Friends don’t let friends hire this kind of remodeling contractor

How to qualify a remodeling contractor

Dreams of a new kitchen or bathroom can quickly become nightmares. All it takes is choosing a bad remodeling contractor. Some are bad by design. Some just don’t know what they don’t know. In the end, it’s you who has to clean up the mess. Here’s a better idea: avoid the heartache of a bad contractor from the git go. Do your homework up front. These five steps to put the odds on your side of getting your remodeling project done right.

Tom’s five qualities of a qualified contractor

  1. Physical Address: A qualified contractor has a bone fide office site
  2. Business History: Choose contractors who’ve been in business at least five years
  3. Good Credit: Check their credit with vendors and the bank
  4. Proper Insurance: Ask to see their certificate of insurance
  5. Customer Referrals: Talk to recent customers to verify qualifications

Another way to choose someone you can trust

We’ve taken work out of choosing someone you can trust. Select from our trusted companies listed on the sponsors page. They wouldn’t be there if they didn’t meet Tom’s standards.

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