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What to Look For in a Good Contractor

To hire or not to hire? When it comes to your upcoming construction project, a lot is at stake to ensure it’s done right. That’s why one of the most important decisions you can make is securing the right contractor — who plays a fundamental role in the success of your project.

Here are six signs that you are working with a good contractor:

1 – Provides all the necessary paperwork you request

A good contractor understands the importance of trust and will willingly provide references, licenses and proof of insurance upon request. The contractor will also obtain the required permits and inspections to ensure that your project is completed according to industry standards and the applicable building codes.

2 – Provides a written estimate

Your contractor should provide you with a detailed, written estimate that describes the scope of the project including the costs of labor and supplies. This written estimate will help your project go smoothly and minimize the chance you’ll be faced with unexpected costs.

3 – Doesn’t ask for full payment up front

Good contractors typically only ask for a percentage of money up front. They don’t require the full payment until the project has been completed.

4 – Honors contractual agreements

A trustworthy contractor will rely on the contract and use only the materials and supplies that are written in the contract. If those materials are unavailable for some reason, a good contractor will contact you to find a suitable replacement. They will not attempt to substitute lower-quality goods without your approval.

5 – Respectful of your property and schedule

You know you have a good contractor if he or she is respectful of the property and any rules you’ve established. They will abide by your requests for workspace and time, including the hours they work, where they should go to the bathroom, and how much they need to clean up after themselves each day.

6 – Communicates frequently

Good contractors understand the need to communicate regularly and are willing to answer any questions you have about the project. If an unexpected issue arises, they will contact you immediately and discuss the options.

If you’ve got a home improvement project, count on Hunt Construction to do the best job for you. Our team of professionals offer a wide range of customizable services, handled with expertise and care. We take pride in working closely with our clients to ensure we not only meet — but exceed — their expectations. For more information and a free quote, give us a call today.

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