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Tips for Finding a Reliable Home Contractor

Updated: Sep 3, 2018

Learn these tips and avoid the hassle of losing money, and wasting time and start getting your dream home the way you want it!

1- Know what you want before you get estimates

2- Ask friends, relatives and co-workers for references

3- Interview at least three contractors

4- Expect a contractor to be too busy to start right away

5- Ask what work will be done by the contractor’s employees and what work will be done by subcontractors

6- Choose the right contractor for the right project

7- Check licenses, complaints and litigation history

8- Check references

9- Read online reviews

10- Sign a detailed contract

11- Get the proper permits

12- Don’t pay more than 10 percent of the job total before the job starts

13- Don’t sign a contract for your entire renovation budget

14- Negotiate ground rules

15- Talk to the contractor frequently.

16- Verify insurance coverage

17- Get lien releases and receipts for products

18- Don’t make the final payment until the job is 100 percent complete

19- Support your local family businesses! :)


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