, ready to start, but now I don't trust him. What happened to being professional and returning phonecalls? Geez.
All I want is get out back yard ripped up for a reasonable price without being jerked around. What on earth is the solution?
UPDATE: Found a new excavator, 1/3rd the price. Thanks to Shari for the Courtney recommendation. Goes to show you that you should ALWAYS get a second bid!