You’ve decided it’s time to remodel your home in Tucson and you have a picture of what you want. Now, it’s time to pick a Tucson design and remodeling firm. How do you choose which firm is right for you? These five questions will help you make an educated choice.
1) Are you a licensed and bonded contractor? Do you have liability insurance?
In Arizona, contractors must be licensed by the state. This licensing requires passing a state issued exam. Contractors must also be bonded and have liability insurance. If you’re talking to a contractor who doesn’t have all three of these necessary qualifications, look elsewhere.
2) How long have you been in business?
Though new businesses can also have success, a long history speaks volumes to the firm’s proven record.
3) On average, how long do your jobs from start to finish?
One of the best ways to ensure you have a happy remodel is making sure the contractor’s timeline and your own match up. Whether you are staying in your home or living elsewhere during your remodel, you want to start enjoying it as quickly as possible.
4) What percentage of your jobs are finished on time?
Not only do you and your contractor want to have the same timeline in mind, but you want to know that timeline will be followed. Finishing jobs on time is paramount to staying within budget. If your contractor has a history of finishing jobs late, ask how often they finish a job over budget.
5) May I see examples of your past work? Do you have references I may contact?
Your Tucson design and remodeling company should be able to provide you with examples of success and quality references. If they can’t, you should ask them why.