The short answer is yes, but there are some things to consider. . .
Cheaper is not always better: In many cases you may be able to find a faucet for cheaper online or in a big box store, while the faucet may look the same from the outside and may even have the same model number – it sometimes (not always) is made of cheaper plastic parts on the inside, thus explaining the reason that it can be sold for less. So basically we can’t always guarantee the quality of these products, but we can guarantee the quality of the plumbing products we can get through our suppliers.
It’s not always cheaper to provide your own material: In some cases we are able to provide the material for less than you could get it on your own. Additionally, if we provide the material, we can guarantee that we are bringing everything needed to get the job done. There are certain required items for some faucets or installations that a non-plumber may not be aware of. We make every effort to be as prepared as possible and communicate with our customers, but the best way to ensure that we have everything we need is for us to supply the material. This ultimately reduces the amount of trips we have to take to the supply house, which reduces the cost to the customer. It can also reduce any headaches if there is a problem with the product – it becomes our problem to fix instead of yours.
If we don’t provide it, we can’t provide a warranty on it: We are faced with a myriad of plumbing choices, and some products are exponentially better than others – we have had the opportunity to learn which plumbing products are best through years of experience (some good and some bad, but nonetheless we have learned some valuable lessons about durability and quality). The plumbing products we choose to install are ones with quality workmanship that we can trust and stand behind. We have a 1 year guarantee on our work – and if we provide the material, we can help you if there is a material related issue. If you decide to provide the product you will still receive our 1 year warranty on the labor/installation side of things, but unfortunately we cannot warranty the material.
Use caution on where you buy your material: Make sure that you check the store or website’s return and warranty policies thoroughly. We can tell you from experience that some sites and stores make it next to impossible to resolve any material related issues or returns.