The most important step in hiring a contractor is doing your due diligence.
While finding someone you feel comfortable talking to is significant, it’s not all an abstract exercise. There are some questions you should ask to be sure you’ve covered foundational bases before moving forward. Use the question guide below and adjust it to your own circumstances to ensure you get everything you need from your first phone call with potential contractors.
On your first call, ask each contractor the following questions. Make note of the contractor’s answers, and compare later.
Ahead of selecting the best contractor for your project:
Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of contractors who are not honest professionals. The best way to avoid scams is to choose a local, trusted contractor. You can confirm this by checking their physical business address, validating their licensing, industry credentials, and professional associations. If something feels off about a contractor or business — go with your gut.
Here are additional warning signs to keep in mind:
The BPP Contractor Checklist will help you vet a trusted contractor, so you can rest assured knowing your home improvement repair or replacement project is in good hands. You can access the interactive checklist by downloading it here.
Cheers to the success of your home improvement project – Blue Pages Pro