Recently, some friends and I were discussing various projects that we all have going on around our homes – painting, carpet, blinds, countertops, stuff like that. And of course, they all asked me about the service relationships that Costco has available to their members. I’ve got to be honest, I’ve never used any of them and don’t think I know anyone that has either, but it did get me curious. So, I was wondering if anyone has taken advantage of these services through Costco and how that worked out. Do you really get a better deal? Do you feel like it took some of the stress out of the project? Or do you have a total horror story?
I was hoping that I could find out a little more information on the Costco.com website. Unfortunately, it just has very general information about the Home Decor services (carpet, blinds, and closets) they offer and mentions nothing at all about countertops or painting, which are some of the other services offered here in Austin. The other thing I really can’t figure out is if all of these services are contracted through a national chain or through local vendors. For instance, I know that here in Austin the house painting services are provided by CertaPro Painters, which does seem to have franchises nationwide.
In any case, I’d love to get feedback from anyone that has gone through Costco for these types of services for your home.