edit: double post
Yeah my girlfriends parents recently moved to Phoenix - bought a house and hired a GC to renovate most of it. The process that they went through was maddening, and the work was OK at best. Some of it is stuff that i wouldn’t attempt to do, like pipe and tile work, but their painting, drywall, etc work was absolutely sub-par compared to what I can do (and that’s far from professional).Just like house shopping, covid contractor shopping also doesn't sound fun. I've heard so many horror stories and see so much terrible work. not finishing, not showing up after demolition, not doing it properly, taking shortcuts... So, that just gets pushed down the road also.