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.

Free Remodel Estimate

Free Remodel Estimate

Free Remodel Estimate What is a free remodel estimate?  I recently read an article about a seminar on “Free Estimates”.  One of the contractors in attendance said that he felt compelled to provide free estimates because that’s what his competition did. The speaker suggested a role play. When the contractor, in the role of the […]

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What is Design Build?

What is Design Build? What exactly is Design/Build?  A Design/Build company combines both design and construction functions as one team, under one roof.  This is a “turn-key” approach.  The same company performs both the design (architecture) and the building or remodeling.  Design/Build company’s such as DAD’s Construction continue to grow ever more popular.  Why?  Clients […]

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Home Remodeling Contractor Information

Home Remodeling Contractor Information This article on Home Remodeling Contractor Information was updated on February 27, 2022.  The new 2022 California Contractors License Law published some very interesting information.  The 2022 edition is 1,280 pages.  Before long, the CSLB will need to make it a two volume set!  There is also some other new and […]

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How Do I Select a Contractor?

How Do I Select a Contractor?

How Do I Select a Contractor? Virtually all construction and remodeling projects start with a phone call.  This phone call should be fluid, pleasant, and friendly.  During this call, the first meeting between the client and the Contractor is scheduled.  Make sure the meeting is with the Contractor personally, not a salesperson or representative.  This […]

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