Why does the remodeling industry believe it must offer free edtimates? When I do a call for an addition, I probably spend at least a day making the call, working with the owner on design issues, measuring, sketching, researching, estimating, proposing, and presenting. All with the hope they use me instead of taking my hard work and giving it to some other company. It probably cost me a few hundred bucks. What do you think? We need to start charging for our services.