The Empire carpet representative estimated $5500.00 for my 900 square foot rec room. After I recovered from the shock of her estimate, i told the rep i have a verbal estimate for $2500.00.
She immediately got on the phone with her "supervisor" and together they decided the carpet really would only be $2400.00. In the end, i paid $1800.00 for the carpet from a third source local reputable carpet store.
I won't trust Empire and their practices ever again, nor would i recommend them to anyone. If you do engage with them, make sure you have a couple other estimates before you let them into your home.
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