My brother-in-law is a carpenter with a local contracting firm. We are thinking about building an addition, and my husband thinks that out of loyalty, we should use his brother’s company.

Many, many times his brother has told us “funny” stories about how his crew has cut corners and done shoddy work on the new houses in our area. He’s gone so far as to say that he would never buy one of their houses himself.

There is no way I will use his company to work on my home. My husband and I have just had a whopper of a fight about it. You are on my side, right?

— Perfectionist