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3 Qualities to Look For in a General Contractor August 1, 2018

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3 Qualities to Look For in a General Contractor, Franklin, Ohio

Are you renovating your home or designing the layout of a new build? If so, finding a trustworthy general contractor is among the biggest decisions you need to make to ensure your project is a success. Seek out a candidate with these telling traits to get the most for your money.

3 Signs of a Reliable General Contractor

1. History of Solid Work in the Industry

general contractorNothing speaks louder than solid reviews when it comes to locating your general contractor. If you’re taking referrals from friends, still check to ensure that the general contractor you’re considering has positive reviews and a positive rating with the Better Business Bureau®. Also, consider what you’re hiring them for. If you’re hiring your general contractor as a siding contractor or for a roofing job, be sure that they have experience in that type of construction. 

2. Licensed, Bonded, & Insured

This factor likely matters the most when it comes to selecting a general contractor. Be sure to check that they have a current license. The Ohio Department of Commerce hosts a site where you can look up your general contractor to ensure that their license is current. If they don’t have a current license, don’t work with them. Otherwise, if their work is faulty, you will have little recourse in a court of law. 

3. Complete Project Plan, Including Pricing

Be sure before a general contractor begins any work that you have both agreed on what they will be responsible for, on what timeline, and how much you will be paying. Without this in place, you risk a contractor taking too long to complete a project—and possibly at a price you didn’t expect. 


If you’re looking for an experienced and trustworthy contractor, it can help to speak with a professional with a solid reputation in the industry. CL Siding & Construction has specialized in providing their Newark, OH, clients with unique designs for years. They are a family-owned and -operated company that prides itself on getting the job done to your specifications. Speak with any of their licensed general contractors today by calling them at (740) 323-1406 or visit their website for more information.  

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