Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Finding a Reliable Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

How to Find a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor that You Can Count On

By Mark J. Donovan

If you’re planning a kitchen remodeling project and you don’t want to get taken for an emotional and economical ride, it’s imperative that you hire a kitchen remodeling contractor that is truly professional and ethical. Here’s how you screen for a reliable kitchen remodeling contractor.
Make sure any kitchen remodeling contractor you interview is a licensed contractor in the state you live in, and confirm that they have proper insurance. Second, check with your local better business bureau or local consumer protection agency to see if there are any issues with the prospective kitchen remodeling contractor. They should also be able to confirm that the contract is indeed properly licensed in the state. Alternatively you can use a national contractor screening company to find qualified kitchen remodeling contractors in your local area. These types of companies have large national databases of contractors that they have screened for licensing, insurance and consistent quality work.
Lastly interview multiple kitchen remodeling contractors for your project and make sure to check prospective contractors’ references. Ideally you should check 3 or 4 references for each contractor.
There are certainly both good and bad kitchen remodeling contractors out there. You just need to do your homework to make sure you find the right ones that are professional, skilled and easy to work with to achieve your new kitchen.
My Kitchen Remodeling Bid Sheet can also help in finding the right kitchen remodeling contractor. The kitchen remodeling bid sheet is effectively a hiring guide questionnaire that you present to prospective kitchen remodeling contractors to fill out. With the questionnaire you can compare completed questionnaires / bids between prospective kitchen remodeling contractors to get an apples to apples comparison.

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