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When Hiring a Contractor – Nine Questions to Ask

on September 6, 2009
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When Hiring a Contractor...Nine Questions to Ask

  1. Is the company licensed and insured? If they are not, and something goes wrong you may be held responsible.
  2. Did they provide at least 3 references with phone numbers? Pictures of projects?
  3. Did they show up to your appointment on time or at least call you if running late? Were they professional?
  4. Is their estimate itemized and for the same quality of services and labor? (apples to apples)
  5. Do they provide a written guarantee?
  6. How long has the company been in business?
  7. How strict are the companies hiring practices?
  8. Are they members of any national contractor organizations?
  9. Are they a company or a one man outfit? Many one man outfits are not organized enough to handle multiple projects.

Please do you homework. Don’t let your dream home become a nightmare!

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