Weitz Company, LLC (plaintiff), was a general contractor preparing to submit a bid for building a nursing facility for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (Good Samaritan). Hands, Inc., doing business as H & S Plumbing and Heating (H & S) (defendant), a subcontractor, submitted a bid to Weitz for the plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning portions of the construction. Weitz’s bid to Good Samaritan included the amount of H & S’s bid. Good Samaritan awarded Weitz the construction project. H & S declined to honor its bid to Weitz. Weitz was unable to withdraw its bid to Good Samaritan and completed the nursing facility construction with a replacement subcontractor that charged more than H & S’s bid. Weitz brought suit against H & S under the doctrine of promissory estoppel. The trial court ruled in favor of Weitz. H & S appealed.