Hiring the right Home Improvement contractor can be a challenging but with the right basics you can narrow down the choices significantly. For many years I hear many people ask if we use only hourly help as a prerequisite that a contractor has better quality help or more control over people of whom are paid by the hour as opposed to subcontractors. There has never been anything further from the truth. It is far more important to hire a company based on its record of satisfaction,years in the business, location, relationship with the building department, and the ability to find the most talented installation professionals be they hourly or subs is not a critical issue. I want the ability to contact the company with questions, installation details or other important questions as the customer were deserve to have answered timely.
1) Choose a local contractor of whom has been in the industry longer than the competitors.Often these contractors are the busiest because they get more work based on quality products and superior workmanship. These people prove every year that they belong in a group of trusted contractors. Avoid buying improvements from chain stores over local contract professionals whom specialize in the work you are considering. When searching for dependable home improvement companies research online as to how long they have been established, complaint history and record with Better Business Bureau and online community reputation.
2) Companies often hire a licensed qualifier to qualify their company to do business as the owners may not be the person licensed. Beware because many companies keep changing qualifiers to keep the companies open after leaving the Industry. Show me a background checked qualifying contractor of whom is also the owner and responsible when things don’t go just exactly as planned and I will hire this professional every time. Insist on every detail of your project in writing and always be sure your choice professional acquired association approval and a building permit.