What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a Home Remodeling Contractor in your area of work? It is completely understandable to want the lowest price but remember that infamous quote “you get what you pay for.” If it sounds too good to be true and a lot less than other quotes... RUN!
Credibility & Capability:
Do your research.. Look online and do some digging.
Are there any complaints on BBB, Find credible websites with “real customer reviews” such as Home Advisor, Home Depot Pro, Porch by Lowe’s and so on.
Portfolio & Specialties:
Look at their portfolio of projects. Do you see any work similar your project?
Sometimes contractors specialize in specific areas and some do not. If your project requires a specialty skill such as (flooring, custom mill work, cabinetry, decking), see if they have a good amount of experience doing it!
They may have good intentions but expertise is a priority to get the job done right the first time and of course, meet or exceed your expectations.
Get it in Writing:Always always have a contract! NO EXCEPTIONS.
Your contract should be specific with regard to what is included and what is not. Here are some Key elements to look for: Contract date Payment Arrangement and Terms Brief Descripton - Scope of Work Materials (are they included?) Start & Finish Date (approx) Will they come daily or once a week? Who is actually doing the work? Is There Anything Missing?
TIPS: Never Pay in Full Until it’s Complete
Never Assume Something is Included
Keep Copies of Contracts and Receipts
Make Sure the Licensed Company is who is Actually Doing the Work
Go with Your Gut Instincts