Finding home remodeling contractors is no easy task. Even more difficult is finding a company that will treat you right and put your needs before their own. How do you know what questions to ask?
Whether you’re looking to do a bathroom remodel or a kitchen makeover, it’s important that you get matched with the right general contractor.
We’re here to help with some tips and tricks so that you can find the best home remodeling contractors near you.
The best contractors make themselves easy to find. Look to Google for recommendations and reviews of the work that they’ve done and customers’ opinions of the company. Don’t forget to ask families and friends as well. Most likely they’ll be several individuals you know who have worked with a local remodeling contractor.
- Find reviews and recommendations online
- Ask friends and family for recommendations
- Look for a company that is willing to show you reviews and pictures of the work they’ve done
Researching Construction Companies
When researching renovation and remodeling companies, here are a few questions that you should ask:
- Do they have a high-quality website?
- Is there a Google listing for this business?
- Have then in business for a long time?
If a company fits these criteria, you can be sure that they have worked hard to build their business and their reputation. It might not always mean that they’re the right contractor for you, but it’s a great place to start.
Compare Your Options
After you’ve found a few different renovation companies that you’d be willing to work with, compare the work they’ve done. If a contractor you’re looking at has already done great work on similar projects that you’re looking for, that’s going to help put your mind at ease. Whether that project is a kitchen remodel, a total home renovation, or a bathroom remodel, you won’t have to worry if they’ve already done the job at least once before.
Most reputable construction companies, especially those in the home industry, are going to offer galleries on their website that highlights some of their best work. You can find our gallery here.
Get a Few Different Bids
After you’ve narrowed your list down a bit and decided on who you might think is qualified, you can start collecting estimates. Every company is going to estimate cost slightly different, but you should always be given a high and a low bid from a company. If you choose some of the cheaper options, you’d be able to save some money, and if you choose the most expensive materials, it might run slightly more expensive.
When you’ve found a contractor that’s willing to get the job done the way you want it within the time frame you have and for the right price, you’ll be ready to start your final review of the company.
Before you sign on any dotted lines, you’ll want to consider reaching out to some prior clients that have worked with the same company. Doing this will give you a few different things.
- Are they on time?
- Do they honor their estimates?
- Do they provide quality customer service?
Each of these questions should help you work through a final review that will help to assure you of who you’re hiring. If the project you’re looking to complete is as simple as a kitchen remodel or a flooring job, then you might not find this step necessary. But, if you’re doing a facelift on the majority of your house and you’ll be working with the same company for a few months, then you’ll want to be sure of what you’re getting into.
If you’re looking for a remodeling contractor that puts customer service first, then we’d love to hear from you. At WISA, we serve the greater Washington DC area proudly. We’ve worked hard for a 5-star reputation. Reach out to us today for a free estimate. We back all of our jobs with the WISA Pledge. If anything goes wrong with the work we’ve done, we’ll make it right.