What Defines a Great Contractor?

Jan 28, 2013 No Comments by

A truly great contractor understands your home improvement needs, listens to you, and has the skills and licensed experience to get the job done right. Before you decide on a contractor, you should take these factors into consideration along with affordability in order to avoid problems during and after the work is completed.


Hiring a contractor with the right licenses and certifications can help protect your home and property against damage and loss. Home owners understand that property investments come with risk, but truly great contractors mitigate risk; they don’t create unnecessary pitfalls. But that’s not the only benefit to going with a certified professional. A licensed contractor gives home owners a level of legal assurance, perhaps most notably the ability to file state-based complaints. With the right contractor, this is more of a safety net. That’s because licensing requires a comprehensive skills test, verifiable work experience, and continuous training.


Licensed contractors not only reduce risk, but they also provide clarity when it comes to securing a fair rate. There are many contractors who claim to be on the up and up, but going with a certified professional offers definitive protection against con artists. Most contractors supply a quote before any work is performed to prevent surprises down the line. In addition, they provide home owners with a scope of work, which must be agreed upon in writing before the job commences.


Before you choose a contractor, do the research. Contact your state’s licensing board, the Better Business Bureau, and ask for references.  Remember, it is easy to find a contractor but not easy to find a great one.

Construction, Contractor, Home Improvement, Home Services, Installation

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