If you’re planning to start a renovation in your home, you want to make sure you choose the right home renovation contractor. There are so many out there to choose from and it can be difficult to separate the good from the bad…We’ve compiled some key tips to help you select the right company to work with, so you can have complete confidence in the contractor you choose.
- Ask for referrals. Hands down, word-of-mouth is the fastest way to find the best home renovation contractor in town. Your friends, relatives, or coworkers are bound to give you honest feedback about the contractor they used for their renovation. You’re making a big investment and you need to be sure this contractor is professional, reliable, and trustworthy before you sign on the dotted line.
- Always remember to check credentials. Once you have a list of recommended contractors, it’s time to filter that list to find your top choice(s). Do preliminary research online to check the credentials for each company. Ask to see their credentials- Do they have WCB? Are all of their trades licensed (ie. are they a journeyman plumber, electrician or carpenter?) Do they carry liability insurance? What about a surety bond?
- Start interviewing your candidates! In reality, you are an employer and you want to make sure you’re hiring the right candidate to renovate your home. An interview will allow you to decide whether or not the contractor has the professionalism you desire, and the right personality fit for you. This person will be working in your home and you want to make sure you can communicate in the best way possible. An interview will also allow the contractor to ask you questions about the project and make sure they can deliver your project on time and on budget.
- Ask for references! Most contractors have at least one or two clients they can put you in touch with for a reference. If the contractor you’re looking at won’t provide you with at least one happy customer to talk to…shy away.
Selecting the right contractor for your home renovation project may seem daunting, but taking these steps will save you much stress, and bring you a lot of happiness when the project is done.
If you’re looking for a trusted home renovation contractor in Calgary, C. Brannon Construction is ready to help! Visit our website at www.cbrannonconstruction.com or give us a call at 403-771-8080.