5 Things You Want to Know Before Hiring a Remodeling Contractor
Your home is your castle, and when it’s time to make changes, you don’t want to take risks. That’s why it’s so important to work with the right remodeling contractor. Who you work with will be one of the most significant deciding factors in how the job turns out—not just in the quality of workmanship, but also in the quality of materials, timeliness, and safety during the job.
Before you sign on with a contractor, ask yourself these five questions.
- Does this remodeling contractor do good work?
Clearly this is the first point of elimination. No matter how much you like someone, you can’t afford to do business with them if their work isn’t up to par. Home remodeling is different than just making repairs.
- What do their customers say about them?
Testimonials on a contractor’s website give you a great sense of confidence in the ability of the company and its employees, but you won’t get the full picture, because obviously, they will only publish great reviews. Look for reviews of the company on neutral platforms like Yelp, Google and Angie’s list. You’ll get a much bigger overview since nobody gets to filter out the bad reviews, if there are any.
- What are this company’s credentials?
Make sure that any remodeling contractor you work with is licensed and insured. It’s also very good idea to find out what kind of certifications they have earned from professional associations. That way you know they are qualified beyond just what they, or their reviewers, have to say.
- Is there enough information about them available to make a decision?
Look for a large number of reviews. If there are only one or two people weighing in, you will get a very limited view, and they will only reflect on a couple of jobs, which probably won’t match yours. If people you know can relate their personal experience, that will also be extremely valuable.
- Do you trust this remodeling contractor?
The answers to the previous questions will give you the information you need to make this decision, and the other resource you have is independent organizations. You should feel safe working with a remodeling contractor before finalizing any agreements, so look for membership in, or certification from, an independent organization that you trust.
These five things will lead you to one company that stands out: TWD In., also known as Todd Whittaker Drywall Inc. You can find us on Angie’s List, Houzz, and any other online directory, with countless 5-star reviews from Phoenix homeowners just like you. TWD is licensed, bonded and insured, and we employ nationally-certified universal-design professionals.
TWD has been in your neighborhood for 20 years helping your friends and neighbors with their home remodeling projects. We have an impressive portfolio on our website, and our customer reviews speak to our level of customer service, quality, design, and company morale. Home remodeling is a big deal, and we want you to feel comfortable knowing that TWD is a company that you can trust with all of your home improvement needs.