If you have decided that you may want to do some sort of home improvement or remodeling project then you will definitely want to make sure that you hire the right person for the job. You will always hear horror stories about contractors, so it’s best to do your research before you move on with your Joliet Construction and Remodeling job.
First you will want to begin by collecting referrals from your friends, neighbors, family and coworkers. People often find the best Joliet Construction and Remodeling contractor by word-of-mouth referrals and good recommendations, over advertising.
Next after you have accumulated some referrals that interest you, begin by calling a few on your list. Keep in mind that many good Joliet Construction and Remodeling contractors are busy working long, sometimes abnormal hours, so give them a day or two to return your phone call. If it takes longer than a day or two, remove them from your list as a good contractor should be accessible to potential clients.
Interview your potential Joliet Construction and Remodeling contractor. Some good questions to ask include: How long have you been in business? What types of home improvement projects do you specialize in? When would you be available to start my project? It’s also good to ask if they have done similar projects to yours in the past and how things went with that project.
Ask for bids from your potential choices. Make sure that your bids encompass everything that you require from your specific project. Be suspicious of contractors who bid your job super low as compared to your other bids. This is typically a red flag for a bad contractor, or one that may add on fees/charges as they go along.
Once you have decided upon a contractor for your job, make sure to get a formal contract in writing. Nothing can ruin a construction or remodeling project more than not having a written contract with all details, payments, fees, etc., spelled out in writing that is signed by both you and your contractor.
Do your research, conduct interviews, and play it smart. If you want a professional job done right, consider ERC for your next Joliet Construction and Remodeling project.