Some poor soul is on the hook for $27K for a bathroom reno through Home Depot.
I have seen this so many times.
If you want to buy stuff at Home Depot go right ahead. The Big Box savings are hard to resist. But ffs don't let them install it. You have no idea who you are getting and neither do they. And rather than making sure they will stand behind the job it makes sure they can't really be held responsible because they hire "contractors" who are supposed to have their own insurance etc etc. it is a something that insulates Home Depot from liability.
Although the article does not get into it this reno was to install a handicapped access type bathroom for someone hurt in an accident, and I am pretty sure there is a tax deduction or grant that anything like that is eligible for, and so it is also on the taxpayer.
Home Depot is months into considering what they will do here, meanwhile if it didn't become a story they would do nothing.
One more example of capitalism saving the world