It’s likely that your home is your single greatest asset and so protecting and maintaining its value should be a high priority that only professionals are trusted with. You wouldn’t tolerate an amateur helicopter mechanic, or put your operation out to the lowest biding surgeon. Therefore carefully selecting a contractor is an important decision. A quality home improvement requires the right contractor to achieve the desired results of your project. An experienced contractor can handle the complexities of the scope of your construction or remodel. Making your selection should be based on overall value and never price alone.
These are the credentials of a professional and qualified remodeling contractor:
- Is licensed, bonded and insured
- Is registered in the state
- Has years of experience
- Business longevity and stability
- Has completed similar jobs
- Has a good reputation
- Provides written agreements
- Provides detailed scope of work and pricing
- Provides references of previous work
- Has participating trade association memberships with recognized national and local remodeling industry groups, such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- Continues learning the trade through courses and trade associations, like the national Remodelers Advantage organization – a comprehensive community and support organization for remodeling business owners dedicated to improving company performance and quality of life
- Communicates well
We take pride in meeting the above credentials and of our master craftsmanship and professional standing. We adhere to the code of ethics of our industry and the standards of excellence. We are happy to provide you references and we encourage you to check those references to see the quality of the work we've performed.
**Your contractor MUST be properly insured !
And you need to have seen the policy documents. You are literally liable and could loose your assets in a worst case senario !
Neither the State or the Federal Government requires that contractors be properly insured. Insurance is an expensive overhead cost
- No sunset policy that limits claims to duration of the policy only.
- California admitted and rated carriers.
- ALL people on site who are not sole proprietors must be covered by workers compensation, (Otherwise YOU are their employer in the eyes of the law, and are liable for their medical bills )
- All sub contractors named as additionally insured in the GC's general liability insurance.
- A bond is NOT INSURANCE and ALL licensed contractors carry the same mandatory $12,500 bond.