Lana-Ricky Perez
How to Hire a Remodeling Contractor
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May 18·1 min read

✅ Shop around for the right company.

🔸 Get at least three written estimates.

🔸 Ask for and check references. If possible, look at jobs the contractor recently completed.

🔸 Check with your local chamber of commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints.

🔸 Be sure that the contractor has the necessary licenses and insurance, as well as the ability to obtain permits.

🔸 Ask if the contractor's workers will do the entire job or whether subcontractors will be involved.

✅ Read the contract carefully.

🔸 Be sure the contract states exactly what is to be done and how change orders will be handled.

🔸 Check that the contract states when the work will be completed and what recourse you have if it isn't.

🔸 Make sure the contract indemnifies you if work does not meet building codes or regulations.

🔸 Be sure that the contract specifies who will clean up after the job and be responsible for any damage.

🔸 Ensure that the materials meet your specifications.

✅ Seal the deal.

🔸 Remember that you can often cancel a contract within three business days of signing it.

🔸 Make a small down payment so you won't lose much if the contractor fails to complete the job.

🔸 Don't make the final payment until you're satisfied with the work.

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