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.

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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Why Do I Need a Building Permit?

Why Do I Need A Building Permit?

Why Do I Need A Building Permit? What exactly are permits?  Clients receive so much conflicting information on permits, it is understandable why there is confusion.  This conflicting information leads clients to ask “Why do I need a building permit?”  Below are the facts and what you need to know. For most common residential construction […]

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Building Permits

Building Permits Clients often ask why they need building permits for their bathroom, kitchen, and home remodel projects.  My answer is always the same “Building permits are the cheapest insurance you will ever buy.  Building permits ensure projects are performed safely, correctly, and in compliance with building, construction, and zoning codes.”  Does this matter?  Absolutely! […]

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Estimate to Remodel

Estimate to Remodel Are you having difficulty finding a contractor to give you an estimate to remodel your bathroom or kitchen?  How about a bid?  Is there is difference between an estimate to remodel and a bid to remodel? Most folks find the process of finding a contractor to show up and perform the work […]

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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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