Choosing the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make so it’s worthwhile to prepare yourself properly. After all it could make all the difference between having a wonderful and fulfilling experience or one that’s a total nightmare!
RESTOR is a full service general contractor specializing in commercial and residential properties. Start with your friends and family- You can also talk with a building inspector, who’ll know which contractors routinely meet code requirements.
Once you’ve assembled a list, we at Restor recommend that you make a quick call to each of your prospects and ask them the following questions:
- Do they take on projects of your size?
- Can they give you a list of previous clients?
- How many other projects would they have going at the same time?
- How long have they worked with their subcontractors?
A contractor should be able to answer your questions satisfactorily and in a manner that puts you at ease. Check in with your state’s consumer protection agency and your local Better Business Bureau to make sure contractors don’t have a history of disputes with clients or subcontractors.
Now that you’ve narrowed your list, put your research to use, call up two or more clients to find how their project went and ask to see the finished product. Throw out the lowball bid! This contractor is probably cutting corners, or worse desperate for work, hardly an encouraging sign in a healthy economy.
Beyond technical competence, comfort should play an equal or greater role in your decision. The single most important factor in choosing a contractor is how well you and he communicate. All things being equal, it’s better to spend more and get someone you’re comfortable with!
Give our expert team a call at 844.4RESTOR for all your restoration needs! We provide full-service repair, restoration, and re-models for water damage, storm damage, hail damage, mold damage, and fire damage restoration. Our local Indianapolis restoration team can be reached at 317-644-0099.