In the old days, actually not too long ago, the contractor or so called designer was the one you looked whenever you wanted to renovate your home. Finding a plumber, an electrician, a mason, a tiler, a carpenter was difficult. Not everyone wanted to work with each other. People usually looked at newspaper's classifieds or go the Expo or more often than not got a recommendation. Prices were not so transparent. Quotes are slow to arrive. Smaller jobs were given a lower priority.