Finding a reliable home contractor can be like rolling the dice, but it doesn’t have to be. There is no reason that when a job is finished it’s not up to your standards. If you think like a business does and follow these guidelines when hiring a contractor you will get a qualified one that does the job how you want it done.
Be specific with your ideas. Knowing what you want will help you get an accurate estimate compared to saying what you think. If you know the specific materials, design, and budget you want to use the better a contractor will be able to understand and help.
Ask for references from friends. There’s nothing better than an in-person review from a trusted friend. They can give you insight into the work their contracted has done and you can see it firsthand. You can use any of your acquiainticines for a recommendation, word spread when a contractor is great.
Interview more than one contractor. Don’t limit yourself to one quote from one contractor. Get options and compare the timeframes and costs. Businesses always have contractors bid on jobs, you should have the same mindset.
Don’t think work will start immediately. It makes sense that a good contractor will be more busy, right? If a contractor isn’t busy feel free to ask questions like when their last job was.
Check licenses and complaints. Your contractor's licenses should be valid and you can use resources like the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been made against them.
Question how many subcontractors they will use. A good contractor will use a team that they are familiar with, while others will hire a number of subcontractors off the streets for some labor. You should feel more comfortable with less subcontractors and more employees.