A lesson on always get it in writing first: Elite Asphalt came out for a project estimate and later called me back with a quote for $2200. I liked to have fell out of my chair at hearing such a low estimate and told him that just couldn't be right; that was cheap! He told me that there were a few factors in place; I already have more than enough base gravel in my driveway, that a planned project had been cancelled and therefore they had a load of asphalt ready and that the boss wanted to keep his crew busy and would rather lose money and gain a customer and more from word of mouth and neighborhood referrals and so on. So, I told him I was waiting on a check to hit my bank and would call him back to set it up. Within 30 minutes the salesman was texting me that the boss wanted to go ahead and get his crew on it the next morning and that I could just pay the invoice when my check came in. Well, if I thought cheap sounded fishy, this made it even more so. I told the salesman that I'd just assume have the money in hand and he replied that they trusted me and do business like this all of the time. Finally, I told him to send me the quote along with payment terms. And, BAM! A quote of $22,000, NOT $2200 hit my inbox along with 18% interest on any unpaid balance so on and so forth. Obviously, I made sure he understood he was NOT to send any crew; that I was certainly good for $2200 to pay by check but not $22,000! I'm not suggesting the owner is behind any shady practices, or even the "boss" the salesman spoke of. I would hope the salesman was inexperienced and that he misspoke. I sure didn't mishear because we talked about how cheap that was. Regardless, get that quote in writing before giving the go ahead. Elite Asphalt gets great reviews and are undoubtedly deserving of those reviews. And, the salesman was very nice and polite. I wish we could have done business because that was one heck of a deal!