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.

Change Order

Change Order If you want to learn more about Change Orders, don’t ask Google!  Typing “Change Order” into Google produces over 8 billion results!  I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the results.  Who on earth can make sense of that? What is a Change Order?  A Change Order is work that […]

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Build a Strong Client-Contractor Relationship

Build a Strong Client-Contractor Relationship

Build a Strong Client-Contractor Relationship Beginning with the first meeting at your home, you want to build a strong Client-Contractor Relationship.  Remodeling Contractors are crucial allies as you remodel your home.  Remodeling a bathroom, kitchen, or full interior requires the ability to manage thousands of moving pieces and lots of trades.  To successfully accomplish requires […]

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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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