A content repository of Articles, eBooks and Whitepapers


Submission Guidelines

Publishing Guidelines

Most Read Items

Most Downloaded Items

Terms of Services

Contact Us

About Us

Privacy Policy


Directory of Authors

 Rusbiz Services


- B2B Portal

- E-commerce

- Web Marketing

- Web Design Packages


Market Research

E-catalog Management

Advertise with Us

Rusbiz Ezine

Receive our ezine for free and get tips & advice on ebusiness


Home  l  Home Improvement

How Do You Find A Reputable Contractor For
Your Home Renovation Project?

Submitted by Rusbiz Librarian  l August 02 2006  l  Viewings: 4767

By Bill Prudehome

You have decided on a home renovation or remodel project and for whatever reasons, you are not prepared to undertake the construction on your own. You now have to enter the realm of the unknown and identify a reputable contractor.

Identifying contractors is relatively easy, classified sections of major and local newspapers and the yellow pages will yield hundreds of names. However, finding a reputable contractor, someone that you can trust to complete the project according to the schedule, within the budget, work safely and provide a quality finished project may be a lot harder.

There are some obvious ways to try to identify reputable contractors:

  • Talk to your neighbors, it is usually quite obvious if someone has had a contractor work for them recently you have seen the contractors trucks parked on the street and driveways.
  • If you have a local hardware store, not a big box retailer, talk to the owner and ask if he can supply some recommendations. He wants your future business so it is unlikely that he will recommend someone that he knows is not reputable.
  • The big box retailers such as Home Depot and Lowes provide contractor services for most home renovation and remodel projects, from installing wall to wall carpeting, kitchen and bathroom fixtures and cabinets to roofing and everything in between. The services are sub-contracted to local contractors who must pass certain requirements with respect to licensing and insurance. Your contract is with the big box retailer, who has a long-term vested interest in making sure you are a satisfied customer, not the sub-contractor. Usually the big box retailers are somewhat more expensive than a non affiliated contractor, primarily because there are two levels of profit, the contractor and the retailer.
  • If it is a major project you can ask your bank manager. Bankers are always lending funds for home renovation and remodel projects and they will be aware of problem contractors.

For more detailed information on finding and qualifying a contractor click on the links following this article.

To learn more about selecting a contractor: Selecting a Contractor

Test Your Skills at: Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor

Test Your Skills at:
Avoiding a Home Repair Nightmare

Article source: http://library.rusbiz.com

Rate It:    

Rating: 0.00 Votes: 0

Most Popular: The Impact Trainings- An Objective Review...What Is Going On In Salt Lake City, Utah?

Related Articles:

Home Builders and Remodelers "Sure We Guarantee Our Work" (...Sort of)
Home Builders and Remodelers 7 Steps for Getting GREAT Testimonials Everytime!
Contractor And Home Builder Shows: The Power Of Advertising
The Seven Worst Types of Employers From the View of Employers of IT Contractors
Tips to Ensure You Get the Right Home Improvement Contractor
5 Questions to ask Yourself Before Deciding to be an Owner/Builder
Outdoor Living Spaces Extend Your Livable Space And Delight The Senses
Practicing Safety In Home Improvement
Fertilizing Your Lawn for a Beautiful Landscape
Ideas and Tips for Small Kitchen Remodeling