Category: How Do I Select a Contractor?

Posts on (1) what’s important when selecting a contractor (2) estimating (3) permits (4) how to enjoy a successful remodel.

Find a Good Contractor

Find a Good Contractor

Find a Good Contractor One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is their frustration in finding a good contractor.  Perhaps, the best way to answer this is to look inward to figure out what you are doing wrong.  Here are the reasons you will never find a good contractor. Consider your expectations. There […]

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Home Improvement Complaints

Home Improvement Complaints

Home Improvement Complaints According to the 2019 Consumer Complaint Survey Report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), home improvement/construction topped the list of worst home improvement complaints.   It is the third consecutive year the home improvement and construction industry have ranked first in consumer complaints.  According to CFA “The financial loss that consumers can suffer when […]

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What Is a Contractor?

What Is a Contractor?

What Is a Contractor? Great question!  What is a Contractor? A contractor is licensed to perform certain types of construction activities. In California they must be licensed.  They must also be in strict compliance with bonding, workers compensation insurance, and other similar regulations. All require extensive training, testing, certification, and background investigations.  Licensed contractors must […]

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What is a Owner/Builder?

What is a Owner/Builder?

Considering Becoming an Owner-Builder? Important information you need to know BEFORE pulling your permit! The term “Owner-Builder” can mean three different things: “Owner as Worker”, “Owner as Contractor” or “Owner as Employer” Understand each has Benefits or Risk, and it is possible to combine them! Hiring a California Licensed Contractor means you do not personally […]

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Unlicensed Contractor

Unlicensed Contractor DAD’s Construction clients often tell of experiences with other contractors that were less than pleasant. In many instances, their unpleasant experience began with an unlicensed contractor. What Is an Unlicensed Contractor? An unlicensed contractor is someone who does repairs or makes improvements to your home without the appropriate license to do business in your […]

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