A good contractor doesn’t just do good work; when dealing with customers, it’s oftentimes the little things that make a big difference. You should find a contractor that shows you respect by the way they treat you, the way they look, the way they treat your property, and the way they pay attention to details. Listed below are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a contractor.
Ultimately, any contractor has to be competent to do the job right the first time. Competence comes as a result of training, experience, and good, old-fashioned, hard work. As you evaluate a contractor, look for signs that they can do the job right.
You need to make sure that any contractor you hire has proven themselves in the past, and will be there if you need them in the future. Don’t just ask the contractor if they are stable; look for tangible proof of longevity and financial stability by asking for the following items.
You can tell a great deal about contractors based on what others are saying about them—particularly their customers. Just talking to a few references isn’t enough. Insist that any contractor you’re considering produce the things listed below to prove that their reputation is rock solid.