How To Find A Trustworthy Construction Company

Why must the most important part of a home renovation also be the most important step? Unfortunately, finding a trustworthy construction company is not an easy task. There’s hundreds of them out there from companies with a secretary to two brothers in a truck. All types alike, there are good ones and there are bad ones. This blog will show you what to look for in a reliable contractor and how to find them.

Know What You Want

Create a detailed plan of what you want and how you want it to look. By the time you pick up the phone to call contractors, you should be able to articulate exactly what you want done and what materials. This will allow the contractors you invite over to give you the most accurate estimate.

Look On Trustworthy Websites

Nowadays, you can find tons of information online about contractors including customer reviews, their licenses, and even if their business license is up to date. Before you meet face to face, you can look on sites like Google, Facebook, and the Better Business Bureau to see if they have any reviews.

Ask For References

Online reviews are one thing, but hearing about a past customers expereience with a contractor directly from their mouth is even better.

Why is that so?

Because most customers leave reviews directly after a project is finished. They’ll speak about the contractors professionalism, but they can’t really say much about the quality of their work seeing that they’ve just finished.

Ask Friends And Family For Referrals

If you want a new fence, find the person in your neighborhood with a shiny new fence and ask them who built it. Ask your friends and family if they know a reliable contractor that does XYZ. You may be a simple Facebook post away from finding your ideal builder.

Get Multiple Bids

Once you’ve compiled a list of contractors, the next step is to call them and schedule bids. Don’t be afraid to reach out to as many as 10 contractors as some won’t answer and some will let you know their schedule may be booked out. You’ll schedule about 3-6 bids from your 10 giving you a decent pool of contractors to pick from based on price, your comfort level with them, and their experience.

Don’t just take their word for everything, look up their licenses on your state’s board for licensing contactors.

Final Words

Buidling a deck, remodeling a bathroom, or installing flooring are straightforward enough for contractors, but the process of hiring someone to accomplish these jobs is not. These tips should help you find a reliable contractor.