Editor:

For four weeks tried to get a roofer to check my roof. Some showed up (2 out of 10 calls) — one said he’d call the same night with a price — crickets.

The other kept saying he’d be here again and again — no show.

A customer shouldn’t have to chase after any tradesman.

So here’s some tips: have a human being answer your phone, makes you seem more legitimate.

Show up when you say you will.

Call the customer back when you say you will.

Or just say you’re not interested in work.

If these are too difficult for any business owner, time to shut your business down and give someone new and younger a chance.

This has always been the main gripe of anyone that’s moved to Payson from a real city or town. They treat us like we are trapped and have to beg them to take our money. It’s not Covid, this is an old story in this town. The worse part about Payson. Oh — and good luck finding any other tradesman from electric to handyman.

I tell all the young people I know in the Valley to come up here and do their business, they’d make a killing just for showing up, let alone actually doing the work. For those roofers I called — you know who you are. Sickening.

Something for people moving here to be fully aware of.

Maria Heller, Payson

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Dave Golembewski

Time for a Trade School to be built instead of a university ? And one semester in high school required to learn one trade . Also need to get more kids interested in trades . 🤔

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