How to Interview a Phoenix Home Remodeling Company
When you have decided it is time to remodel your home or a section of your home, one of the toughest decisions you will make is who to hire. You want someone who is trustworthy, someone who is experienced and has good reviews, someone that will take time with you and someone who values quality of service and product.
The first thing most of us do is make a list of all the people we know who have done remodeling. If we don’t know anyone, we use Google to find contractors in the area. Well, in Phoenix alone a Google search pulls up about 3 million results, so what then? This process will take time, but research and call around to at least five different companies to choose the right Phoenix home remodeling company.
How to interview a Phoenix home remodeling company?
- Ask questions – Before you even begin calling, make a list of all the questions and concerns you have. Try to come up with at least five open ended questions and five yes or no questions. They can be anything from, “Are your technicians background checked?” to “How many remodeling projects have you done?” The person on the other end should be able to answer all your questions, or at least make a concerted effort. Make notes and do not rule anyone out right away; you may not like their personality, but they might do an incredible job.
- Have them to your home – It is very difficult for a contractor to understand what you want over the phone, so have them out to take a look. We always recommend that all decision makers are present so that you can get a better feel and make a unified decision. It also helps to have more sets of ears to take in what you might miss and maybe hear things differently. For example, some people tend to make decisions based on logic while others tend to make decisions based on relation and emotion. If you have everyone present you can get a better understanding of a company personally and professionally.
- Remember that you come first – Most of the time people go into a project knowing what they want to fix in their home. Make a list of those things and have them on hand when speaking to a Phoenix home remodeling company. Make sure that the company can make those changes for you. Also, some contractors may have the attitude that since they are the professional, they know what is best. Make sure they aren’t belittling your ideas or pushing you in other directions. A company will most likely have a better understanding of remodeling and may have suggestions to help you get what you want. Be open and flexible to these ideas, but don’t do anything you aren’t comfortable with.
- You want to feel comfortable in your decision – When you hire a remodeling company or contractor they are going to be spending a lot time in your home. Make sure you feel comfortable with them being there even when you aren’t present. Also, make sure you are comfortable with the cost of the remodel and the initial plan. If you have any questions or concerns, you should feel comfortable bringing them up and the company should take the time to explain or revise any of these concerns.
Remodeling your home is a big project; it is something that you will hopefully live with for a very long time. Make sure you find a Phoenix home remodeling company that will give you your desired results and take care of you every step of the way.