Here at DC1 Homes, we want to help you make your dream home a reality, and we have the necessary experience to do just that. Whether you are planning to renovate your existing home or you want to build a new one from the ground up, you will need the help of a general building contractor to make your project a success. In this article, we will go over a few questions to ask candidates for the job before you make your final decision in order to make sure you are in good hands.
- What are Your Qualifications? Before you hire a general building contractor, you should ask about their experience, training, and other qualifications. In particular, you should ask to see a copy of their license, as you will want to make sure they have the necessary training to do the kind of work you are looking for. A reputable contractor will always be ready to provide this documentation.
- Are You Insured? Another questions to ask a general building contractor before you hire them is whether they carry insurance coverage. Even experienced contractors can make mistakes or suffer accidents on the job, so it’s important to choose a team who has insurance to cover the costs of any damages or injuries that may occur.
- Can You Provide Client References? A third key question to ask a general building contractor is whether they can provide a list of client references for you to contact. Reaching out to a contractor’s past clients directly is the best way to get a realistic view of what they are like to work with and of the quality of their results, so you should always ask for references to contact.