If you're doing a home renovation or addition, most people will need an contractor. And since whatever project you're working on will likely be a permanent addition to your home, you need a great contractor. You need someone what can be trusted and someone who has experience. So how do you find that person?
There are several ways of finding an excellent construction contractor. Here are a few:
1. Ask friends for referrals.
Do you know of any friends or family who have recently had construction work done? They can probably tell you who does great work and who to avoid. Plus, your friend could get a discount on a current or future project if they refer you, so there's a bonus in it for them as well! A friendly facebook post asking for construction company recommendations could garner helpful information, as well.
2. Research sites that rate contractors.
Second, using sites like Angie's list is a great way to get a feel for a good construction company. Past and current clients can comment on a local company's performance, which makes this resource ideal for anyone who wants to know the performance of a company over time.
3. Keep an eye out for local yard signs.
As you're driving through your own neighborhood, keep an eye out for current construction. Many of these projects will have yard signs indicating what company is doing their project. Observe the site: is it orderly? Are the workers respectful of the property? Is there a manager on site? These are all things you can observe at a glance that might tell you if the construction company in charge of the project is worth hiring.
Simply using your local and internet networks is a great way to find a trustworthy construction company! Friends and websites are a fun, easy way to connect with a the company that's right for you, and a little neighborhood perusal could land you some instant referrals!