How to Select a General Contractor For a Project

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It can be very time consuming to find a general contractor that just so happens to be very great at what they do and in this article I will show you how to select a general contractor a project, big or small, and how to get them done right the first time every time.

There a many differences when it comes into hiring a very good contractor to take care of your home needs. Many of them take the project and money and never come back! Then whenever, you try to find them it becomes an impossible task.

That is why it is very important to hire the right general contractor to do the project in order to get the best work at a price that fits your budget.

Spend Time with The Contractor & Explain Your Needs

Spending valuable time with a general contractor and explaining your needs is very important, not only so that your project gets done right and just the way you want it, but it also gives you a sense of what the experience is going to be like with the contractor once the project starts.

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If the contractor does not listen to your needs, ignores you, and tries to sell you something that you obviously don’t need all of the time, then that is a major RED sign that they don’t care about you and only want to take your money without your input.

Pay Attention to The General Contractor's Input

This is very important, because there are general contractors that say you need this and that done and the total adds up to about $10,000 for just a simple door replacement when in reality, you don’t need to.
It’s good to ask for suggestions, but the main thing to look for is if they are trying to sell you things that you don’t need.

For Example if you have a leak in your roof and you need to replace an area of roof then it is not necessary to redo all of the siding of your home if all you need is a roof repair.

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If they are trying to sell you a lot of things that you don’t need or want just know that is a red flag for more things to come.

When the contractor suggests to fix main issues first, helps you select different options, and respects you as a person, then that is a very GOOD sign you talking to the right general contractor for a project.

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"Very Good Job. My roof was replaced and all the leaks in my house were treated properly."
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Bobbie Murray
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"Mike expediently does a very throurgh job of replacing siding and painting with no flaws. All rot and mildew are gone. My 25 year old house looks brand new."
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It’s always good to do your research before you start putting a lot of money into something, because the last thing you want is be left with a bad job that will turn into future problems and headaches.

It’s always good to do your research before you start putting a lot of money into something, because the last thing you want is be left with a bad job that will turn into future problems and headaches.

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You can check the Better Business Bureau website and see if they are on it and have good ratings & reviews. Check for 4-5 star reviews on Google and Yelp and read the reviews to see how other people’s experiences were with that company.

It would be wise to go with a company that’s been around for more than 10 years because they have more experience in working at other projects and know when something is placed right. Plus they usually know how to respond if things go wrong.

Talk with Different General Contractors
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You don’t want to just meet one person and go with them right away. It’s better to call different contractors and get answers and suggestions from them as well.

If you want to select a quality general contractor for a project who gets things done right the first time, you might have to do some research on Google and asking around. Those kind of general contractors can tend to be more expensive, but it is SO worth it if you just want peace of mind knowing that your project is done right.

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  1. My sister needs to find a roofing contractor. She’s found 2 leaks in the attic that have caused a lot of water damage. Your information that she should do research by checking the BBB is really helpful!

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  1. My sister needs to find a roofing contractor. She’s found 2 leaks in the attic that have caused a lot of water damage. Your information that she should do research by checking the BBB is really helpful!

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