Hiring a Contractor? Not all are licensed, experienced or insured equally.
So you're looking to hire a contractor? How exciting!
We can just imagine the thrill you are feeling as you prepare to have your project built but before you get caught up in the romance of it all - there are a few things you should be looking for in the professionals(s) you hire.
You might be surprised to hear this but the cost of your project should be the least of your worries - for the moment.
What do you mean the cost should be the least of my worries?
Yes, we understand everyone has a budget and budgets are important. However, if you don't hire the right person the first time-you are going to pay to correct the work, once, twice, maybe even three times! Those few dollars you saved by going with the "cheapest guy" will be absolutely meaningless when the work has to be corrected. Ask around and we're sure your friends/family have these very stories to share.
So what is number one on the list when vetting a contractor for your project?
We're not just talking about whether or not they have a regular business license (which we hope they do). What we are referring to is their contractor licensing status. Are you aware that there are different license classifications AND not all licenses are created or earned, equally.
Are you looking to add on?
Build a new home?
Remodel a bathroom?
Build an accessory structure such as a garage?
Redo your kitchen?
Have replacement windows installed?