When choosing a remodeling contractor to oversee your remodeling project, it is imperative to ensure that you are hiring a professional and reputable contractor. Hiring the right contractor can make the difference between sleepless nights and 100% confidence. Here are a few simple steps to help you find the right contractor for your remodeling project:
- 1. Request referrals. Hands down, the best method of finding a professional contractor is word of mouth. Don’t hesitate to ask coworkers, neighbors, friends, and relatives for referrals. Ask them what made the experience positive and whether or not they would choose to work with that contractor again.
- 2. Examine their credentials. Once you’ve created a short list of prospects, it’s time to hit the Internet to do a little research. First and foremost, you should find out if a contractor holds all of the required licenses from local and state municipalities, in addition to designations from professional associations, like the National Association of Homebuilders or the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
- 3. Interview each candidate. After you’ve narrowed down the list of candidates, the next step is to set up meetings. Try to narrow your list down to 3 or 4 prospects in order to keep things from getting confusing. Pay attention to the flow of communication during the interview. The ideal candidate will ask plenty of questions of their own and will clearly answer your questions.
- 4. Check their references. When you have found one or two contractors you like, request to see some of their past projects. Request references and contact their former clients to ascertain their experience with them. The answers to your questions should help you make a final decision.
Remember that when you hire a remodeling contractor, you are purchasing a service and not a product. The quality of their service will determine the quality of the finished product. Do it right the first time by letting West County Renovations handle every aspect of your remodeling project. Contact us today for a free estimate!