Considerations for Hiring a Phoenix Home Remodeling Contractor (Part 2 of 4)
This blog post is the second of a 4-part series that will describe how to hire a Phoenix home remodeling contractor.
Do your research
A successful project requires significant upfront work before you sign on the dotted line. At a minimum, make sure you:
1. Check zoning, HOA and other regulatory and legal requirements for your project. Contact your local building department to determine if a licensed professional and/or permit is required for your project
2. Make a list of potential contractors. With your project and budget defined on paper, start exploring remodeling contractors who could perform the work. You want to consider many options at this stage of your project. Get referrals from material suppliers, trade associations, neighbors, friends and family.
3. Conduct a preliminary background check. For each remodeling contractor on your list, verify license status and license standing history with the appropriate licensing board. Check the contractors out on services like Angie’s List. Look at neighborhood job site signs to inspect local projects.
Visit each remodeling contractor’s web site and learn all you can about their qualifications and the services they provide. How long have they been in business and what accomplishments have they made in their industry? See if they’re a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the only trade association solely representing the remodeling industry.
Also, check the Better Business Bureau for complaints. The National Registrar of Contractors is another source, as well as other local regulatory agencies.
For more information about hiring a Phoenix home contactor, contact Republic West.