You’ve finally decided to get started on a large renovation project for your home! Yay, how exciting! Now what?!? Here are some things to consider when hiring a contractor.
- Licensing. Does the contractor hold a license? If so, is it a state certified license or is it a handy man license through a specific county? Among other things, a state certified licensee is required to have a certain level of schooling, pass a comprehensive exam, do continuing education, and have references which helps determine the competency of the contractor. Hire an unlicensed contractor at your own risk!
- Referrals. Can the contractor provide a list of referrals of some of their recent projects? Better yet, can they take you to some of their recently completed projects to show you the quality of work that they perform? Renovations can be stressful and so you want a contractor that makes the project as smooth as possible. If you can get a positive review from someone you trust regarding a contractor, that is a contractor worth exploring! Ask them for feedback on the contractor’s quality of work, communication, reliability, trustworthiness, and whatever else may be important to you!
- Proposals. Can the contractor get you a proposal? Is it written? Can they get it to you within a reasonable amount of time, 2-3 weeks? What is inside the proposal? Does it specifically say what is included and what is not included? Are payment terms included? Are they asking for 100% of the money upfront or is there a schedule of draws as work is completed? Are there timelines for project completion included? The more details included in the proposal, the less uncertainty and fewer surprises after the project is moving!
- Timeline. When can the contractor get started on the project? If it’s tomorrow or next week, that may be a red flag. Most quality contractors are several weeks or months out. Someone that says they can start on your project immediately may have cash flow issues that you don’t want to get involved in!
At Revive Properties LLC, we make renovations painless for you! We strive for excellence in everything we do. We provide exceptional customer service by extensive, regular, and professional communication with every client. We provide high quality work by using an experienced team of subcontractors, appropriate materials, and realistic timelines. We take pride in every single project we take on from start to finish. Our reputation is based on customer satisfaction and we have the reviews to prove it.
Check out our Testimonials page for actual client reviews. Contact us to set up an appointment to take a look at your potential project. We look forward to working with you! Serving Okaloosa and Walton County, Florida.