BHM News

Communication with the Homeowner

The success of a project can hinge on the communication skills of everyone involved. The good contractor understands the value and importance of clear communication. They should value your questions and practice clear communication. Furthermore, a good contractor...

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Reputation Matters

If you have never done a major home renovation or don’t have an established relationship with a contractor, finding the right one can seem like a daunting task. However, a contractor’s reputation can be a good indicator when deciding if he or she is a good fit. A...

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Avoiding Risk with Contractors

Hiring a contractor to work on your home is an investment, but it is not without risk. Good contractors pay attention to the details of your needs and guarantee the quality of their work. Both of these qualities should be evident in their project price estimate and...

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Does Your Project Require a Permit?

Not all home improvement projects require a permit, but many do. Whenever there is mechanical, electrical, plumbing or structural work being done, a permit is great protection for the owner.  Getting a permit allows you to have a third-party inspect your property and...

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Why You Should Get Several Bids and Compare Prices

All contractors understand how important price is for consumers. You should always seek bids from multiple contractors, but only considering price overlooks other factors that should affect your decision. For you to be able to compare price, all the bids must be for...

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“Insured” – What Does It Mean For You?

When a contractor says they’re insured, it means they are covered for liability purposes. In other words, if they damage your home by fire, breaking a water pipe, or even hitting underground lines – they are insured for the damage they caused. If you or someone else...

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What Does It Mean to Be a Licensed Contractor?

“Are you a licensed contractor?” Consumers searching for contractors often hear, “Make sure your contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured.” However, getting licensed often has bonding or insurance requirements, meaning consumers generally only need to make sure...

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