As a homeowner who is considering a renovation, you want to find a contractor who will get the job done the right way the first time so that you don’t have to get someone else to do it in the future all over again. There are a few job leads for contractors that you can find online or even at hardware stores so that you have a selection of people who can do the job for you. It’s best to read as many reviews as possible before hiring the first person you come across. Friends and family members often offer the best reviews, especially those who have recently had work done to their homes as well.
After you have a list of people who you think you might want to work in the home, conduct a phone interview. What the contractor says on the phone and the tone of voice can tell you a lot about the professionalism of the person and how dedicated the person is to getting a job. If the person calls back after a day or two, then you know that there is an interest.
Once you have narrowed your choices down to a few contractors, you want to meet face to face to get a better idea of how the person will react with the family and inside the home. Take the contractor to the area of the home where the work needs to be done to see if the person can do the work. If the contractor can get the work accomplished, then you need to talk about a budget to work with. Get all estimates in writing so that you know how much you should expect to pay. There should also be a list of the materials that are needed and whether you will have to pay for them or not. Set up a schedule for the contractor to come out to the home to begin the work. If you need to have the contractor out of the home at a certain time, then this needs to be worked into the schedule as well.