How many quotes should I gather from different contractors?

As contractors, we would like to say, “Get only one quote, ours!” But that isn’t very smart business. We know you are getting quotes from multiple contractors and we hope to be on that very short list. Limit your quotes to 2-4 contractors. It can get confusing, trying to wade through too many bids and determine the variance between the quotes. We call it quoting apples to apples.