Things to Consider When Hiring a Contractor

Selecting a contractor is a very crucial decision. It can change the entire course of your remodel. Hiring the right contractor will ensure that your home is taken care of in a professional manner. Hiring the wrong contractor can be a complete nightmare. Take a look at our top four tips to make sure that the contractor you are thinking about hiring is right for the job.

  1. Experience is important. Try finding a more seasoned contractor to handle your project. Having experience means that they are able to approach a wider array of situations in a calm and collective manner. They will be able to deal with both the good and the bad that comes with any construction job. Someone with more experience will most likely have better connections for labor and resources. This is sure to help your renovation flow more smoothly than someone who is still trying to form these connections.
  2. Communication is key. It is very important to have a contractor that is easy to communicate with. You want to be able to tell them exactly what you envision for your home. You should feel comfortable enough with your contractor to tell them about any concerns that you may have along the way. It is also important that you are able to ask questions and make suggestions. A good contractor should be easy to get a hold of and respond to you in a timely manner. Don’t be afraid to ask for updates and information because after all, it is your home.
  1. Always read reviews. Many contractors are on websites that allow their previous customers to leave reviews and feedback. This tool is extremely helpful because it gives you a run down of other experiences with a certain contractor. A contractor with mostly positive reviews is probably going to be able to provide a much better experience than one with mostly negative reviews. Streamline Construction is proud to say that we have a five star rating on houzz. Our previous clients have been extremely satisfied with the work that we have done for them over the years.
  2. Meet face to face. A gut instinct and a first impression are very helpful when trying to get a feel for someone. Meeting a potential contractor in person is a great way to get some insight on how they operate their business. You want someone who is able to carry themselves in a professional way while still being responsive and understanding to you and your needs. Our company offers free consultations for this very reason. We find it very important for customers and contractors to feel comfortable with one another before beginning a big project.

If you would like meet our owner and contractor for an free consultation, contact Streamline Construction at  800-965-9728. During this time you can get information on pricing and project ideas, along with getting answers to any questions that you may have. To see pictures of our previous projects, be sure to visit us on Instagram and houzz. For more blog posts, you can visit our Streamline Construction website. We look forward to working with you.