How to Find (and Hire) the Right Contractor

If you’re looking for the right home remodeling contractor, there are some steps you should follow to make sure you get the best value for your money. When we say value for your money, we mean somebody who goes above and beyond with quality while still charging a fair price.

Let’s get into it.

Don’t Take Their Word

When you schedule an estimate, the contractor will give you an estimate after discussing what you’re looking for. If you’re smart, you’ll ask them for references for their previous work. Get names and phone numbers, and don’t be afraid to call their previous customers. Ask about the quality of their work and how they were to work with.

Get Proof Of Their Existence

It’s almost a dirty secret in the industry, but there are a lot of contractors in the industry who do work without a license. Look, we’re not here to judge, but know that you’re opening yourself up to serious risks. An unlicensed contractor can more easily run off with your down payment without being found. If you want to have the best protection, make sure the contractor you choose is licensed, insured, AND bonded. More, make sure all of their licenses and insurance are still active. An expired license is just as good as no license.

Know What You Want Beforehand

Whatever you’re looking for, have an abstract idea of what you’re looking for. Here at Bela Development, we know how to coax out of a customer their exact desires. Still, you should know what you’re looking for and approximately (to the best of your abilities how much it will cost and your budget. When we know what a customer wants, not only can we give them a more accurate estimate, but we can also get the job done sooner. We’ll be able to order materials sooner and hand-select the right crew for your project.

Get Multiple Bids

Don’t feel bad about calling multiple contractors to get a few different bids. Respect that most home remodeling contractors will charge you for drawings and consultation, but they should have no problem with speaking with you about your project and giving you an estimate. Multiple bids will mainly allow you to compare prices and understand who’s overcharging and who is probably underbidding (and likely underdelivering).

Final Thoughts

The most important part of your home remodeling project is finding the right contractor. This decision can cost or save you thousands of dollars and weeks or even months. If you’re in Los Angeles, then we think the right decision is Bela Development. Call us today to schedule an estimate for a kitchen, bathroom, or whole-home remodeling estimate.