How to Find a Reputable Contractor

There are so many horror stories about disreputable or incompetent home

improvement contactors that television shows have been made about them.

Unless you want to be a guest on one of those programs, take steps to

ensure you find a good contractor.

Here are some tips that will help:

Ask for references, speak to references

Get a detailed written estimate of the work to be done, and make

sure you understand all the terms and conditions.

Be wary of contractors who insist on large payments upfront. The

payment plan should be reasonable and tied to work as completed.

Ask if the contractor is a member of any professional associations.

Don't deal with a contractor who offers you a no-tax, cash-only deal.

Ask the contractor to get the appropriate permits before starting your

project.

These tips won't guarantee you'll hire a reputable contractor, but they will

increase the chances that you do.

John Tkachuk

John Tkachuk

REALTORĀ®
CENTURY 21 Hi-Point Realty Ltd.
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