• 10 Tips for Choosing a Reliable Contractor

    You've done your homework, and you're ready to get started on that next big project. Now it's time to call the contractor. Here are a few tips from Handyman Connection that'll help you find a reputable, reliable handyman to perform the work.

    1  Insist that contractors provide written estimates on company letterhead.
    2  Ask contractors to provide written guarantees.
    3  Find someone else if a contractor insists on cash payment.
    4  Are the contractor's licenses and registrations valid?
    5  Did the contractor offer you a legitimate business card?
    6  Ask for proof of third-party property and injury insurance.
    7  Are the contractor and any related trades persons bonded?
    8  Check to see if the contractor is registered with the Better Business Bureau.
    9  Ask for proof of membership in local Home Builders Associations or chambers of Commerce.
    10  How long has the contractor been in business and can he/she provide references from previous customers?

    Asking a contractor the right types of questions will immediately let you know if that contractor is on the level, and a reputable trades person will never resent you for asking.

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