Updated: Jan 11
– Willingly Provides Requested Information
A good contractor understands the importance of trust and will willingly provide references, licenses and proof of insurance upon request.
– Provides Written Estimate
Your contractor should provide you with a detailed, written estimate that describes the scope of the job to be performed. This written estimate will help you minimize the chance you’ll be faced with unexpected costs.
– Doesn’t Ask for Upfront Payment
Of course your contractor needs to get paid, but good contractors typically only ask for a percentage of money up front. They don’t require the full payment until the project has been completed.
– Respectful of Property and Ground Rules
You know you have a good contractor if he or she is respectful of the property and any rules you’ve established. They will abide by your requests for workspace and time, including the hours they work, where they should go to the bathroom, and how much they need to clean up after themselves each day.
– Communication Is Key
Don’t underestimate the importance of communication. Good contractors understand they need to communicate regularly and in an easy to understand way when meeting a client’s expectations. They are willing to answer any questions you have about the project. If an unexpected issue arises, they will contact you immediately and discuss the options.