Don’t trust just any Chuck in a Truck with your most valuable asset! Here’s why choosing a professional contractor for your home improvement project is the way to go:
Proper Licensing and Insurance – Chuck most likely doesn’t have proper licensing and insurance; this leaves the homeowner liable for any damage to the home along with being legally responsible for any workers injured on the property. Be sure to check license and insurance before hiring anyone to do work on your home!
Contract – Any legitimate contractor knows a contract is important for both himself and the homeowner alike. Contracts should include detailed description of work to be done, permits, a payment plan, and estimated start date along with warranties. If Chuck isn’t willing to put the work in writing he isn’t the best choice for your home improvement project!
Cash Flow – We’ve heard horror stories from our customers about Chuck running off with their money and never finishing (or starting!) the job. It’s a big red flag If you’re asked to pay more than 10% down on your home project before work has been started – it shows the lack of cash flow and financial stability. Here at CFH we don’t ask for a penny down until the job is completed to your satisfaction.
Equipment – Working on home improvement projects out of the back of a pick-up truck likely means Chuck doesn’t have the adequate equipment to get the job done in a timely manner.
Proven Track Record – Check the contractor’s website, reviews and background information! Choose someone who has been in the industry for a long time and will expectantly be around in the future should any problems arise with you home.
Your home deserves only the best so be sure to leave it to a professional!