Can anyone help with confusion over custom cabinet bid
I'm gathering quotes for my new build kitchen cabinets and have tried to get a range of semi and fully custom national brand, and local cabinetmakers with the advise of this forum.
I received a bid from a Pa cabinetmaker who is recommended and discussed frequently on GW. They sent a detailed quote (as opposed to the high end national companies who just gave me a number range!) that seemed very reasonable.
My detail-oriented builder/GC, who I also happen to be married to, noticed that the basis of their bid is a flat dollar amount per linear foot of cabinetry, onto which they add everything "extra" like flush inset doors, any upgrades etc. to get the total. For my range wall that number is approx. 20 feet.
However, I have a 4' range and a 6' hood, for which they have an additional several thousand dollars of line items to create the hood. The Base charge for the range wall cabinetry says $X x20 ft. That's kind of a lot of extra linear footage to include when there are no cabinets there at all, and when they include a cost for the hood that they actually would have to make for that 6' space. Or am I missing something?
When we questioned the cabinetmaker he just said they bid jobs by the linear foot and that they could make a small allowance for our range (but not range hood?) being wider than average - taking under $500 off the bid, which is virtually meaningless in the face of what we're looking at.
Did anyone's cabinet quote contain anything like this? I'm hesitant to name the company but I'm hoping someone has seen this before and help me understand it. Because I love what I've seen of their work and would like to really strongly consider them.