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  • Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Remodeling Contractor

     

    Source: National Association of Home Builders View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. (NAHB)

    How do you weed out shady contractors and find the best professional remodelers? Be sure to ask these questions when interviewing candidates for your remodeling job:

    • Do you have General Liability Insurance?
    • Do you carry worker's compensation insurance?
    • Will you provide me with a written lien waiver?
    • Are you a member of NAHB Remodelers? View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites.
    • Will you obtain all the required building permits?
    • Do you guarantee your work?
    • Who will be in charge of the job?
    • Have you or your company been a party to any construction-related litigation within the past five years?
    • Will you provide me with written references or contact information of previous customers?
    • What percentage of your business is repeat or referral business?
    • How many projects like mine have you completed in the last year?
    • How will you protect my home? What about protecting my children and pets?
    • How is cleanup handled?

     

     

    Last Updated: 5-2-2013