So You’re Thinking About A Remodeling Project For Your Home?
When done properly, a remodeling project
makes your home more enjoyable and can rove to be a valuable investment. It’s also usually a relatively expensive undertaking that can turn out to be one of the worst experiences of your life if you choose the wrong company. But how can you tell if one company is any better, any worse, or any different from another?
Unfortunately, we’ve all heard horror stories about home remodeling gone bad – unfinished projects, shoddy workmanship, projects taking longer than expected, final bills coming in higher than quoted, and more. Even having heard the stories, I must admit that I was shocked and embarrassed to find out that, for the past six years, Home Improvement Contracting has been in the top three
areas of consumer complaints reported in the NACAA/CFA Consumer Complaint Survey report*.
We’ve been in the home building industry for over 15 years, and we’ve always done a good job and treated our customers right. We’ve been able to build a nice business by doing so. But we’ve noticed over the years that some folks choose less-than-reputable companies to do jobs for them. It’s usually because they’re quoted less money and don’t really know how to evaluate the competition. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for fair, honest competition, but it pains us to see good folks risk their hard earned money with contractors who have no track record…or worse, a bad (but hidden) track record.
We wrote the following information to help you evaluate the companies you’re choosing from and make the best decision possible – we hope you find it helpful.
This information outlines standards to help you judge BEFORE hand whether or not a company is likely to do your job right. Before you hire any company to work on your home, make sure you consult this guide and INSIST they comply with EVERY SINGLE STANDARD. If you do, chances are excellent you’ll have a great experience and get exactly what you want out of your project.
Black Label Services, LLC