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 reputation is something that sticks with a contractor for years. It takes years of reliable work, many satisfied customers, and enduring relationships with suppliers to build up a good reputation. Good contractors are willing to share their reputation with future clients.
The best contractors have many references, have testimonials from past customers with projects like yours, and exhibit a history of pleasing customers and completing jobs in a satisfactory manner. A printed list of references should always be available upon request. At Beach House Miracles, we have asked many of our clients in advance if they are willing to be contacted, and many other contractors do the same.
Additionally, the reference list should include other local professionals, such as realtors and property managers, whose own reputation is on the line with a reference. Our reference list consists of the client’s first name and an email address to protect the client’s privacy. Our professional references provide more information.
If you are hiring a contractor, make sure you know who you are working with and that they can deliver quality services to fit your needs. Researching their reputation is a great place to start.