Home remodeling is an expensive proposition, and one you likely will not do often. We have all heard of scams and some are very slick and hard to avoid. Finding a good home improvement contractor is not always easy, but with some research you can generally find one that is trustworthy. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a trustworthy remodeling contractor.
Many cities and states require licensing, so make sure your contractor is licensed, insured and bonded. These are simple legal things that should be no problem for them to show. If not, that should be a deal breaker. Some cities do not require licensing, so ask if they are members of any professional organizations, and they should still be insured and be subscribed to workmen's compensation programs. They should have these things whether its a home remodel or just installing a few cabinets. Also be sure to ask what subcontractors they will be using and to see their licenses as well.
Of course you will ask for references and most likely they will be given. Be sure to call them. Also ask what suppliers they use. Ask things like where do they buy roofing materials, or kitchen cabinets for instance. Ask those companies about the contractor's reputation. You might also ask local hardware stores or supply stores about the reputation of the contractor. Ask your friends and neighbors as well, who they have used and how trustworthy they are.
Estimates and costs
Some contractors want to bid a bottom line price, but you should ask for it to be itemized. A trustworthy contractor will not have a problem with this, and it will also give you flexibility if there is a change during the project. Some ask for a partial payment up front, which is understandable. Avoid those that want full payment up front.
At Rashid Construction, we believe whether are doing a new roof, installing cabinets, or just fixing up a floor, you can trust that one of our professional and skilled contractor will get the job done right. When it comes to your home, you need to hire a company you can trust, and nothing says trust like a 50-year track record of excellence!