General Remodeling Contractor
Whether you’re planning a renovation project because you want to build equity in your home or considering the benefits of green remodeling, you’ll need the right general remodeling contractor for the job. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy to find. Many construction companies offer up their services with claims of quality work and superior value without actually having the track record to back it all up, and their clients find out the hard way that they haven’t done enough research to recognize the good from the bad before the damage has been done.
Any custom home builder or home remodeling contractor you’re considering should be able to provide you with a few basic essentials including insurance certificates and all business licenses required by the city and the state. Ideally, they’ll also have designations from professional associations and certifications from ongoing education. While you’re checking out the hard facts, make sure they have a permanent mailing address and good contact numbers.
What’s the Word?
Having a business referral for any general remodeling contractor is essential. Referrals will be able to give you a feel for the quality of their work, their business practices, and even how easy they are to work with. The most trustworthy general contractors will have established their reputations in the area, as well. After all, the more well known they are, the more likely you are to have chosen a good company that will handle your project properly. The top construction companies will be able to provide you with a list of their construction jobs so that you can do a little digging of your own, and reaching out to homeowners to get their opinions or arranging an opportunity to take a closer look at their finished work can really help you make a firm decision.
Check Your Paper
When you’ve chosen your contractor, make sure that you check over your contract well before you actually sign it.
There are specific things you’ll definitely want to make sure are present so that you can feel secure in your choice, including:
- Pricing and a schedule of payment
- A detailed list of the work involved in the project
- A site plan
- A timeline for each task
- A warranty for the work
- A waiver of lien to protect you from the risk of a lien being put on your home in the event that the contractor does not pay his sub-contractors or suppliers
- A dispute resolution clause
- A change order clause
When it comes to putting your home in someone else’s hands, make sure you’ve chosen wisely! Give the knowledgeable team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., a call today!