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How to Find a Good General Contractor Choosing a suitable general contractor usually comes with a lot of concerns. Because, one, we of course want to find someone most capable for the job and two, we want someone whose fee we can afford. But nothing comes easy, even general contractors, so you will have to search high and low for a contractor who meets your requirements and budget. In your search, you will most likely meet the following types of contractor: One who give you the best price but the work is subpar and the other one whose work is first class but will charge you a kidney or two. But there are a few unicorns out there who can give you the best value for money. Here are a few tips in choosing a suitable general contractor: Make a list of general contractors you’re considering.
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You can start by asking friends or colleagues for recommendations. If your friend has hired a general contractor and he’s happy with the results, he will likely tell you about it. You may ask for recommendations from supply stores around your town or you may direct your search online for reputable contractors.
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Check the qualifications of everyone on the list. You should expect them to have a general contractors license and insurance policy. You can arrange a meeting to ask a few questions regarding their availability and if they can do the job requirements. At this point, you can request for past customers they have worked with that can put in a testimony for them. A good idea would be to ask the contractor’s references if you can see the contractor’s work. By visiting, you can examine the results closely and if they are good enough for you. You can always ask over the phone for a feedback but would you be able to verify if it was, in fact, a customer? Often times, the contractor will have worked on his house, so don’t be shy to ask if you can come visit. He’ll probably want to show off his hard work if it turned out great. Request for a quote. Though the price is one major factor, you should think about the other criteria first before taking on the lowest offer. Most of general contractors who have just gone into this of work usually offers lower prices so they can build their portfolio. Of course, even the best of the contractors today have started like that, but it is still not recommended to hire an unseasoned contractor for major projects. Or maybe the reason why they have low offers is because they don’t have a good reputation in the industry. What I’m saying is that price, while very important, should not be the deciding factor.