Home improvement projects can be daunting, especially if you don’t have the necessary skills or experience to do the work yourself. That’s where a home improvement contractor comes into play. A reliable home improvement contractor can help you turn your vision into a reality, while saving you time, money, and frustration. However, choosing the right company is essential to ensure your project runs smoothly, on time, and within budget. Here are some tips for choosing a reliable home improvement contractor.
It’s a different world today, than that of our fathers getting three estimates and rolling the dice on who fit the budget and that they felt the most comfortable with. In today’s digital world with infinite information at our fingertips consumers want real information and answers to their questions. We need to be heard!
The first step is to research home improvement contractors in your area. Start by asking friends, family, or colleagues for referrals. Check out online review sites like Facebook and Google to read reviews from previous customers. Look for contractors who specialize in the type of work you need, whether it’s kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation, or a full home addition. Once you have a list of potential home improvement contractors, social proof them and check their website to see if they have a portfolio of past projects, and to see if they are able to answer your questions. Do they have relevant, up to date content readily available so you can make an informed buying decision?
The next step is to check the contractor’s credentials. Look for home improvement contractors who are licensed and insured. Ask the contractor for a certificate of insurance. Next, check their license, ask them to see it and then check to see that it is valid and active buy checking with the issuer. These steps will protect you from liability in case of accidents or damages during the project.
Once you have put your list of potential contractors together, and conducted the necessary research on each of them, it’s time to decide which home improvement contractor that you think will do the best overall job. At this point, you should schedule a consultation/interview with the contractor of your choice. That way, you will get an even better feel for the contractor who will be responsible for “Transforming the space you live in, to a place you’ll love to be in”. Communication is the key to a successful home transformation. It’s important to have an open and honest conversation, if you don’t understand something, ask for clarification!! and expect the same from the contractor.
Also check said contractors online reviews and testimonials. Do they have a high overall rating? how many reviews is the rating based on? Keep in mind that a reliable contractor should be responsive and communicative each and every step of the way, and that includes the initial phone call. Make sure the contractor is willing to answer all of your questions with patience and understanding. More importantly!! are they listening to you?
For more information about our home improvement services, questions about our design and build services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island please contact us today “Clicking Here”. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 18 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it. In fact, our company’s core values are Own It, Teamwork, Client Commitment, Self Improvement, Transparency, Passion, and Integrity.