10 Tips for Choosing a Reliable Contractor

You’ve done your homework, and you’re ready to get started on that next big project. Now it’s time to call the contractor. Here are a few tips that’ll help you find a reputable, reliable craftsman to perform the work.

  1. Insist that contractors provide written estimates on company letterhead.

  2. Ask contractors to provide written guarantees.

  3. Find someone else if a contractor insists on cash payment.

  4. Are the contractor’s licenses and registrations valid?

  5. Did the contractor offer you a legitimate business card?

  6. Ask for proof of third-party property and injury insurance.

  7. Are the contractor and any related trades persons bonded?

  8. Check to see if the contractor is registered with the Better Business Bureau.

  9. Ask for proof of membership in local Home Builders Associations or chambers of Commerce.

  10. How long has the contractor been in business and can he/she provide references from previous customers?

“Asking a contractor the right types of questions will immediately let you know if that contractor is on the level, and a reputable trades person will never resent you for asking,” says Jim Rocchetta from Handyman Connection.

This article was provided by Handyman Connection. Whether you need something installed, built, repaired or maintained, we are your one connection for getting it done. Your home needs expertise and we have the experts at Handyman Connection. Visit them online at www.handymanconnection.com .


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