Warning Signs of Home Improvement Contractors to Avoid

home improvement contractorsIf you are looking to hire a contractor to help with your home improvement project, you are probably nervous about making sure you find someone reputable—so you can avoid getting ripped off or disappointed.

It can be intimidating to try and figure out how to weed out the shady or unprofessional contractors, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience hiring home improvement professionals. But there are some clues that can be an immediate tipoff of a contractor you would probably want to avoid.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry shares some warning signs:

  • You are pressured to sign a contract or hand over money immediately, before you are ready.
  • The contractor is evasive about the status of their licensing and insurance or refuses to provide any verification or proof.
  • You cannot find any information about the contractor with the local Better Business Bureau or other organizations.
  • The contractor seems to have no track record in the area.
  • They seem annoyed by your questions and don’t answer your calls or always seem in a rush to get you off the phone.

We know you are probably nervous about choosing a contractor, and we want to be sure you are comfortable with your decision so we will do everything in our power to alleviate your anxiety. We are happy to take the time to answer all of your questions, and believe good communication is essential. In addition, we encourage you to ask around—we’re very proud of our reputation, and would be glad to provide examples of our recent projects.

Contact us today to discuss your project.

Jim Weisman (645 Posts)

Jim Weisman founded RW Remodeling in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995. Jim’s strong belief in the importance of ethical standards, honest communication and quality work make RW Remodeling a unique home remodeling company. For more than 19 years, Jim Weisman and his team have been proudly delivering what their customers want; their dream home.