Top Ten Things About Selecting A Remodeling Contractor

  1. References and referrals are the key to selecting a remodeling contractor. Get a minimum of three.
  2. You should have a good rapport with your contractor. You will be spending a lot of time together.
  3. Check out the remodeling contractor’s portfolio online to get an idea of quality of craftsmanship.
  4. Continuing education is always a good idea. Times always changing and you want someone who is up to speed on all of the codes and regulations.
  5. Size doesn’t matter. Some one-man-show contractors can compete with the big guys. Don’t be swayed by slick marketing materials. It really comes down to personalities and skills.
  6. Check out the subcontractors. A good contractor will let you know with whom he likes to work.
  7. Good communication with your contractor is critical. Do you understand one another?
  8. Who will be running the job on a day to day basis? This is critical. Who will be your point person on the scene.
  9. The paperwork. Request Certificates of Insurance from your contractor and Waivers of Lien when you pay your invoices.
  10. Hire a professional, certified contractor. You won’t be disappointed.