Getting contractor proposals for covered patio
I'm getting a patio built so I'm getting proposals from contractors. I'll need the slab poured as well. I have a couple of questions for you all.
First, regarding the proposal process. I had one guy come over and look at what the house and yard, then ask me a few questions about what I wanted. After that he wrote a proposal with pricing in about 10 minutes. He seemed very experienced and appeared to know just what to do. I did find it interesting that he had all the costs for everything in his head, and was wondering how well thought out his proposal was. I also found out he has an electrician license and not a general builders license. I had two other guys come over and they both said they would get back to me in a couple of days with their proposals. So, my question is, can a good proposal actually be generated that quickly, and is the license important?