The process of choosing a remodeling contractor is akin to hiring an employee for a specific job. When reviewing job applicants, you typically look at a number of candidates and then narrow down your options until you find the perfect fit. At Executive Remodeling, we are your premier source among home remodeling contractors. Twin Cities homeowners can depend on us for remodeling solutions involving kitchens, bathrooms, basements, siding, roofing, and additions.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing a home remodeling contractor:
Get Contractor Recommendations
The initial step in finding the right contractor for your home improvement projects is to produce a list of possible contractors you think can do the job. Then, narrow down the list gradually based on various factors (some listed below).
Regardless of whether you need a major renovation done or a small modification to a room, finding a contractor with sufficient experience handling your type of project is crucial.
Licenses and Certifications
Home remodeling contractors, including subcontractors, need to be properly licensed. Check the licensing requirements in your state before you hire a contractor. If the company is not properly licensed, move on to your other options.
Be sure to explain exactly what you need done with your home remodeling project. By letting your prospective contractors know exactly what you are looking for in terms of project results, they can let you know if they can deliver according to your project vision.
Past Work and References
Ask for information about the contractor’s past work. Look at the contractor’s previous projects through photos provided to you or in person visits to project sites. In addition, ask contractors for references of past customers.
Check with family members and friends about their recommendations regarding one or more home remodeling contractors. Do some personal research by checking reviews online. But be careful not to base your decision on one or a small number of bad reviews compared to a large number of favorable reviews.