Hiring someone to work in or around your home is a big decision. Certain home improvement projects shouldn’t be a DIY job, so it’s inevitable that you’ll need to hire a contractor at one point or another. Instead of looking for the contractor with the lowest prices or just hiring the first person you find on Google, keep these things in mind to ensure you hire the right contractor.
A reputable contractor should be licensed to work in the field and have insurance to cover them in the event of an accident on the job. If a contractor is not licensed or insured, take them off the list of potential candidates.
A contractor should have plenty of work samples to show you similar projects they’ve completed. Ask to view their portfolio and try to find someone who’s work you truly love! Keep in mind the contractor has to follow the requests of the client, so you’re looking more at the quality and type of work pictured than the aesthetic details.
The internet is a powerful tool! Look for customer reviews online for the contractor you’re considering hiring for the job. If they have reviews that are negative, it’s best to steer clear. Look for someone that has plenty of positive reviews from happy customers. You can also ask the contractor for a list of references to contact to ask more specific questions of their quality of work.
Hiring a local contractor instead of a large company is guaranteed to provide quicker, more affordable, and better-quality results. Local contractors take pride and care into every job they do because their reputation in the community can have a big impact on their business. It’s a great feeling to know you’re supporting someone who really cares for the local community too!
If you find a contractor you immediately feel comfortable with, stick with! The same can be said for a contractor you feel uneasy with too. If your instinct is strongly telling you not to work with someone even though everything looks good on paper, it’s best to keep looking. Once you find a contractor that you mesh well with it will be easier to communicate your wants and needs as the project happens.
If you’re in the Albany area and need to find a great contractor for your home improvement project, contact Bennett Contracting today. Our reputation, references, and high-quality work speaks for itself! We pride ourselves on giving each customer exactly what they want in a quick, affordable, and efficient way. Call today to schedule your consultation with Bennett Contracting!