Should I tip for a fence?

by Andrea
(Indianapolis, IN)

My husband and I are going to have a fence put up in our backyard. We had several different companies come out and give us an estimate.


One man gave us a quote and said the price included supplies, labor, and taxes. He then said "Everything except gratuity." I was shocked. I'm already paying over $3000 for a fence and he expects gratuity? Should I pay gratuity for a fence? If so, how much is acceptable?

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Dec 12, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I hope his response was joking. My husband does that type of work and never expects a tip. Occasionally a customer will provide one. Recently, he had a job that they ran into a problem on and he went above and beyond in correcting the problem which was not his fault and didn't charge any extra for it. At the end of the job, the homeowner gave him and the 2 guys who helped him each $100. Other homeowners will supply drinks and occasionally food to the guys who are working but none of this is expected.

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