When you have a remodeling or home addition project in the works, it's essential that you choose the right general contractor. They'll be responsible for creating the space in which you spend much of your time, so you want someone qualified and experienced enough to do the job right. Below is a list of some of the important qualities to look for when selecting a superior general contractor for your home improvement job.
What to Look for When Hiring a General Contractor
The contractor you hire should communicate effectively. Not only should they explain the process and the schedule, but they should also pay attention when you explain what you want and ask appropriate questions. By communicating clearly and openly, you’ll receive the results you want.
Home improvement projects are complicated. They often involve many disciplines—plumbing, electricity, HVAC, construction, and more—that must all be carefully overseen. Only someone who knows what they're doing can provide effective oversight, and the only real teacher is experience. Before hiring a general contractor, find out how long they've been in business and how many similar jobs they've performed. Ask about whether they’ve successfully installed similar appliances and features to the ones you want, too.
Licensing & Insurance
Licensing is the city or county's way of guaranteeing that a general contractor has at least the minimum qualifications required to provide effective service. This means they've passed all the important education, testing, and job-related training requirements set by the relevant licensing boards in your area. Also, insurance protects you financially in case something goes wrong. If the contractor accidentally injures someone or damages their property during your project, you will not be held responsible.
For experienced and expert general contractors, contact Future Contracting in Chesterfield, MO. They've been serving St. Louis County for more than 15 years and have a long history of completing beautiful and satisfactory projects. Visit their website to view a photo gallery of completed projects, and call (314) 495-7027 to schedule a consultation.