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The Art Of Hiring a Contractor

What to look for when hiring a contractor.

Posted in Chats and Forums over 14 years ago, 0 replies

In a prior life, I was a home improvement contractor for a number of years and have experienced situations from the other side as a contractor. There are things that a homeowner can look for when hiring a home improvement contractor. These things are obvious. First, notice punctuality, Secondly, look at the vehicle that the home improvement contractor arrives in. Is it in disrepair?

Think about it a home improvement contractor that cares about his business would invest in a vehicle that shows he is serious about business. Now I am not saying he has to show up in a 50,000.00-dollar vehicle. It should be presentable. Next, does he shake your hand when introducing himself? Ask questions, look for tell tale signs. References, a good home improvement contractor has a following. Is he licensed? Is he insured?

Taking time to notice these things should help in your decision in hiring a home improvement contractor. Remember there are good home improvement contractors out there sometimes all you need to do is ask questions. Only you the homeowner can avoid hiring a wannabe home improvement contractor. NEXT: Tales from the Home improvement contractors point of view.

I will be submitting articles on hiring home improvement contractors to problem solving typical to not so typical home repairs and home improvements homeowners come across. If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail us and I will try to answer your questions.


Re: The Art Of Hiring a Contractor

It was really great reading this. Thank you.

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