If you wish to make an important change in your home (repair, modify, remodel etc.), the very best option is to choose a general contractor, which can handle all the aspects of your project, including labor, equipment, vehicles and different services. If you have already decided that you need such a contractor, but you are yet to find the right general contractor for your needs, you should keep reading.
In this article, we are talking about all the steps you should take in order to find the ideal contractor.
The first thing anyone should do when looking for a great contractor isn’t browsing the internet, because it sometimes can be deceiving. However, the opinions of friends and family have a greater chance of being genuine and can be a great place to start your search. Do not hesitate to ask your relatives, neighbors, friends or coworkers about the general contractors they have hired and about the results they have obtained. If their feedback is positive, chances are that the contractor is worth hiring. However, if you don’t manage to get any results of this inquiry, you can widen your search to the phonebook or the internet.
Whatever the method you use to get their phone number, the next stage is to call them and even make a short phone interview, in order to make sure that they can provide the resources you need and that you won’t be wasting both your time and theirs. A few common questions could be whether they take projects of a certain size, how many years of experience they have in the field and if they can provide you with a list of their past clients.
Another great way to narrow down the list of possible contractors is to go online on sites like Yelp and see what the feedback of previous customers is. Also, don’t forget to go on the site of the Better Business Bureau in your area and check if everything about the companies checks out. After narrowing the list down to maximum 3 contractors, you can already compare their prices and see which one is the right fit for you. Finally, another way to make your decision easier is to pick the contractor that has insurance coverage and thus will be able to cover any damage done to your property when working on the project.