The Risks of Hiring an Unknown Contractor

If you have ever been tempted to use a contractor who seemed to have appeared out of nowhere or didn’t seem to have any sort of track record in the local area, you would probably want to reconsider after talking to a few people who did take that chance and later regretted it.

It’s common to see these fly-by-night contractors offering amazingly low prices. They are counting on the fact that you will be so focused on the possibility of getting such a good deal that you will forget about using caution and being as diligent about asking questions and doing your research as you normally would.

Deep down, you likely have a nagging feeling that something isn’t right. After all, the old saying is usually right: it something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But against your better judgment, you decide to take a chance.

There are a whole range of bad things that can happen when you risk leaving your home improvement project in the hands of an unknown contractor. Frequently, they will just take your money and disappear. Sometimes, they may actually stick around and do some work, but they will likely cut corners and do a sub-par job. Perhaps worst of all, there’s a good chance the contractor is unlicensed and uninsured. They may also not know or care about local regulations or safety codes. You may end up with work that doesn’t meet code—meaning you could have all sorts of issues with your local municipality. Even worse, the work that is performed may create a safety hazard for you and your family.

When selecting a home improvement contractor, you should always choose someone who has a positive reputation in the area and is well established. Ask around, and find a contractor who has many satisfied customers.

At RW Remodeling, we are proud to have earned a strong reputation in the area for doing high-quality work, on time and within budget. Contact us to discuss your Arizona home improvement project.

Scott Wallace Scott Wallace (755 Posts)

Scott Wallace has a passion for design and architecture. He founded Habitat Renovations as an offshoot of his two furniture store businesses, Thingz Contemporary Living and Boulevard Urban Living, with the goal of providing a broader range of design and construction services to his clientele. Scott and his wife Susie have been serving homeowners in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for 15 years. Habitat Renovations merged with Republic West Remodeling in January of 2019.


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