31 Oct What to Look For When Selecting a Home Renovation Company
What to Look For When Selecting a Home Renovation Company
Congratulations on making the decision to renovate! While renovating can be a timely and expensive process, it is worth it! Not only do renovations add to the overall value of your home, they also improve your overall comfort and functionality as well as have the potential to lower your home energy costs.
So, what do you look for when hiring a renovation company?
Like any major purchase, you probably want to ask for referrals. Referrals are a great starting point. Ask your friends, your family, your neighbors, and your neighbor’s neighbors. Anyone you know that has been through a home renovation will have great insight on what to look for as you begin the contractor hiring process.
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Next, make a short list of candidates. We recommend determining your top three to five choices. Set up a coffee meeting with them and have your questions ready!
Must-ask questions include:
- What is your business history? How long have you been in business and have you worked on projects similar to this before?
- Do you carry insurance for your employees? Do you have liability insurance?
- Who will be at the site? How will it be supervised? What is your communication process with clients?
- What would the timeline be for a project such as this?
- What is the projected cost? What is the expected payment schedule?
- When can I expect a formalized contract?
As the interviews progress, you will get a good feel of who you want to hire for your project. But before you sign on the dotted line, ask to see some of the contractor’s previous work. Ask for references and call former customers. This will be telling as to whether or not you have made the right choice!
After your decision has been made, make sure you get everything (absolutely everything!) in writing. If your contractor is not willing to provide a detailed contract that includes project timelines and costs, do not proceed.
While each company is different, this should give you a great starting point as you begin the home renovation process. Remember, ask for referrals and trust your gut! Take your time in the decision-making process. This is a major undertaking and should not be rushed.
Good luck and feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions!
At Kon-strux Developments, we pride ourselves on the work we do and the relationships we have with our clients. We have extensive experience in project management, interior design, custom renovations and construction builds. Our BuilderTrend Software allows our clients to track payments, view documents and images, see schedule and budget as well as approve any items that require sign-off. Everything we do ensures our clients have a seamless experience with their renovation or build project.
Our expert team is not only insured and certified, but also reputable with programs including BILD, Better Business Bureau, Alberta New Home Warranty Program and more!
If you’re looking for a company with award-winning service and design for your next project, look no further. Give us a call today at 403-769-1440 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get started!