If you’re going to spend tens of thousands of dollars renovating your home, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re getting the quality renovation you deserve. To achieve this, you’ll need to make sure that you’re hiring the best contractor for the job.
Here are a few key characteristics that make a great contractor:
A great contractor
has a plan
For projects to happen on time, on budget, and to your liking, your contractor needs to have a plan in place.
The plan needs to be laid out clearly and each step in the process needs to be openly shared with the homeowner.
Ferruzzo’s pre-construction plan is eight steps long — have a look!
- Initial Inquiry
- Evaluation of Request
- Site Visit
- Planning Budget
- Site Measure & Retainer
- Presentation Day
- Scope of Work
For a full outline of each step, click to read our blog, “How To Prepare A Great Home Renovation”.
A great contractor is
honest about timelines and costs
If a contractor says they can start a large project in a week and promises that they can deliver extraordinary results with a limited budget, buyer beware!
As the saying goes, “If it’s too good to be true, that’s because it probably is!”
Permits can take months to obtain and those can only be applied for after the initial meetings have taken place, plans have been agreed upon, and a budget has been established.
The team at Ferruzzo is known for being honest about budgets and timelines. Being upfront about these realities prevents disappointment down the road.
A great contractor
When you share your plan with your contractor, they should listen.
When timelines and budgets are established, they should be respected.
When hiccups happen, solutions should be provided.
When you hire a great contractor, they should provide you with expert advice.
These are just some of the ways that a contractor can, and should, build trust with their clientele.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you have.
If you are looking for more ways to find a qualified contractor, download our FREE guide, “Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Your Home Renovation”.