July 15, 2015
Everyday, I am asked the following question: How do I choose a Contractor to update, remodel, or repair my home? In my opinion, the following are the characteristics I would look for:
1) General Liability Insurance with at least $1,000,000 in coverage. Please remember to obtain as copy of the insurance certificate and call the Insurance Agent to verify status.
2) A copy of the General Contractors or Contractors Drivers License
3) References , at least 3 with pictures of actual work performed by the General Contractor or Contractor
4) If a Licensed Trade, like an Electrician or Plumber, please verify License Status with the State
And never ever pay for the job upfront. Depending on the job, at most pay 40% upfront and please mandate that the Contractor work on a draw monetary schedule. For example, 40% to start the job, 30% when the job is 60% complete and the rest or other 40% when the job is complete.
Thank you and GOD BLESS
Houston Remodeling Contractors