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    Hiring A Contractor Checklist

    Hiring A Contractor Checklist

    • Get many estimates – Get at least 3 estimates to make sure your are getting the absolute best price
    • Hire local, licensed and insured contractors – You will be able to get in contact with local contractors easier than if you hair a company that’s not local
    • Check their previous work – Check to make sure the contractor has the look, style and type of work you are looking for
    • Don’t be pressure into a decision – Don’t let the contractor rush you into to making a bad decision. Take your time and make decisions wisely
    • Check their contractor license, insurance and bonding – Make sure the contractor you choose is licensed, bonded and insured for your protection.
    • Get the entire quote in writing – Make sure everything you agreed to is in a contract with clear pricing and no hidden fees
    • Don’t pay the whole thing up front – It is typical to pay at least 30-50% of the project cost upfront
    • Expect delays  – Delays are natural in the construction process as there are so many subcontractors usually involved in the process
    • Keep records – Keep all important documents in one folder to keep yourself organized and protected
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  • Posted by Tiffany Locke on September 13, 2018, 1:12 am

    Your advice to get at least 3 estimates from potential general contractors to figure out which one offers the best price is a good idea. When doing this, you might want to research local contractors so you can ensure you find the best ones for the type of construction you need. This would be important to ensure they have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to do the work you need for your project to be a success.

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  • Posted by Sariah Meagle on March 15, 2019, 6:19 am

    I like that you said that I have to get many estimates to know which residential construction services I will have to hire for my home improvement project. Personally, I think checking their previous work is a good way to tell if they have been doing quality work. If they have valid licenses, insurance, and bonding, I’ll be sure to hire them so that I’m protected as a client.

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  • Posted by Sariah Meagle on March 17, 2019, 11:16 pm

    When you mentioned that I should keep records when I hire a general engineering contractor for my paving project, I thought about doing that so that I can track the progress of the project. I’ll try to contact local, licensed, and insured contractors so that hiring them will be easy to do. I think getting many estimates would also be a good idea to see if they’re charging fairly for their rates as well.

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