10 TIPS TO FIND A CONTRACTOR
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
Check the contractors license. The contractor should be able to provide you with all licenses numbers.
Check out your local Better Business Bureau for any complaints filed against him.
Solicit proposals from a few contractors before selecting one.
BEWARE OF THE LOWEST BID
If a bid is more than 20% difference ask why. Make sure it's not because the contractor is desperate for your business and deposit, in order to finish another job.
Ask the contractor for references. If the contractor is not able to do so, it might be a red flag.
Make sure the contractor carries liability insurance and workers compensation.
HOW LONG IN BUSINESS
Make sure the contractor you choose is well established. You might to check to see how long they have been in business.
Get everything in writing and avoid signing anything until all the terms are agreed upon.
When meeting with a contractor pay close attention and examine how he or she interacts with you. Can you easily ask him questions ?
Eye contact and body language are important, they will tell you his or her confidence level and ability to get the job done.
When checking the proposal, make sure the allowances are not too low in order to make the contract price look much lower... If this is the case, by the end of the job the prices usually end up as high or higher than the highest contractor.
Many have tried to save a dollar by going with the cheapest contractor but ended up paying twice trying to fix and repair the unfinished or poor quality work.
YOU CAN GET IT DONE...
OR YOU CAN GET IT DONE RIGHT !