Checking References

By Robert Robillard on Contractor Advice

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Checking Contractor’s References

To protect yourself, when hiring a contractor you should get into the habit of checking references.  This is an essential to finding and qualifying the right person for your project.

Here are just a few questions to ask a contractors previous customers:

Did they communicate well with the re modeler?

Were they pleased with the quality of work? (I suggest asking to see the completed project since everyone has a different level of quality)

Were they satisfied with the re-modeler’s business practices?

Did the contractors crew arrive to work on time? Return phone calls timely?

Were they comfortable with the sub-contracted trades people the re-modeler used?

Was the job completed on schedule?

Did the re-modeler fulfill his or her portion of the contract?

Did the contractor stay in touch throughout the project?

Were the final details finished in a timely manner?

Would you use the remodel er again without hesitation?

Was the job site kept clean during the project?

Was the re-modeler professional, ethical, honest and fair throughout the process?

Did the re-modeler manage the overall project and process in such a way to ensure your satisfaction?

Did any issues arise during the project? How did the re-modeler handle them?

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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