It may be time to tackle a remodeling project, but where do you begin?
Remodeling is a big investment of time and money, and finding the right Contractor will make all the difference in a successful outcome.
Remodeling your home can be daunting and the common practice is to “get 3 bids”. Often homeowners don’t know how to make an educated decision on choosing a Contractor, and they make price rather than professionalism, their deciding factor. They may want to compare “apples to apples”; however, it is next to impossible. Every Contractor uses different products, has different costs and a slightly different approach. No two quotes will look the same when placed next to each other.
I’d suggest interviewing three Contractors rather than gathering three bids. By interviewing Contractors and choosing the right person and company for your project, you should start to feel comfortable that the job will be completed within your budget and specifications. And in the end, this is really what you are looking for, isn’t it?
There is a set of criteria that qualified Contractors will bring to you and they are pleased to share their information, past projects, and client information. On the right column of this page, you can download an in-depth e-book How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor and learn how to compare Contractors rather than price.
Checklist for hiring a Remodeling Contractor:
- Good reputation in the community
- Good reputation with banks and suppliers
- Solid liability insurance
- Listens & communicates well
- Reliable & returns calls
- Presents detailed project and pricing
How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor includes helpful information on:
- Major concerns when hiring a remodeling Contractor
- Warning signs in a disreputable remodeling Contractor
- Checklist for hiring a remodeling Contractor
- What to ask the remodeling Contractor
- What to look for in a contract
- Tips for a smooth remodel
If you want to work with a professional remodeling company or have questions, please contact me.
I look forward to discussing your project with you, from complete Remodels to your special project or handyman job.