Classic Custom Carpentry Inc.
Wesley Chapel Fl, 33545
Phone: 813-484-4095 Robert
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
HOW TO HIRE A CONTRACTOR
When you are searching for someone to do your remodeling project or even looking for someone to fix your car, there are some questions you need to ask and some guidelines to follow.
1) Ask people you know and trust whom they have had do work for them. Referrals are a great way to start.
2) Interview your candidates. Find out how long they have been doing the work you are looking for, how long they have been in business for themselves, are they doing the work or do they use subcontractors, are they insured, ask for references for a job that they are currently working on; one that was finished 3 to 6 months ago; and one that is a year old, ask to see pictures of completed projects, get a detailed estimate for your project.
3) Get a time-line for start and completion of the project. You want to know how long it will take to complete the job and will there be someone on the jobsite everyday.
4) Find out what the payment schedule is. If a contractor asks for money up front, they need to be able to justify the amount.( special order materials, large material orders to get bulk discounts, etc.) The amount of the last payment should be a fair amount.
5) Always compare apples to apples. Knowing what each contractor is giving you and comparing the quotes side by side will help enable you to make the right decision.
1) Get 5 estimates. I know it seems like a lot of work, but its worth it.
2) You can usually throw out the highest and lowest estimate because the highest is inflated and the lowest is either desperation or lack of knowledge on how to bid the job.
3) The middle 3 should be close to each other relative to the amount. These estimates should give you a good idea what the project should actually cost.
4) Look hard at using the contractor that was a referral. If others you know were happy, the chances are great that you will be as well.
At the end of the day you need to chose the person you feel the most comfortable with. The best price is not always the best choice. If you feel real good about the person that is higher in price then you probably should go that route. Sometimes when we think we are saving money when we really aren't. We save up front but pay more on the back end to fix the problems we didn't see. Remember (YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!)
Made in the U.S.A.
The products and companies that manufacture them
here in the USA
Laminate for countertops Wilsonart: TX, NC
Plumbing fixtures Moen: NC, PA
Stainless steel sinks Elkay: NJ
Cabinetry American Woodmark/
Timberlake: WV, GA, KY,
TN, IN, MD
Kraftmaid: OH, UT
Drywall USG: Numerous plants
all over US
Insulation and roofing shingles Owens Corning: Numerous
plants all over US
Doors/Windows/Siding Alsides: OH
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